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NorthEdge backs GBP24m turnover MBO from One51

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 07:30

NorthEdge Capital has invested in environmental and industrial services specialist Future Industrial Services (FIS), backing the management buy-out from its Irish listed parent company, One51, at an equity value of GBP16 million. »

KKR makes tender offer to acquire Hitachi Kokusai Electric

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 07:27

HKE Holdings, an entity owned by investment funds managed by KKR, intends to make a tender offer for the common shares of Hitachi Kokusai Electric. »

Vitol and Helios acquire Vivo Energy

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 07:19

Vitol Africa has acquired Shell’s 20 per cent shareholding in Vivo Energy, meaning that the firm, in conjunction with funds advised by Helios Investment Partners, now owns 100 per cent of Vivo Energy.  »

Tuxedo Money Solutions acquired by new investors

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 10:10

Global fintech and payment solutions provider Tuxedo Money Solutions has been acquired by Erik Fällström and Andreas H Tuczka, of Aldridge EDC Specialty Finance Partners (AEDC). »

Cornerstone and Oaktree acquire ITKontrakt from Work Service

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 10:08

Funds managed by Cornerstone Partners and Oaktree Capital Management are to acquire IT Kontrakt, a vendor of IT services outsourcing in Poland, from Work Service (WS Group). »

Canada Pension Plan and Baring Private Equity Asia to acquire Nord Anglia

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 07:07

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) have signed an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Nord Anglia Education. »

Ropes & Gray advises TPG on surgical eye tools acquisition

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 13:02

International law firm Ropes & Gray has advised TPG Capital on the acquisition by one of its portfolio companies, Beaver-Visitec International, of Malosa Medical, a manufacturer and supplier of single-use surgical instruments, primarily for use in the field of ophthalmology, based in the UK and China. »

Indigo acquires 15 per cent stake in FMCG

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:59

Indigo Holdings, a Middle East-focused investment company that provides investors with exposure to early stage businesses, has invested approximately GBP200,000 in FMCG, a recently established online retail delivery business of Iranian convenience store chain Yaran Daryan. »

CEE acquires 27.6mw Brandenburg wind farm

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:43

Hamburg-based private equity group CEE has acquired eight wind turbines in the Vormark wind farm near to the municipality Gross Pankow (Prignitz) in Brandenburg. »

Maven leads the GBP6m MBO of ProspectSoft

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 09:02

Maven Capital Partners has completed the GBP6 million management buy-out of ProspectSoft to support the roll-out of the new cloud-based SaaS software – Prospect365. »

Align’s Alliance Source Testing acquires Golden stack testing business

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 08:52

Align Capital Partners’ platform company Alliance Source Testing (AST) has acquired the stack testing operations of Golden Specialty, a provider of source emission (or stack) testing services to industrial facilities in the western US. »

Howard Kennedy advises Lynx Equity on second UK acquisition

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 14:47

Law firm Howard Kennedy has advised Lynx Equity on its acquisition of specialist label printer Label Express.  »

Sfoglia Torino acquires Idea Quick

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 09:53

Sfoglia Torino has acquired 100 per cent of the capital of Idea Quick, an Italian frozen puff pastry producer, with growth capital provided by Unigrains. »

AnaCap acquires French business intelligence provider Ellisphere

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 09:41

AnaCap Financial Partners, a European financial services private equity firm, has acquired French business intelligence firm Ellisphere from Natixis. »

Peter Harrison, Schroders

Schroders accelerates growth of private assets business with acquisition of Adveq

Fri, 21/04/2017 - 09:19

Schroders is to acquire Adveq Holding, a private equity solutions business, accelerating the growth of its private assets business. »

LDC backs secondary buyout of Addo Food Group

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 10:09

UK mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the secondary buyout of Addo Food Group, a chilled savoury pastry producer, in a transaction that marks an exit for Vision Capital. »

Conway gains operational control of Guggenheim Alternatives Platform

Conway gains operational control of Guggenheim Alternatives Platform

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 09:13

Conway Investment Research has acquired operational control of the Guggenheim Alternatives Platform from GP Feeder Fund Management. »

Audax Private Equity acquires Academy Fire Life Safety

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 09:04

Audax Private Equity has partnered with management to acquire Impact Facility Services, d/b/a Academy Fire Life Safety, from Caltius Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles. »

Affluent Partners to purchase 33 per cent of Dellos in HKD79.2m deal

Wed, 19/04/2017 - 10:38

Affluent Partners has conditionally agreed to purchase 33 per cent of the entire issued share capital of Dellos Group, at the aggregate consideration of HKD79.2 million. »

Post Holdings to acquire Weetabix for GBP1.4 billion

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 14:39

Post Holdings, a consumer packaged goods holding company, is to acquire Weetabix from Shanghai-based state owned enterprise Bright Food Group and an investment fund advised by Barings Private Equity Asia, in a deal worth GBP1.4 billion.  »

Vista to acquire Market Track from Aurora Capital Group

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:01

Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners is to acquire a majority ownership in eCommerce, brand protection and promotional intelligence solutions provider Market Track from Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. »

Ametek to acquire Mocon

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 08:55

Ametek is to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Mocon at a price of USD30 per share in cash, which represents a premium of 39 per cent to Mocon’s closing share price on 13 April 2017. »

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Hillhouse Capital to acquire Dental Digital Business from Carestream

Mon, 17/04/2017 - 12:59

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and CareCapital Advisors Limited, a specialist investment platform focused on dental and consumer health in Asia and part of Hillhouse Capital Management, are to acquire Carestream’s dental digital business (Carestream Dental).  »

Blockchain specialist nChain acquired by private equity fund SICAV

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 09:34

Blockchain specialist nChain and a group of affiliated companies have been acquired by high tech private equity fund SICAV, an EU regulated investment fund managed by Accuro Fund Solutions. »

Ontario Teachers acquires additional OGF stake from Pamplona

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 08:44

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has become the majority shareholder of French funeral services provider OGF through the acquisition of a 33 per cent stake in the business from Pamplona, bringing its total shareholding to 74 per cent. »

LBO France to acquire HMY Group

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 08:40

LBO France has entered into exclusive negotiations with Sagard for the acquisition of HMY Group, an international company specialising in the design, manufacturing and fitting of retail furniture. »

The Hut Group acquires Catapult portfolio company Hangar Seven

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 08:32

Catapult’s portfolio business Hangar Seven, a marketing services agency specialising in content creation, has been acquired by The Hut Group, delivering a three-times cash return for the Catapult Growth Fund. »

Nigel Le Quesne, JTC

JTC acquires New Amsterdam Cititrust

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 14:49

JTC Group, a provider of fund, corporate and fiduciary services, has expanded its global footprint to include the Netherlands through the acquisition of New Amsterdam Cititrust (NACT). »

Project Blue most popular M&A project name of 2016, says Intralinks

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 09:07

The most popular M&A deal project name in 2016 was Project Blue, according to Intralinks, a provider of virtual data rooms for M&A transactions. »

Parkwood acquires minority stake in The Riverside Company

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 08:48

The Riverside Company has sold a non-voting minority stake to Parkwood to accelerate continuing growth. »

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