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Summa Equity acquires Lin Education

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 09:35

Summa Equity has acquired Linfre Education AB from the company’s founder and a handful of private investors. »

Masayoshi Son, SoftBank

SoftBank Group to acquire Fortress Investment Group for USD3.3bn

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:48

SoftBank Group (SoftBank or SBG) is to acquire Fortress Investment Group (Fortress) in a cash deal worth approximately USD3.3 billion. »

One Equity Partners’ portfolio company acquires Auto Safety House

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:25

One Equity Partners’ portfolio company, The WW Williams Company has completed the acquisition of Auto Safety House, one of the largest vehicle maintenance service and parts provider for trucks, pre-owned and new buses, and other vehicles in the Southwestern US. »

Arma Partners advises Cloudreach on sale to Blackstone

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:50

Arma Partners has acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cloudreach on the sale of a majority share to Blackstone. »

Mid Europa completes Profi acquisition

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:24

Mid Europa Partners, a private equity firm focused on Central and South Eastern Europe, has completed the acquisition of Romanian supermarket chain Profi Rom Food. »

Cairngorm Capital’s Polyframe to acquire Customade Group

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:19

Cairngorm Capital Partners is making a further investment in Polyframe Group Limited (Polyframe), a UK manufacturer of trade windows and doors, to facilitate Polyframe’s acquisition and merger with Customade Group Limited (Customade).  »

APS acquires EUR100m portfolio of Croatian NPLs

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 10:18

APS Holding (APS) has acquired a portfolio of Croatian non-performing loans (NPL) with a nominal value significantly exceeding EUR100 million. The firm’s newly established office in Croatia is expected to have more than 40 employees in the first half of the year.  »

HIG Capital acquires assets of Xtera Communications

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:25

Private equity firm HIG Capital (HIG) has acquired substantially all the assets of Xtera Communications (Xtera), a provider of innovative and bespoke sub-sea fibre optic solutions.  »

Reed Smith advises Graphite Capital and Micheldever Group on GBP215m acquisition by Sumitomo

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 14:32

Global law firm Reed Smith has advised Graphite Capital and Micheldever Group (MTS) on the acquisition of MTS by Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), Japan’s sixth largest tyre manufacturer.  »

OakNorth provides GBP8m for acquisition of several London and South East nurseries

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 14:30

OakNorth has completed a debt finance deal worth GBP8 million to ICP Nurseries Ltd. The OakNorth loan will be used to further support ICP Nurseries in acquiring leading nursery settings. »

KKR to acquire Travelopia from TUI

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 14:29

KKR has agreed to acquire Travelopia from TUI AG (TUI). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. »

Laurent Vanderweyen, Alter Domus

Alter Domus acquires Carta Fund Services in the US

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:27

Alter Domus, a provider of Fund and Corporate Services to international private equity & infrastructure houses, real estate firms, private debt managers, multinationals, capital markets issuers and private clients is to acquire CARTA Fund Services in the US.  »

High Road Capital Partners acquires Midwest Wholesale Hardware

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 10:58

High Road Capital Partners has completed the acquisition of Midwest Wholesale Hardware, marking the sixth platform acquisition for High Road Capital Partners Fund II. »

Pamplona Capital Management and Ascent Venture Partners make USD100m investment in Nova Sciences

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 14:43

Pamplona Capital Management (Pamplona), along with Ascent Venture Partners (Ascent), has committed USD100 million to Nova Sciences Holdings (Nova), a new platform formed to acquire metering, monitoring, measurement and control instrumentation businesses. »

CVC Capital Partners to acquire stake in Pension Insurance Corporation Group

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 11:29

CVC Capital Partners (CVC) is to buy the shares currently held by a number of investors in Pension Insurance Corporation Group (PICG), the ultimate parent company of Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC). The investment is subject to customary regulatory approvals. »

Mourant Ozannes BVI advises on USD740m acquisition of Russian tech company

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 13:13

Mourant Ozannes BVI has advised MegaFon, a Russian telecommunications company, on its USD740 million acquisition of a controlling stake in Mail.Ru Group, the internet and social media group. »

Sovereign backs MBO of insurance brokerage Arachas

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:15

Sovereign Capital is to back the management buy-out of Arachas Corporate Brokers, an insurance brokerage operating in Ireland. »

Calera Capital acquires majority stake in Evans

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 09:59

Middle market private equity firm Calera Capital has acquired a majority stake in the Evans Network of Companies, a provider of intermodal and other trucking services through a non-asset based agency model. »

PE-backed Verdant Leisure acquires seventh leisure park

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 08:51

Palatine Private Equity-backed holiday park group Verdant Leisure has acquired its seventh leisure park. »

Cloud Direct acquires fifth IT business in 20 months

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 13:53

Cloud solutions provider (CSP) Cloud Direct has acquired Connect Support Services, following hot on the heels of its January acquisition of AOG Group, a Microsoft gold partner for hosting and communications. »

Lovell Minnick to acquire majority stake in Foreside Financial

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 10:28

Private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners is to acquire a majority stake in Foreside Financial Group, a provider of a variety of regulatory compliance and distribution solutions to clients in the investment management industry. »

Unigestion acquires Akina

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:48

Unigestion and Akina are to merge their private equity businesses to create a specialist in global small and mid-market private equity. »

Mourant Ozannes advises on USD2.63bn facilities for Chinese tech deal

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 09:51

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised China CITIC Bank Corporation and The Export-Import Bank of China on facilities with a total commitment of around USD2.63 billion for a consortium led by Apex Technology, PAG and Legend Capital Management. »

ORIX acquires Hoffman Southwest Corporation

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 13:52

Private equity firm ORIX Capital Partners has sponsored a private equity investment and acquired Hoffman Southwest Corp (HSW), a provider of water flow inspection, repair and cleaning services. »

HIG portfolio company Centerfield Media acquires Qology Direct

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 13:47

HIG Growth Partners’ portfolio company Centerfield Media has acquired Qology Direct. »

AnaCap to acquire EUR177m loan portfolio from Barclays

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:47

European financial services private equity firm AnaCap Financial Partners is to acquire a portfolio of Italian performing and non-performing corporate secured loans from Barclays. »

Alantra advises Bulldog Gin on USD55m sale to Campari

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:22

Alantra has advised the shareholders of Bulldog Gin in the sale of the brand to Gruppo Campari for GBP55 million, plus working capital and assumed liabilities for GBP3.4 million. »

IBID Group acquires gaming platform Riverplay

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 13:40

IBID Group, an investment firm focused on buying and investing in internet-based companies with high growth potential, has expanded its gaming portfolio with the majority acquisition of Riverplay, an end-to-end platform for the online gaming industry. »

Forterra acquires Royal Enterprises America's business

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 13:38

Forterra, a manufacturer of water infrastructure pipe and products in the US and Eastern Canada, has acquired the business of Royal Enterprises America (Royal), a manufacturer of concrete drainage pipe, precast concrete products, stormwater treatment technologies and erosion control products. »

Noerr advises Gold Tree on retail portfolio acquisition

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 08:59

Noerr has, in conjunction with a team of experts from its real estate investment group (REIG), advised the Swiss real estate investor Gold Tree on the acquisition of a retail portfolio. »

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