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Deals and Transactions

Maven completes GBP6.5 million MBO of Healthpoint

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 10:18

UK private equity house Maven Capital Partners has completed a GBP6.5 million management buy-out of Healthpoint Limited, a supplier of healthcare and beauty products into the retail sector. »

Proskauer advises HgCapital on two new fund closings totaling GBP3.1bn

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:42

International law firm Proskauer has advised European buyout firm HgCapital on the close of two new funds with a combined value of GBP3.1 billion. »

Monroe Capital supports High Road Capital Partners’ acquisition of Midwest Wholesale Hardware Co

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:59

Monroe Capital has acted as sole lead arranger and administrative agent on the funding of a unitranche credit facility to support the acquisition of Midwest Wholesale Hardware Co (Midwest) by private equity sponsor, High Road Capital Partners. »

GCA Altium advises AXIO on sale of OAG

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:56

Global investment bank GCA Altium has advised AXIO Aviation Holdings on the sale of OAG to Vitruvian Partners in a deal worth approximately USD215 million. »

Maximising success of an exit

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:21

Mark Hardwicke of boutique investment bank, Invenio Corporate Finance, writes on the tactics required to make a successful exit.  »

Monroe Capital Provides USD125m credit facility to healthcare services company

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:00

Monroe Capital has acted as sole lead arranger and administrative agent on the funding of a USD125 million senior credit facility to support the recapitalisation of a healthcare services company.  »

ACT Clean secures private investor backing for GBP10.2m MBO

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 10:57

Associated Continuity Teams (ACT Clean) has secured private investor backing for a GBP10.2 million management buyout – a significant deal that signals a new cycle of growth and energy for the specialist outsourcing company of kitchen porters, night cleaning and housekeeping. »

Barings extends senior credit facility to support Battery Ventures' Forterro

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:04

Barings has acted as mandated lead arranger of a senior secured credit facility to support Battery Ventures' portfolio company Forterro. »

Dominic Silvester, Enstar

Enstar reinsures GBP957m of RSA’s legacy UK employer’s liability business

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:56

One of Enstar Group’s wholly-owned subsidiaries has signed an agreement to reinsure RSA Insurance Group UK’s employers’ liability legacy business. »

Cerea Capital and Bpifrance reorganise capital and financial structure of GPS Group

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:23

Céréa Capital II has completed its fourth investment, participating in the reorganisation of the capital and financial structure of GPS Group, in partnership with Bpifrance and the company's management. »

Scout24 secures syndicated loan facility with the help of Noerr

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 09:40

Law firm Noerr has advised Scout24 on the closing a new syndicated loan facility. »

Robert Schach, Debtwire

European restructurings predicted to hit next peak in 2017

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 14:09

The volume of European restructurings is expected to hit its next peak in 2017, according to a survey by Debtwire in conjunction with independent investment bank Greenhill and law firm Orrick. »

Noerr advises Novelis on USD1.8bn refinancing deal

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 09:14

Noerr has advised Novelis, a specialist in rolled aluminium products owned by India’s Hindalco Industries, on the refinancing of its USD1.8 billion term loan B line still existing after its acquisition by Hindalco. »

Platina in EUR100m loan restructuring to finance Spanish photovoltaic portfolio

Mon, 23/01/2017 - 11:01

Between July and December 2016, Platina Energy Partners successfully restructured with Unicredit (London Branch) circa EUR100 million of non-recourse long-term financing, originally used to finance a 20 MW photovoltaic portfolio, consisting of three operational projects located in mainland Spain. »

Independent Growth Finance delivers GBP3m facility to EPI Group

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 09:20

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a commercial finance provider for SMEs, has provided a GBP3 million confidential invoice discounting facility to oil and gas exploration consultancy firm, EPI Group. »

New Water Capital recapitalises watersports company KL Outdoor

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 10:37

An affiliate of New Water Capital Partners, a Boca Raton-based private equity investment firm focused on lower-middle market companies, has recapitalised KL Outdoor, a US-based manufacturer, designer, and marketer of branded outdoor lifestyle/recreational and outdoor events products. »

Permira Debt Managers acts as sole lender in refinancing of Away Resorts

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:44

Permira Debt Managers (PDM) is acting as sole lender in the refinancing of Away Resorts’ existing debt. »

PyroGenesis signs military contracts worth USD1.2m

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:16

PyroGenesis Canada, a clean-tech company that designs, develops, manufactures and commercialises plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, has signed two additional military contracts totalling approximately USD1.2 million (CAD1.6 million). »

Israeli high-tech exits totalled USD10 billion in 2016, says IVC-Meitar

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 14:42

Israeli high-tech companies closed 104 deals, totalling USD10 billion in exits, during 2016, according to the latest IVC-Meitar Exits Report. The figure includes 93 M&A deals with a total value of nearly USD8.8 billion including the USD4.4 billion Playtika acquisition. »

Galaxy Holdings and Puji Capital launch Shenzhen-based JV venture platform

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 11:58

Puji Capital and Galaxy Holdings have formed a joint venture to create a new economic and business region in Shenzhen to bridge and innovate cross-border business between China and the West through investment and business support. »

Clessidra to sell Buccellati to Gangta Group

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 11:56

Clessidra and the Buccellati have sold an 85 per cent stake of Buccellati Holding Italia (Buccellati) to the Chinese conglomerate Gangtai Group. Clessidra and the Buccellati family will retain a 15 per cent stake in Buccellati. »

Lincoln International represents KRG Capital Partners in sale of Ansira Partners

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 11:54

Mid-market investment bank Lincoln International (Lincoln) has represented KRG Capital Partners (KRG) on it sale of sell Ansira Partners (Ansira) to Advent International Corporation (Advent). Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »

EVISU buys back Chinese retailing rights for USD40m

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 14:51

Japanese denim brand EVISU has agreed a buy-back deal for its retailing and franchising rights in China. »

Meinninger Hotels and VIYM form partnership in Russia

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 08:42

German hotel group Meinninger Hotels and private equity firm VIYM have signed a management agreement which will see Meinninger open its first hotel-hostel hybrid in Russia, as part of VIYM’s Nikolskiye Ryady development in Saint Petersburg. »

Curetis obtains EIB debt financing of EUR25m

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 08:52

Diagnostic solutions specialist Curetis has secured a EUR25 million unsecured loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). »

ForeVest launches as independent alternative investment firm

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:39

ForeVest Capital Partners has launched as an independent alternative investment firm, having completed a spinout from PineBridge Investments by mutual agreement.  »

PIMCO forms private credit JV with Solar Capital Partners

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 07:35

PIMCO has formed a joint venture with Solar Capital Partners as the firm continues to develop and expand its private credit platform. »

Lightstone and Takeda lead USD35m financing of Cerevance

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:42

A cross-border team from law firm Goodwin represented the neuroscience company Cerevance in its financing by Lightstone Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceutical.  »

FS Investments’ BDC closes on USD1bn of middle market commitments

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 09:37

FS Investments’ business development company (BDC) direct lending platform committed approximately USD988 million in senior secured loans and other debt and equity financing to middle market companies in the third quarter of 2016, bringing its year-to-date total originations to more than USD2.2 billion. »

Monroe Capital supports recapitalisation of Corbett Technology Solutions

Tue, 29/11/2016 - 14:02

Monroe Capital has acted as sole lead arranger and administrative agent on the funding of a senior credit facility to support private equity sponsor Tower Arch Capital’s recapitalisation of Corbett Technology Solutions (CTSI) in partnership with its management team. »

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