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LDC backs GBP22m MBO of identity card business Magicard

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 08:26

Mid-market private equity firm LDC has backed the GBP22m management buyout of global ID cards business, Magicard, from listed defence and security group Ultra Electronics Holdings plc. »

Taiyo Pacific Partners becomes major shareholder in Hitachi Maxell

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:56

Taiyo Pacific Partners has accumulated in excess of 5 per cent in Hitachi Maxell to become the second largest shareholder in the provider of micro batteries, camera lens and LED headlamp lenses for cars.  »

NorthEdge eyes AIM float for Accrol

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 09:54

NorthEdge-backed Accrol Group Holdings has revealed plans to to float on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Dealings are expected to commence on AIM on 10 June 2016. »

Investec Bank arranges refinancing of 40MW Canadian Solar UK portfolio with Bayern LB

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:23

Investec Bank has arranged the long term refinancing of a portfolio of four UK projects totalling 40MW solar portfolio owned by Canadian Solar Inc (CSIQ). The long term debt was provided by Bayern LB after Investec ran competitive process for Canadian Solar.  »

Ampersand-backed Avista Pharma Solutions expands contract testing facilities

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 09:44

Avista Pharma Solutions, a portfolio company of private equity firm Ampersand Capital Partners, has initiated a significant expansion and enhancement of its contract testing facility in Agawam, Massachusetts.  »

Equistone-backed Fircroft completes Australian bolt-on

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 16:13

Fircroft has strengthened its position in the mining, minerals and natural resources industries with the acquisition of Australian-based One Key Resources. »

Argus signs General Atlantic as strategic investor

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:32

Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has agreed a strategic partnership with global growth equity firm General Atlantic. General Atlantic will acquire a majority stake in the business, enabling Argus to fuel its next phase of global expansion. »

LDC backs HR software specialist

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:28

Mid-market private equity firm LDC has backed the management buyout of CIPHR, a vendor of human capital management (HCM) software, to further develop its SaaS offering and expand its product range. »

BGF celebrates five years of growth

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 16:07

BGF (Business Growth Fund), a provider of growth capital to small and mid-sized businesses, is celebrating celebrates five years of growth during which it has invested nearly GBP850 million in a diverse portfolio of more than 125 companies including manufacturers, retailers, technology providers, restaurants and more. »

Pamplona Capital’s Beacon Rail to supply rolling stock to Transpennine Express

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 16:07

Rail rolling stock leasing company Beacon Rail Leasing, a portfolio company of Pamplona Capital, is to purchase 13 sets of five-car intercity carriages which will be leased to TransPennine Express Limited (TPE), a FirstGroup plc company. »

StarCo divests major parts of aftermarket business to German Bohenkamp

Fri, 20/05/2016 - 07:25

Clearwater International Denmark has acted as financial advisor to the owners of StarCo in the divestment of major parts of their aftermarket business to German Bohnenkamp. »

Private equity finds opportunities in healthcare

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 09:46

The outlook for the healthcare industry remains challenging thanks in part to uncertainty over the upcoming presidential election and the continued changes ushered in by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, despite the uncertainty and rapid changes across healthcare, private equity investors are still attracted to many real opportunities.  »

Synlab successfully prices offering of EUR190m of additional senior secured floating rate notes due 2022

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:35

Synlab Bondco, a subsidiary of Cinven portfolio company Synlab Limited, has successfully priced a private placement offering of EUR190 million in principal amount of additional senior secured floating rate notes due 2022 at a price of 99.5 per cent. »

Capital Contractors secures USD5 million growth financing from Palladium Equity Partners

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:00

Commercial cleaning and outsourced facility maintenance company, Capital Contractors, has closed on a USD5 million financing facility from its current majority owner, an affiliate of Palladium Equity Partners, LLC.  »

EIB provides GBP700m backing for Thames Tideway Tunnel

EIB provides GBP700m backing for Thames Tideway Tunnel

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 09:05

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a GBP 700 million loan for the GBP 4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel, the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry.  »

Pro-Invest signs fund admin agreement with Apex

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 15:33

Pro-invest Group, a private equity real estate investment firm, has signed a fund administration agreement with global independent fund administrator, Apex Fund Services.  »

Franklin Square closes on over USD370m of Q1 private deals

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 07:00

Alternative investment manager Franklin Square Capital Partners” (Franklin Square) business development company (BDC) direct lending platform committed over USD370 million to private deals in the first quarter of 2016. »

Tecres partners with Keensight to create Demetra Holding

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 09:34

Tecres, a medical technology company dedicated to the development of bone cements and bone substitutes and private equity firm Keensight Capital have invested in Demetra Holding.  »

Eagle Private Equity to provide financing to Bakken Resources

Wed, 11/05/2016 - 09:50

New York-based private equity firm Eagle Private Equity is to provide an immediate USD1 million credit line to be provided by Eagle, along with a subsequent debt or equity financing of up to USD10 million.  »

Ogier advises on USD100 million offer for global sports marketing and event management company

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 15:45

Ogier is acting as British Virgin Islands legal counsel to Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp on its recently announced recommended offer for TLA Worldwide plc. »

PNC Riverarch Capital leads recapitalisation of Feeders Supply

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 15:14

PNC Riverarch Capital has recapitalised Feeders Supply Company, a specialty retailer of pet food and supplies headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. »

Salvepar increases stake in Asten Sante

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 09:24

Salvepar has increased ts stake in Asten Santé to 22.3 per cent of the capital and voting rights by acquiring a portion of the interest held by Gemmes Venture which remains the majority shareholder for EUR12 million. »

Norton Rose Fulbright advises AnaCap on sale of Simply Business

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 09:23

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised specialist European financial services private equity firm AnaCap Financial Partners (AnaCap) on the sale of UK online insurance distributor Simply Business, to New York-based Aquiline Capital Partners. »

Osprey Capital Partners advises Alexandria Moulding on deal with US-based Industrial Opportunity Partners

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 16:35

Osprey Capital Partners has assisted Moulure Alexandria Moulding in completing a partnership and recapitalisation with Industrial Opportunity Partners. »

Yummy Express completes Series C financing led by ClearVue Partners

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:58

Beijing-based Yummy Express, China's leading O2O solutions provider offering logistics and operations services, has completed USD10 million of Series C Financing, led by private equity firm ClearVue Partners.  »

American Securities recapitalises NMSC

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:56

North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) and private equity firm American Securities have completed a recapitalisation of NAPA's practice management company, NAPA Management Services Corporation (NMSC).  »

CONCERT Global expands alternative investments offering via alliance with iCapital Network

CONCERT Global expands alternative investments offering via alliance with iCapital Network

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 16:24

CONCERT Global, a Silicon Valley-based advisory technology firm, has formed an alliance with iCapital Network to deliver a complete alternative investments solution to CONCERT’s growing network of independent advisors and broker/dealers. »

KKR to provide long term financing to Petainer

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 09:55

Petainer UK Holdings has signed a binding agreement with KKR Credit for a 100 million debt and equity investment. The funding from KKR Credit will be used to refinance the Company’s capital structure and also finance the implementation of the Company’s growth strategy. »

Schweiger Dermatology Group Secures USD35m in fundraising round led by LLR Partners

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 10:01

Schweiger Dermatology Group has closed USD35 million in private equity financing led by LLR Partners. The Company manages Schweiger Dermatology, PLLC and Schweiger Dermatology, PC (collectively, SDG), a provider of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology services in New York and New Jersey. »

VC firm Highland Europe leads USD40m Nexthink fundraising

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 16:35

Nexthink, a provider of end-user IT analytics, has raised USD40 million in new investment round led by venture capital (VC) firm Highland Europe.  »

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