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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. »

KKR Credit extends sponsor-led financing and direct lending activity

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 14:36

KKR has closed two direct lending transactions which will provide financing for Roompot, an operator of holiday parks, and Exterion Media, an outdoor advertising company in the UK and Europe. »

CVC and EQT Mid-Market Credit provide refinancing to Paymentsense

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 09:53

CVC Credit Partners and the EQT Mid-Market Credit Fund’s European Private Debt businesses have jointly provided a GBP110 million unitranche facility to Paymentsense. »

SyndicateRoom publishes growth hunter study

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 08:42

The online investment platform, SyndicateRoom, which allows individuals to invest alongside the professionals, has published its study ‘Rise of the Growth Hunters’. »

ZEAL Investments partners with MassChallenge UK

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 14:16

Seed-stage investment company ZEAL Investments has partnered with MassChallenge UK, a start-up accelerator. »

Michael Hennen, Hatteras Funds

Hatteras Funds agrees sub-advisory relationship with Adams Street Partners

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 10:34

Hatteras Funds, a provider of alternative investment solutions for financial advisers and their clients, has agreed a sub-advisory relationship with Adams Street Partners, a global private markets investment firm. »

Barings supports Battery Ventures' buyout of Michell Instruments

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 09:42

Barings has acted as mandated lead arranger of a senior secured credit facility to support Battery Ventures' acquisition of Michell Instruments Group. »

YFM Equity Partners backs GBP5m Ferrabyrne MBO

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:23

Private equity fund manager YFM Equity Partners, alongside private co-investors, has backed the management buyout (MBO) of Ferrabyrne. »

Steve Higman, REG

REG signs BlackRock asset management contract

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 13:26

REG Power Management has signed an asset management contract with BlackRock for the recently constructed 18MW Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm in Devon, England.  »

Michael Falcone, MMA Capital Management

MMA Capital and TSSP form solar lending joint venture

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 08:38

MMA Capital Management has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of TSSP, a special situations investment platform, to form a solar lending joint venture.  »

Marianna Shapira,IVC

Israeli private equity hits USD3.26bn in first nine months of 2016

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 10:43

In the third quarter of 2016, Israeli private equity deal-making rose to USD1.7 billion in 18 deals, the highest quarterly amount in the past two years. »

European PE-backed deals drop 15 per cent

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 10:32

The number of European private equity-backed deals declined during the summer holiday period, down 15.1 per cent to 309 transactions in Q3 2016 from the 364 transactions seen in the previous three months. »


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