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Deals and Transactions

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. »

JMP Group partners with Bryan Garnier

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 14:16

JMP Group, an investment banking and alternative asset management firm JMP Group, is partnering with investment bank with Bryan, Garnier & Co on the origination and execution of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory mandates and public and private capital-raising transactions. »

JLM and Eagle JV creates largest Planet Fitness franchisee

Fri, 04/11/2016 - 13:21

JLM Financial Partners and Eagle Merchant Partners have created the largest Planet Fitness franchisee, United PF Partners, with 59 operating clubs in nine states.  »

Tikehau IM arranges EUR30 million add-on financing for Oasis Group

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 12:22

Tikehau IM, a European asset manager, has arranged a EUR30 million add-on to the existing senior facilities provided by Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group (GSSLG) for Oasis Group. »

Barings co-arranges unitranche facility for Bridgepoint’s buyout of Inspiring Learning

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 12:42

Asset management firm Barings has acted as co-lead arranger of a unitranche facility to support Bridgepoint Development Capital's acquisition of Inspiring Learning. »

More NatWest business customers get access to alternative lending

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 13:43

All of NatWest’s business and commercial customers can now access an expanded panel of alternative lenders to which they can be formally referred if borrowing directly from the bank is not possible. »

Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank lead on USD815m Suddenlink refinancing

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 09:31

Law firm Paul Hastings has advised Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank as lead arrangers and bookrunners on the USD815 million term loan B refinancing of Suddenlink’s existing term loan facilities. »

SIB enters alternative lending market with LendingCrowd

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:13

LendingCrowd, a UK alternative finance lender, has partnered with the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, in an initiative that will see GBP2.75 million invested in Scottish SMEs across the LendingCrowd platform. »

Shepherd and Wedderburn advises GIB on local authority streetlight financing

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 10:19

UK Green Investment (GIB) is to provide Kent County Council with a GBP10.2 million green loan to help finance the local authority’s GBP40 million streetlight conversion programme. »

Steve Boyle, Legal & General

Legal & General completes GBP175m refinancing of Arora Group debt

Mon, 24/10/2016 - 10:27

Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets (LGIM Real Assets) has completed a new loan to the Arora Group, for GBP175 million over 15 years, refinancing existing debt for Arora in the current low interest rate environment. »

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