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Permira Funds to acquire Metalogix

A company owned by the private equity firm Permira is to acquire Metalogix, a provider of management tools for mission-critical collaboration platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Office 365. »

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Alter Domus opens office in Düsseldorf, Germany

Alter Domus, a provider of fund and corporate services to international private equity and infrastructure houses, real estate firms, multinationals, private clients and private debt managers, has opened an office in Düsseldorf, Germany. »

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Zeus advises on USD130m deal for Brabant Pharma

Drug development firm Brabant Pharma has been sold to US-based pharmaceutical company Zogenix, in a deal where the main selling shareholders were advised by Zeus Capital. »


Piper sells exam revision business to MPW

Consumer brands specialist investor Piper has sold Justin Craig Education, a UK exam revision business, to independent college brand MPW. »


Advent International completes acquisition of Corialis

Private equity firm Advent International has completed the acquisition of Corialis (Core Innovative Aluminium Integrated Solutions) from Sagard and Ergon, alongside the management team led by CEO Johan Verstrepen. »

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Blackstone acquires Philadelphia Financial Group from Tiptree Financial

Tiptree Financial is to sell its subsidiary Philadelphia Financial Group to funds managed by the tactical opportunities group of The Blackstone Group for approximately USD155 million in cash plus additional consideration of approximately USD10 million to be paid over two years. »


President of Supreme Group’s Commercial Division delivers keynote address at private equity in Africa event

The opportunities for private sector-led growth in Africa, the benefits of private equity buyouts as attractive entry strategies, and the focus of strategic investors in Africa were key themes discussed by Honore Dainhi, the president of Supreme Group’s Commercial Division, during a keynote speech at the Private Equity in Africa event that was held recently in London.  »

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Ashurst advises KKR on acquisition of Pont-sur-Sambre Power and Toul Power

Ashurst has advised the credit business of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) on the acquisition of the entire share capital and voting rights of Pont-sur-Sambre Power and Toul Power, two combined cycle gas turbine power plants in France. »


European PE market sees continued volatility in Q3, says SL Capital Partners

A total of 298 European private equity transactions in Q3 represented a meaningful reduction in volume over the prior quarter, impacted by a decrease in both buyouts and early stage transactions, according to SL Capital Partners. »

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Crestbridge sees value of funds administered rise by 700 per cent

Independent corporate and fund services provider Crestbridge has seen the value of funds it administers grow from GBP1.84 billion in June 2013 to GBP15.06 billion in June 2014, representing an increase of more than 700 per cent. »

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