With private equity set to further blossom over the next decade and continue its AUM expansion, it will become incumbent upon industry leaders to explore new ways to deliver growth in their firms’ portfolios.
BlackRock Long Term Private Capital will become the new majority shareholder in Creed, the Paris-based multi-century old luxury fragrance company.
Paris-based Apax Partners has added to its team with two new appointments. Joséphine Loréal will work in investor relations, while Raphaël Bazin has been appointed as director at Apax Partners Development, the investment team dedicated to Apax Partners’ investments in companies with a value of EUR10-100 million.
Trilantic North America has acquired a majority stake in Gorilla Commerce, an e-commerce platform specialising in the development and sale of home and pet products through direct-to-consumer channels.
Medical cannabis and wellness brand Sanity Group closes a USD22 million Series A round led by Calyx, a European cannabis-focused investment fund and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, one of Germany’s largest venture funds.
London-based IMAN Capital Partners has, together with a group of investors, agreed to acquire a majority stake in Crealsa Investments, a Spanish provider of web solutions for the financing of invoices and promissory notes to SMEs on a nationwide basis.
One of Lithuania’s largest asset management companies, INVL Asset Management, has held a final close of INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund, the largest private equity investment fund for the Baltic region, at a total of EUR165 million.
Dallas-based private equity firm Align Capital Partners’ utility intelligence platform E Source has acquired Baton Rouge-based UtiliWorks Consulting.