Peloton Capital Management (PCM), a Canadian private equity firm with a long-term approach to middle-market buyouts in the North American market, has closed its first fund at USD550 million.
Private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sphera, a provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) software, data, and consulting services, from Genstar Capital. The investment, which values the company at approximately USD1.4 billion, would be made through Blackstone’s flagship private equity vehicle.
The Vistria Group, a purpose-driven investment firm focusing on the middle market, has held final closing of Vistria Fund IV, LP, with USD2.68 billion of total capital commitments. Vistria now manages more than USD6.5 billion in institutional capital across its funds and co-investment vehicles.
An affiliate of funds advised by SK Capital Partners (SK Capital) is to sell Niacet Corp (Niacet) to Kerry Group plc, the global taste and nutrition company, for USD1,015 million (EUR853 million) on a cash-free, debt-free basis, subject to customary closing adjustments.
Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation and KKR have signed a definitive agreement for MIC to sell its Atlantic Aviation business to KKR for USD4.475 billion in cash and assumed debt and reorganisation obligations. Atlantic Aviation operates one of the largest networks of fixed base operations (FBOs) in the US providing a full suite of critical services to the private aviation sector.
QTS Realty Trust (QTS) and Blackstone, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc and other long-term perpetual capital vehicles managed by Blackstone will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of QTS Realty Trust for USD78.00 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately USD10 billion, including the assumption of debt.
Frazier Healthcare Partners has closed Frazier Healthcare Growth Buyout Fund X, its 10th healthcare private equity fund focused on the middle market, a vehicle which was oversubscribed and hit its USD1.4 billion hardcap.
Q-Energy, a global platform investing in renewable energy, has closed a non-recourse debt refinancing of three solar thermal plants in Spain, with a total installed capacity of 120 MW, for a total amount of EUR732 million.
Summa Equity is to sell HyTest, a developer and producer of antibodies and antigens, to Mindray, a global medical technology company, for total consideration of approximately EUR545 million.
Graphic Packaging Holding Company, (Graphic Packaging), a vertically-integrated provider of sustainable fibre-based consumer packaging solutions, is to acquire AR Packaging Group AB (AR Packaging), Europe’s second largest producer of fibre-based consumer packaging, from CVC Capital Partners Fund VI for approximately USD1.45 billion in cash, subject to customary adjustments.