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Gardman

Rutland finds Gardman buyer after warehouse fire blow

Rutland said that although Gardman had made significant progress in rebuilding its sales base after its new warehouse burnt down, it required investment from a new owner.
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Ardian acquires car insurer Opteven

French business Opteven, which Ardian has invested in through its Expansion division, was formerly held by Aviva and Capzanine.
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Private equity returns fall back after reaching decade high

The average return multiple achieved by active leveraged buyout funds reached a peak of 1.49x in Q3 2017, according to an eFront report.
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Private Equity Awards 2019: nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the Private Equity Awards 2019. Let us know who you think should be considered for the industry’s most respected accolades.
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Carlyle acquires EnerMech from Lime Rock Partners

The deal is understood to be worth about £450m, according to reports. The investment has been made from Carlyle’s $2.5bn International Energy Partners fund.

Summit invests $67m in software platform Syncron   

Based in Stockholm, Syncron’s customers include some of the world’s most well known manufacturers, including Electrolux, Siemens and Toyota.