Dentistry pays dividends for Bridgepoint after £835m Oasis exit

Somewhat paradoxically, trips to the dentist are proving to be rather pleasant for the private equity industry.

DBAG sees stellar return from deal with Elon Musk’s Tesla

Founder Klaus Grohmann, the majority shareholder, was well into his seventies but did not want to relinquish control over his life’s work to just anyone. Meanwhile Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG), which had held a minority stake in the company for 30 years, was content to receive Grohmann’s dividends and let the founder run the show.

Private equity gets stuck in to the debt collectors

Nordic Capital has become the latest firm to take a chance in the debt collection sector, merging portfolio company Lindorff with listed business Intrum Justitia and taking a 45.5 per cent stake in the combined entity.

Signs of life: Nordic Capital defies market volatility with Convatec float

Nordic Capital’s £4.4bn float of medical technology business Convatec shows that IPOs are not off the table for the right candidates.

Nazca turns to an old friend for Agromillora exit

Investcorp will take on the Spanish seeds business.

Qualitas diversifies further with €60m fund of funds

The Spanish buyout house is trying its hand as an LP.

PHD inks a profit with tattoo business Barber

PHD Equity Partners and Enterprise Ventures sold the Sheffield business to RJD Partners last month.

Starman waiting in the sky

East Capital Explorer's sale of Starman to Providence signals the beginning of a new era.

Gimv goes green

The Benelux firm has backed energy efficiency companies Itho Daalderop and Klimaatgarant.

Highlander hatches profits in Poland

After a challenging start to life in Poland, US-headquartered Highlander Partners has gained momentum with its first two exits and another new investment.
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