Rowan International helps strike a balance between consumer brands and retailers, and is poised to capitalise on tough trading conditions on the high street.
Cinven acquired Spanish family-owned berry business Planasa last month in a €450m deal and hopes to capitalise on increasing demand for health and wellness products.
The French buyout firm hopes to follow up its latest investment with a final close of its delayed seventh fund.
The refinancing, one of the largest ever in the sector, sees Annington ditch its securitisation structure.
The firm made an 18.5x return on its investment in IT services business Getronics Group thanks to a textbook carve-out play.
Foresight Group seems to have backed a winner in Mowgli, but the fortunes of the wider casual dining market appear less certain.
The firm’s gamble on the unfashionable defined benefit pension space paid off with a 4.3x return on its IPO of consultancy Xafinity.
The firm navigated a challenging recession period and sold the tyre business to Japanese trade buyer Sumitomo for £215m this month.
Somewhat paradoxically, trips to the dentist are proving to be rather pleasant for the private equity industry.
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.