Saturday, February 24, 2018

Apollo launches Italian corporate credit strategy

The firm has teamed up with Italian firm Apeiron Management to make debt and equity investments of between €5m and €50m.

Italian firm EOS acquires specialist manufacturer Atex

Atex manufactures non-woven fabrics at factories in Italy and the US.

Parcom’s Dutch aluminium business MGG bolts on Eurotech

MGG's acquisition of Eurotech, also an aluminium products business, is its second bolt-on since Parcom acquired the company in 2017.
Foresight ICA Digital

Foresight makes 2.4x return on ICA Digital exit

Foresight Group backed the management buyout of ICA Digital in 2014 with a £2m investment.
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IK closes sophomore small-cap fund on €550m

The new vehicle is nearly twice as large as IK's €277m debut small cap fund, which it raised less than two years ago.
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General Atlantic in €1.8bn ProSiebenSat.1 tie-up

General Atlantic has acquired a 25.1 per cent stake in the German media company’s commerce unit, which holds interests in ten companies including Verivox and Parship Elite Group.

More than a third of private equity managers reduce returns targets

A Preqin survey of 350 managers in the asset class found that 36 per cent plan to reduce the targeted returns of future funds.

Phoenix promotes Sargeant and Skinner to partner

Mark Sargeant has been with the firm for a decade and works on business services and media deals. Will Skinner has worked on Phoenix's investments in Riviera Travel and Forest Holidays.

Lonsdale-backed Mobility Group bolts on Cassellie

Aided by a series of bolt-ons, Mobility Group has increased revenues fivefold since Lonsdale’s MBI in 2016.

Livingbridge makes hire from BC Partners portfolio company

Steve Jones joins Livingbridge’s value strategy team from CarTrawler. He will work within the firm’s customer acquisition unit.
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