Bridgepoint exits Protocol, other assets to secondaries specialist Compass

Compass pays €100m for education recruiter Protocol and Bridgepoint's remaining stakes in two other businesses Compass bought from it in 2016.
Heyworth

Investec’s Chris Heyworth joins BC Partners

Heyworth joins as head of finance from Investec where he was group financial controller.
LDF

Cabot Square makes 2.8x money from LDF sale

Cabot Square acquired LDF from Investec in 2013 and built the business up from a small business finance broker into an established challenger lender.
Laura Wathen

Livingbridge hires Pentland Group’s Laura Wathen

Wathen joins Livingbridge as an investment manager from Pentland Group where she focused on the firm’s venture investments portfolio.

DeA Capital holds €80m first close on IDeA Agro fund

Launched by DeA Capital, IDeA Agro will invest mainly in medium-sized and large agricultural production companies.
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Equistone’s Gaucho restaurant group to enter administration

Steakhouse chain Gaucho, which Equistone backed in 2016 and also in 2005, has been directed by its lenders to embark on an administration process.
White Oak

Greybull’s British Steel secures £90m from White Oak

British Steel is two years into its turnaround and the White Oak deal comes as the business begins a £50m upgrade to its Scunthorpe mill.
Bracket

Genstar Capital acquires CRF Health, Vitruvian exits

CRF Health will be combined with Genstar portfolio company Bracket which the firm backed last year.
ITP

Abris backs aesthetic medicine product supplier ITP

ITP operates in the aesthetic medicine, beauty, fitness and wellness markets and sells its products in more than 45 countries.
Clarilis

NVM invests £3.1m in Legaltech business Clarilis

Co-founded by James and Kevin Quinn, Clarilis launched its solution in 2015 and has established itself as a leading platform in automated document drafting for lawyers.
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