Blackstone has hired Houlihan Lokey to prepare confectionary group Tangerine for a sale that could value the business at between £100m and £120m.
Synbra, a Dutch company, will be acquired by Bewi Group, a Swedish packaging business.
North Yorkshire Timber and Thornbridge will together generate revenues of over £50m across 15 branches.
Real Deals is pleased to announce the advisory awards shortlists for the 2018 Private Equity Awards. The shortlists recognise the achievements of the lenders and advisers who have gone above and beyond over the past year.
Despite some high-profile success stories, first-time fundraising fell by almost 28 per cent last year.
Ardian's Tokyo office will be led by Kanji Takenaka, who joins as head of Japan and managing director from Harbourvest.
The company has operated as a separate division within PwC Sweden. It posted turnover of more than SEK 950m in 2017 and has grown at eight per cent per annum over the last three years.
Essling Co-Invest 2 closed €15m above its hard cap after five months on the road and has already deployed 40 per cent of its commitments.
Chris Wright has relocated from LDC’s North West team, while Chris Morris joins from the acquisition finance unit at Lloyds Banking Group.
Milan-based Eurofiere creates exhibition stands and temporary stores for clients including Oakley, Versace and Fiat.