SoftBank holds $93bn close of Vision private equity fund

Investors in the London-based vehicle include Apple, Foxconn and the sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and UAE.

BC Partners acquires DentalPro from Summit Partners

Summit exits the Italian company, which operates 112 dental clinics, after a hold of little over two years.

Ardian acquires LBC Tank Terminals from State Super and Sunsuper

Headquartered in Belgium, LBC is an operator of bulk liquid storage facilities for petrochemicals, petroleum products and base oil products.

Wise sells Boglioli to PHI Industrial Acquisitions

The menswear company is preparing to present a voluntary arrangement to creditors.

Carlyle backs Irish pharmacy group Sam McCauley Chemists

The deal is the eighth investment from the Carlyle Cardinal Ireland fund.

Accent Equity Partners exits book retailer Akademibokhandeln

The Swedish business has been sold to listed industrial holding company Volati.

Ambienta-backed Lakesight acquires German business Chromasens

Following the transaction, Lakesight will have pro-forma sales of around €40m.
Permira debt fund private equity

Permira raises €1.5bn towards third debt fund

Permira held an intermediary close for the fund this month at around €600m that followed a first close at €900m in December 2016.

Activa Capital names Govare as industrial committee chair

Govare will lead a committee of 15 industry experts who support the Activa Capital team in the study of investment opportunities and the monitoring of portfolio companies.
Mobeus fund close private equity

Mobeus closes first institutional fund at £140m

Formerly funded by VCT capital, Mobeus has already made two buyout investments from the new fund.
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