Wednesday, November 14, 2018

IK backs cablemaker 2Connect in first smallcap Benelux deal

IK Investment Partners has acquired Dutch business 2Connect through its second smallcap fund, which closed at €550m earlier this year.

Livingbridge sells VC fund business to Gresham House in £40m deal

Livingbridge VC comprises the firm’s Baronsmead VCTs and the Livingbridge Equity Funds. It has more than £500m of assets under management.

Finatem exits explosive ordnance group Schollenberger

Finatem acquired civil explosive ordnance detection business Schollenberger in 2016 as part of a management buyout from Celler Brunnenbau.

IK acquires Waterland’s cybersecurity group Infradata

IK has invested in Dutch business Infradata through its eight fund, IK VIII Fund. The business spent three years under Waterland's hold.
Learning Curve

MML-backed Learning Curve acquires training provider Profound Group

The bolt-on is Learning Curve's third since it was backed by MML in 2015, taking the combined group’s revenues to £40m (€45.9m).

Bridges hires Sandaire’s former sustainability head Bonny Landers

Landers joins Bridges as a senior client adviser and will focus on developing strategies for clients looking to incorporate impact into their investments.

Aurelius’ Calumet Wex bolts on photography retailer Foto-Video Sauter

The bolt-on will enable Calumet Wex to strengthen its position as an online and in-store retailer of photography and video products in Europe.

Segulah’s CCS Healthcare divests its consumer skincare business

The company will focus exclusively on hygiene and safety products for business following the sale of its manufacturing activities and brand portfolio.

Private equity-backed TrueNoord secures further funding

Existing investors Bregal Freshstream, BlackRock and Aberdeen Standard have committed to TrueNoord’s new funding alongside new investors.

BaltCap invests in Latvian petrol retail chain KOOL

BaltCap Growth Fund’s investment will enable KOOL to open several new petrol stations and convenience stores by the end of 2019.
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