Monday, February 19, 2018

Leisure specialist Imbiba closes £50m debut LP fund

Imbiba, which has been investing in the UK leisure sector for 20 years, received a £30m cornerstone commitment from the British Business Bank.

Alantra, Magnum acquire Portuguese screen printing business Roq

Roq, previously owned by Explorer Investments, provides screen printing machines used by textiles and packaging businesses.

MML backs Irish tour operator Travel Department

Travel Department offers tours to more than 100 destinations worldwide and generates turnover of around €40m.
ASK4 Bowmark Darwin

Bowmark Capital buys ASK4 from Darwin Private Equity

Darwin Private Equity backed ASK4 in 2014. With Bowmark’s investment, the business will look to continue its expansion in the UK and overseas.
royal sanders

3i acquires shampoo business Royal Sanders from Egeria

Egeria acquired Netherlands-headquartered Royal Sanders, which makes private and own-label wash products, from Bencis Capital Partners in 2015.
Nets Hellman & Friedman

Hellman & Friedman gains shareholder approval for Nets take-private

Today will be Nets’ last day of trading on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange after Hellman & Friedman received 94.1 per cent shareholder approval.

Healthcare specialist Archimed appoints two new partners

Benoît Adelus and André-Michel Baluster both join Archimed after leading healthcare corporates.

Ergon’s SVT Group acquires Rolf Kuhn

German fire protection products business Rolf Kuhn is SVT’s first bolt-on since Ergon acquired the company from IK in November.

The buyout funds attracting the best pricing on the secondary market

Palico received winning bid data from 25 funds and found that 12 were sold at par or above in the secondary market.
Brexit private equity UK research map

UK to be “less attractive to private equity” post-Brexit

An index from IESE Business School and Emlyon Business School anticipates a reduction of interest in the UK, though it will remain the most attractive European nation.
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