Apposite Capital’s Swanton Care invests in Courtyard Care

Headquartered in the north west of England, Courtyard Care operates a group of residential homes for children with medical and mental healthcare needs.

French iXO Private Equity closes fourth fund on €200m

The iXO fundraising was carried out in seven months, a new record for the firm. It brings its total assets under management to €700m.

Waterland-backed Median continues rehab buy-and-build

Median has now completed 19 transactions, making it one of the five largest private hospital groups in Germany with 120 facilities and 15,000 employees.

L’Occitane buys L Catterton-backed Elemis for $900m

Natural cosmetics company L’Occitane International has acquired UK skincare brand Elemis from Steiner Leisure, a business owned by consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton. The deal values Elemis at $900m.

Dutch asset managers create joint co-investment platform

Dutch asset managers Achmea IM, Blue Sky Group and SPF Beheer have created a joint platform for private equity co-investment. The fund will co-invest in SMEs with a market value of between €200m and €300m.
Capital Dynamics

Capital Dynamics closes debut fund for DACH investors

Fund of funds manager Capital Dynamics has held a final close on its debut fund for DACH investors with E208m of commitments.