Friday, February 23, 2018

Riverside sells Bike24 to Bridgepoint-backed WiggleCRC

Riverside has sold the German cycling retailer after less than three years.

Gimv exits Luciad to Swedish trade buyer Hexagon

The investment in Luciad generated a result "well above" Gimv’s long-term average return.

Roc Technologies secures £10m from the BGF and buys CCM

Founded in 2013, Roc provides business and technology services to multinationals and public sector organisations.

Wise-backed Corob Group bolts on Canadian company Novaflow

Wise acquired Corob from Nordic Capital last year.

Inflexion secures 10th deal in less than a year with Prolabs

Prolabs is led by chief executive Ward Williams. The company was founded in 2004 and carved-out of a European IT distributor in 2013.

HgCapital acquires Esendex from Darwin Private Equity

The Nottingham-based messaging services business will combine with HgCapital’s portfolio companies Mobyt and SMSenvoi.

Carlyle-backed Expereo acquires Border 6

Border 6’s technology and IP will be used to power Expereo’s cloud acceleration platform XCA.

HgCapital banks 3.3x on swift Zitcom exit

The Danish hosting company has been sold to Waterland-backed Intelligent Group after 18 months of ownership.

M&A activity in the EU hits a 10-year high

After a difficult post-crisis period M&A activity in Europe is showing strong signs of recovery.

Pension fund USS acquires PINE Unit Trust for £95m from Epiris

The firm has made a 1.9x return and 14 per cent IRR, with total proceeds of £83m from its investment in PINE.
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