Friday, November 16, 2018

Apiary’s TAG bolts on tour support business SOS’s travel division

Apiary bought a majority stake in TAG for £18m in July, marking the first investment from its debut fund which closed in the same month at £200m.

Marondo Capital reaches €75m first close on debut fund

Marondo Small-Cap Growth Fund I, which is targeting €175m, will invest between €5m to €15m in small-cap, high-growth technology companies.

Investec’s Chris Heyworth joins BC Partners

Heyworth joins as head of finance from Investec where he was group financial controller.

Enterprise Investors acquires minority stake in Unilink

Polish Enterprise Fund VIII, which closed at €498m last year, will acquire a 38 per cent stake in Polish insurance multiagency Unilink.
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BlackFin exits brokerage Kepler Cheuvreux to Atlas, Edmond de Rothschild

Atlas Merchant Capital and Edmond de Rothschild Equity Strategies will take minority stakes of 19.7 per cent and 8 per cent respectively.
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Idinvest holds first close of third digital fund at €180m

Idinvest Partners is targeting a €300m final close for Idinvest Digital Fund III. The firm raised €154m for its second digital fund in 2015.
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Gilde backs Dutch solar panel mounter Esdec

Gilde has bought its stake in Esdec, which develops, produces and delivers structures to hold solar panels, from Dolfin Capital and Holland Venture.

Inflexion’s ProLabs and AddOn form Halo

Inflexion portfolio companies ProLabs and AddOn Computer Peripherals have joined up to form Halo Technology, a global vendor of optical transceivers.

PAI leads €1.62bn deal to take Refresco private

The deal values Refresco at a 41 per cent premium to its closing price before PAI's interest was made public, and gives Refresco a €3.3bn enterprise value.

Riverside sells Bike24 to Bridgepoint-backed WiggleCRC

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