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Deal in Focus: Ardian sells Diana to Symrise for €1.3bn

Deal in Focus: Ardian sells Diana to Symrise for €1.3bn

Ardian and Motion Equity Partners have finally sold food ingredients maker Diana Group to Germany-based Symrise for €1.3bn (around 14x EBITDA), marking the largest trade sale of a French portfolio company since 2011. Greg Gille looks back on the deal

France unquote | 17 Apr 2014

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Q4 Barometer: dealflow bounces back

Q4 Barometer: dealflow bounces back

Following a weak Q3, the final months of 2013 marked the strongest quarter of the year, according to the latest unquote” Private Equity Barometer, published in association with SL Capital Partners.

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Emerisque appoints Back

Emerisque appoints Back

Emerisque Brands, the retail-focused private equity house, has appointed Steve Back as an operating partner.

UK unquote | 15 Apr 2014 | secure
Keensight promotes Crochet to partner

Keensight promotes Crochet to partner

Keensight Capital has promoted investment director Philippe Crochet to become the firm’s fourth partner.

France unquote | 15 Apr 2014 | secure

Nauta Capital prepares fourth fund, loses two founders

Nauta Capital is preparing the launch of its fourth fund, while two of the founders have left the firm.

Southern Europe unquote | 11 Apr 2014 | secure
Silverfleet-backed Ipes appoints Merry as CEO

Silverfleet-backed Ipes appoints Merry as CEO

Fund administration and outsourcing services provider Ipes, backed by Silverfleet Capital Partners, has named Chris Merry as its new CEO, unquote" has learned.

UK unquote | 10 Apr 2014 | secure

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Video: DFJ's Sage on Europe's next big tech trends

Video: DFJ's Sage on Europe's next big tech trends

Scott Sage of DFJ Esprit speaks to Karin Wasteson about the return of traditional investors to venture capital and exciting new technology trends in Europe.

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Steve Back of Emerisque

Steve Back, Emerisque Brands

Emerisque Brands, the retail-focused private equity house, has appointed Steve Back as an operating partner.

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Philippe Crochet of Keensight

Philippe Crochet, Keensight

Keensight Capital has promoted investment director Philippe Crochet to become the firm’s fourth partner.

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Chris Merry of Ipes

Chris Merry, Ipes

Fund administration and outsourcing services provider Ipes, backed by Silverfleet Capital Partners, has named Chris Merry as its new......

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Daniel Domberger of Livingstone

Daniel Domberger, Livingstone Partners

Mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm Livingstone Partners has promoted director Daniel Domberger to partner.

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Helen Lucas of Investec

Helen Lucas, Investec

Investec has appointed Helen Lucas, former vice president in the debt finance origination team at Barclays, to its growth and acquisition......

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