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Deal in focus: Kurt Geiger steps back into PE ownership

In mid-April, US-based buyout house Sycamore Partners brought designer shoe brand Kurt Geiger back to private equity ownership, just three years after it was sold by Graphite Capital to......

UK unquote | 24 Apr 2014 | secure
Deal in focus: Kurt Geiger steps back into PE ownership

PAI acquires Euro Media Group

PAI partners has acquired a majority stake in Euro Media Group (EMG), a French provider of TV and film facilities and services.

France unquote | 24 Apr 2014 | secure

Key Capital Partners backs Alliance MBO

Key Capital Partners (KCP) has backed the £11m management buyout of school catering provider Alliance in Partnership (AiP).

UK unquote | 24 Apr 2014 | secure
Deal in focus: Gilde backs BIMBO of ISFI

Deal in focus: Gilde backs BIMBO of ISFI

Gilde Equity Management Benelux has supported the buy-in management buyout (BIMBO) of International Spice and Food Import, a Belgian spice wholesaler. Ellie Pullen speaks to Gilde partner......

Benelux unquote | 24 Apr 2014 | secure
DACH: Growth capital value up as traditional buyouts suffer

DACH: Growth capital value up as traditional buyouts suffer

Deal activity in the DACH region halved in Q1 compared to the same period last year. However, the combined value of expansion deals is growing. Could the region be losing its love for buyouts?......

DACH unquote | 23 Apr 2014 | secure

Bridgepoint sells CABB International to Permira

Bridgepoint has sold German speciality chemicals company Clariant Acetyl Building Blocks (CABB) to Permira, reaping a 2.4x money multiple.

DACH unquote | 22 Apr 2014 | secure

TDR acquires Delek Europe

TDR Capital is believed to have acquired Delek Europe, the Benelux- and France-based division of Israeli energy company Delek Group, for a total consideration of €355m.

Benelux unquote | 22 Apr 2014 | secure

Permira in talks for Cavalli

Permira has entered advanced talks to buy a majority stake in Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli for €450m, according to reports.

Southern Europe unquote | 22 Apr 2014 | secure

Palatine backs Gusto MBO

Palatine Private Equity has backed the management buyout of UK-based restaurant chain Gusto Restaurant and Bar from Living Ventures Group.

UK unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure
Deal in Focus: Endless picks up Gresham’s ailing West Cornwall Pasty Company

Deal in Focus: Endless picks up Gresham’s ailing West Cornwall Pasty Company

Endless's acquisition of the troubled pasty-maker marks a rare deal in the quiet turnaround space, and highlights the continued difficulties faced by Gresham. Kenny Wastell reports

UK unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure

VR Equitypartner takes majority stake in Piller Entgrattechnik

DZ Bank and WGZ Bank subsidiary VR Equitypartner has taken a majority stake in Piller Entgrattechnik alongside investment company Süd Beteiligungen.

DACH unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure

Equistone buys Finaxy from French family office

Equistone Partners Europe has bought a majority stake in insurance broker Finaxy Group from a France-based family office.

France unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure

FSN acquires Kjell & Company

FSN Capital has bought a majority stake in Kjell & Company Elektronik, a Swedish consumer electronic accessories retailer, from Nordic retailer ICA Gruppen and the company’s founders.

Nordic unquote | 16 Apr 2014 | secure

Triton acquires GEA division for €1.3bn

Triton Partners has agreed to buy the heat exchanger business of GEA Group for an enterprise value of approximately €1.3bn.

DACH unquote | 16 Apr 2014 | secure

Afinum takes 40% Görtz stake

Mid-market investor Afinum Management has taken a minority stake in Hamburg-based shoe retailer Görtz.

DACH unquote | 16 Apr 2014 | secure
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