Turnaround/special situations

RCapital invests in McArthur

Turnaround specialist RCapital has invested in McArthur, a wholesaler and distributor of commercial fencing products.

UK unquote | 22 May 2014 | secure

Endless acquires West Cornwall Pasty Company brand and outlets

Enact, the £7.5m fund set up by UK turnaround house Endless, has bought the West Cornwall Pasty Company (WCPCo) brand and 35 outlets, after reaching an agreement with the company's administrators.......

UK unquote | 14 Apr 2014 | secure
Unified board vital for turnaround success

Unified board vital for turnaround success

It is no great shock that a distressed company might be governed by a fractured board. But the need for unification is vital if the company’s fortunes are to be turned around. Alice Murray......

UK unquote | 03 Feb 2014 | secure

Springwater picks up Adveo division for €16m

Swiss turnaround investor Springwater Capital has acquired the industrial business unit of Adveo for €16m.

Southern Europe unquote | 06 Jan 2014 | secure

OpenGate pulls Kem One out of administration

Global buyout house OpenGate Capital has acquired European PVC producer Kem One out of administration.

France unquote | 03 Jan 2014 | secure

Privet reaps 20x on £22m Thermal Engineering sale

Turnaround specialist Privet Capital has sold Thermal Engineering to trade buyer Senior for £22m, generating a 20x return.

UK unquote | 03 Dec 2013 | secure

Perceva revives Monceau Fleurs with recap

French turnaround investor Perceva has acquired Monceau Fleurs Group by recapitalising the company’s balance sheet.

France unquote | 17 Sep 2013 | secure
Unbegeistert: German turnaround deals disappoint

Unbegeistert: German turnaround deals disappoint

Despite a growing number of insolvencies recorded in the first half of 2013 driven by recent changes to insolvency laws, German turnaround deals remain few and far between. Is the tide beginning......

DACH unquote | 08 Aug 2013

Better Capital acquires City Link for £1

Turnaround player Better Capital has bought UK courier company City Link Ltd from Rentokil Initial plc through its Becap12 fund for a symbolic £1.

UK unquote | 29 Apr 2013 | secure

Ace Management buys Auvergne Aéronautique group

Ace Management has wholly acquired Slicom Aéronautique, Auvergne Aéronautique Slicom and Casablanca Aéronautique from Slicom International, with a view to turn the businesses around.

France unquote | 26 Apr 2013 | secure

Sun European Partners buys Dreams

Sun European Partners has acquired UK-based bed retailer Dreams from administrator Ernst & Young.

UK unquote | 06 Mar 2013 | secure

Better Capital sells ATH debt after 3-month holding

Better Capital has reaped €5m after selling its debt holding in struggling coal mining business ATH Group.

UK unquote | 04 Mar 2013 | secure
Can private equity save the high street?

Can private equity save the high street?

Recent months have seen carnage on the high street as numerous retailers failed to survive the critical Christmas period, with a string of administrations hitting the industry. With consumer......

unquote | 30 Jan 2013

RCapital acquires Harley Medical Group

Turnaround specialist RCapital has bought UK surgery specialist Harley Medical Group from administration.

UK unquote | 11 Dec 2012 | secure

Trigon acquires Menz Holz

Trigon Equity Partners has acquired Menz Holz, a German provider of wood products for outdoor spaces, from insolvency.

DACH unquote | 06 Dec 2012 | secure
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David Burns of Phoenix Equity Partners

David Burns, Phoenix Equity Partners

UK mid-market house Phoenix Equity Partners has promoted David Burns and Richard Daw to managing partner and announced that Sandy Muirhead......

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Mark Coppin of Ipes

Mark Coppin, Ipes

Fund administrator Ipes has appointed Mark Coppin, previously of Langham Hall, as operations director for its UK business.

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Mathilde Bonnans of Apax Partners

Mathilde Bonnans, Apax Partners

Apax Partners has added an ESG manager and two senior associates to its team.

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Frederic Van den Weghe of Gilde

Frédéric Van den Weghe, Gilde

Gilde Equity Management Benelux has appointed Frédéric Van den Weghe, a former senior investment manager at Waterland Private Equity,......

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Magdalena Svensson of Keensight

Magdalena Svensson, Keensight Capital

Keensight Capital has appointed former XAnge Private Equity partner Magdalena Svensson as investment director.

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