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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

Waterland’s Didix bolts on two dining clubs

Didix, a Dutch provider of gift cards backed by Waterland Private Equity, has acquired dining clubs The Gourmet Society and The Restaurant Choice.

unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure

Caixa in €2m round for Scutum

Caixa Capital Risc has taken part in a €2m funding round for electric scooter company Scutum, based in Barcelona.

Southern Europe unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure
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......

France unquote | 17 Apr 2014

Beringea, Octopus invest in Coal Grill and Bar

Beringea and Octopus Investments have provided growth capital to Coal Grill and Bar (CGB), a UK-based chain of casual dining restaurants.

UK unquote | 16 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

Abris divests Siodemka to DPD

Abris Capital Partners has completed its second exit through the sale of Polish delivery company Siodemka to trade buyer DPD Polska.

CEE unquote | 16 Apr 2014

Inventure Partners invests in Netology series-A

Inventure Partners has acquired a minority stake in Netology, a Russian provider of educational and interactive online video courses, in a deal valuing the company at $5.6m.

CEE unquote | 16 Apr 2014

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

360 Capital Partners backs Jobmetoo

Franco-Italian venture capital investor 360 Capital Partners has led a €500,000 round for Jobmetoo, an Italy-based online recruitment platform for people with disabilities.

Southern Europe unquote | 16 Apr 2014 | secure

HIG acquires remainder of Groupe Looping

HIG Capital has upped its investment in French amusement park operator Groupe Looping, with Alcentra and BPI France arranging unitranche funding to refinance the business.

France unquote | 15 Apr 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

Sycamore Partners backs Kurt Geiger MBO

US-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners has backed the management buyout of European luxury shoe retailer Kurt Geiger.

UK unquote | 14 Apr 2014 | secure

Ardian sells Diana to Symrise for €1.3bn

Ardian has 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.

France unquote | 14 Apr 2014 | secure
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