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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

Anima IPO pricing gives firm €1.26bn market cap

Italian asset manager Anima, backed by Clessidra via Anima Holding, has priced its shares at €4.2 ahead of its IPO, giving the firm a market capitalisation of €1.26bn.

Southern Europe unquote | 14 Apr 2014 | secure

Apax sells Buy Way Personal Finance

Apax Partners France has sold its 50.5% stake in Belgian consumer credit firm Buy Way Personal Finance to asset management group Chenavari Investment Managers.

Benelux unquote | 04 Apr 2014 | secure

Bima raises $22m from LeapFrog et al.

Stockholm-based Bima, a provider of mobile-delivered insurance, has raised $22m from its existing backers.

Nordic unquote | 02 Apr 2014 | secure

Cinven completes Heidelberger Leben acquisition

Cinven has acquired Heidelberger Leben Group, the German and Austrian life assurance company formerly called Hannover Re, for €300m, with capital drawn from its fifth fund.

DACH unquote | 02 Apr 2014 | secure

Clessidra’s Anima to pursue IPO

Italian asset manager Anima, backed by Clessidra, is to pursue a flotation on the Borsa Italiana that could value the asset at up to €1.3bn.

Southern Europe unquote | 31 Mar 2014 | secure

Cinven in €220m Skandia Austria and Skandia Germany purchase

Cinven and German reinsurer Hannover Re have acquired life insurance companies Skandia Germany and Skandia Austria from Old Mutual Wealth for €220m.

DACH unquote | 28 Mar 2014 | secure

CVC and Apollo’s Brit valued at £960m in IPO

CVC- and Apollo Global Management-backed Brit Insurance has priced its IPO at £2.4 per share for its return to the London Stock Exchange today, giving the company a market cap of £960m.......

Benelux unquote | 28 Mar 2014 | secure

EMF picks up Aviva’s Turkish business

Financial services-focused emerging markets investor EMF Capital Partners has acquired Turkish insurance business Aviva Sigorta from Aviva.

CEE unquote | 26 Mar 2014

LDC invests in CEL Procurement

Mid-market buyout house LDC has invested in procurement services business CEL Procurement.

UK unquote | 19 Mar 2014 | secure

Greycroft leads $10m round for Azimo

Greycroft Partners has led a $10m series-A round for Azimo, a London-based online money transfer service provider.

UK unquote | 13 Mar 2014 | secure

Rcapital acquires Shopacheck

Turnaround investor Rcapital has bought home collected credit business Shopacheck Financial Services from Welcome Financial Services.

UK unquote | 11 Mar 2014 | secure

Palatine-backed Chase Templeton shapes up with Health Assist

Palatine’s Chase Templeton has completed its 13th bolt-on in as many months, with the acquisition of private medical insurance firm Health Assist.

UK unquote | 11 Mar 2014 | secure
Partners Group elects Peter Wuffli as chairman

Partners Group elects Peter Wuffli as chairman

Swiss private markets investment management firm Partners Group has elected independent board member Peter Wuffli as its new chairman.

DACH unquote | 10 Mar 2014 | secure

ECI backs £57m Avantia buyout

ECI Partners has supported the £57m management buyout of online consumer home insurance providers Avantia Group.

UK unquote | 10 Mar 2014 | secure
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