The saga of beleaguered waste management company Biffa was finally brought to an end last week with the agreement of a debt-for-equity swap. Such a classic tale of an over-leveraged private equity deal going sour is, as ever, popular with the papers, but how did things get so bad at Biffa?
Montagu Private Equity and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) bought Biffa back in May 2008, at the height of the buyout boom and just months before the global economic meltdown that proceeded the collapse...
Venture capital firms originally invested in the company in 2011 and 2014 respectively
Fund manager Quaestus exits its stake in the Croatian business after an eight-year holding period
Proposed deal for the aluminium profiles manufacturer comes just two years after Advent's acquisition
Deal marks first investment by small-cap buyout fund Crescendo, which held a €42m first close this year