Articles by Carmen Reichman
Carlyle to raise global fund target
Carlyle is expecting to reach the $9bn mark for its latest global fund within this quarter and may even raise it to $12bn, dwarfing its European vehicle, which is expected to close on €3bn, according to reports.
ECM acquires MediFox Group
ECM Equity Capital Management has acquired MediFox Group, a German software provider for the care industry, alongside management as part of a succession solution.
Bridgepoint buys Flexitallic Group from Eurazeo
Bridgepoint has acquired Paris-based sealing solutions business The Flexitallic Group from Eurazeo PME for €450m.
Permira sells more Hugo Boss shares
Permira is to sell seven million shares, or a 10% stake, in German high-end fashion house Hugo Boss, according to reports.
Electra to reap 15x on Allflex
BC Partners has made a binding offer of $1.3bn to Electra Partners for its French animal tags business Allflex, following an intense auction process that attracted bids from a dozen private equity firms.
Calculus Capital and SAEV invest in Antech
Calculus Capital and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) have backed UK-based Antech, a developer of directional coiled tubing drilling products and services.
Invision buys Kraft & Bauer
Swiss firm Invision Private Equity has bought German fire protection business Kraft & Bauer Brandschutzsysteme (K&B) as part of a succession solution.
Almi and Chalmers Innovation back Halon
Almi Invest and Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund have backed Swedish web security solutions provider Halon Security.
New Look launches £800m bond offering
Apax- and Permira-backed New Look Group has launched an £800m senior secured notes offering to pay down its debt.
Springer Science sale back on
Germany could be home to another mega-buyout this year following news that EQT is in renewed talks with private equity investors over a potential sale of German publishing business Springer Science.
Partech appoints Romain Lavault as general partner
French technology-focused venture capital firm Partech International has appointed Romain Lavault as general partner.
Germany: large-cap deals on the rise
CVC’s €3.1bn buy-back of German metering business Ista this month has sparked speculation about a revival of Germany’s large-cap market.
Bridgepoint leads Cote auction
Bridgepoint has emerged as the front-runner in the bidding process for UK-based restaurant chain Cote, which is expected to sell for £100m, according to reports.
Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn, HTGF et al. back Compositence
Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn has become the lead investor in German carbon-fibre components company Compositence following a capital increase round that also included fresh investment from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft...
German activity sluggish despite mega-deals
Cinven and Warburg Pincus in final exit from Ziggo
Cinven and Warburg Pincus have reaped €3.4bn on their full exit from Ziggo, the Dutch cable operator that the firms took public on NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam last year.
VC-backed GetYourGuide acquires Gidsy
GetYourGuide, a portfolio company of Profounders Capital, Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe, has acquired Berlin-based Gidsy, a peer-to-peer platform backed by Sunstone Capital, Index Ventures and private investors.
DBAG invests in Inexio
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) has invested €10.6m of growth capital in German broadband connections provider Inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation KGaA.
Yellow&Blue et al. back Romo Wind
Yellow&Blue Investment Management, ABB Technology Ventures and b-to-v Partners have invested €4.8m in Swiss wind farm optimisation company Romo Wind, alongside the business's founders.
AIFMD passed into German federal law
Germany has passed legislation for the implementation of the Europe-wide AIFM Directive into federal law, following a year of intense campaigning by representatives of the private equity industry.
CVC's Evonik begins listing process in Frankfurt and Luxembourg
CVC-backed Evonik Industries has begun its much anticipated listing process by issuing its 466 million shares simultaneously in Frankfurt and Luxembourg.
ICG buys Euro Cater from Altor
Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has bought Danish food service company Euro Cater in a secondary buyout from Altor Equity Partners and inco Amba.
BayBG joins HTGF and Bayern Kapital in €1m GME series-A
BayBG has joined existing investors High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Bayern Kapital in a €1m series-A round for German laser and light systems provider German Medical Engineering (GME), alongside private investors.
Seventure Partners invests €2.5m in Personal MedSystems
Seventure Partners has invested in German mobile medical equipment company Personal MedSystems, alongside High-Tech Gründerfonds, as part of a €2.5m series-A financing.