Qualium Investissement has acquired a majority stake in French fibre manufacturer Kermel from Equistone Partners Europe, which is understood to have reaped a 2.2x money multiple on the sale.
Charcoal and natural additives company saw final bids from two banks and one direct lender
VCs including the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, BtoV and Ringier Digital Ventures also participated
Around 40 existing and new LPs, including British Patient Capital and the EIF, participated
Fund will invest in buyouts, recapitalisations and carve-outs of both profitable and underperforming businesses