This week's €1.58bn take-private of soft drink and fruit juice bottler Refresco Gerber by PAI and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCIMC) is the 10th European mega-buyout of 2018 to date, marking the highest first quarter total since before the financial crisis.
Carve-out transaction sees special situation investor Mutares buy France-based TrefilUnion
Orlando drew capital from the €320m vehicle European Special Situations Venture Partners IV
Italian GP Alto Partners buys a majority stake in dermo-cosmetic business via its fourth fund
Predecessor fund held a €255m final close in 2017 after 21 months on the road