In the summer industrial ceramics and defence material maker Morgan Crucible was reported to have received a take-over approach from German trade buyer SGL Carbone. This news was followed by reports that Credit Suisse's private equity arm DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, which has just completed a £1.2bn fundraising, and Texas Pacific Group were in talks with the 150-year old firm.
Fund has raised €1bn of its €1.1bn target and plans to hold a final close in Q1 2020
GP will take a minority stake, with the Reisenthel family as majority shareholders
Horizon expects to merge the two IT services providers to create a business with 300 developers
EQT deploys capital from its EQT VIII fund, which hit its €10.75bn hard-cap in 2018