Australian financial investor Macquarie Bank and BC Partners have failed to win shareholder support for their bid to buy German utility billing specialist Techem. On 11 January the two financial bidders combined their offers for EUR 55 per Techem share, having previously launched rival bids. Although Techem’s board of directors and supervisory board had recommended shareholders to accept the offer of EUR 55 with Macquarie also giving assurances regarding strategy, locations and jobs, only 43% of shareholders accepted the bid.
Multi-family office has seen strong appetite, with investor base growing since 2016 to more than 90 family offices, Meiping Yap told Unquote
Sponsor deploys Permira VIII to ride new wave of take-privates; Blackstone commits GBP 200m in financing for UK-based CRO
Sponsor acquired the public software group in July 2017 via the same-year vintage Partners Group Global Value 2017
EQT and Cinven seen as bellweather for funds to reassess options for listed assets trading underwater