Montagu Private Equity and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) have had their 350p per share offer for waste group Biffa recommended by the company's board. The deal values Biffa, a former division of Severn Trent, at £1.2bn. Bank of Scotland and HSBC are providing debt to support the deal.
Shares have been sold to institutional investors for €15.8 a share
Add-on is the first since LDC and Ares provided financing of £100m to the telecoms company in 2019
Acquisition of the fire safety systems provider is the first from the GP's €1.1bn eighth fund
Fresh capital will go towards increasing delivery speed and geographic footprint