Merrill Lynch and Mercapital are reported to have made a EUR 500m joint-bid to acquire dental services provider Vital Dent. PAI Partners, Permira and 3i are also thought to be interested in making an offer for the business.
Consortium of investors supporting the funding round includes existing and new backers
Vehicle is larger than its predecessor, Xenon Private Equity VI, a €184m fund closed in July 2014
GP intends to boost the company's organic growth and further strengthen its market position
Acquisition of the family-owned company adds to the GP's industrial portfolio