BC Partners has announced the recruitment of Antonio Belloni as managing partner of the firm’s office in Milan. Formerly CEO at De Agostini Group, he will be responsible for leading the firm's buyout operation in Italy. Belloni's new employer invested in De Agostini's funds and the two firms worked in partnership in deals such as the EUR 850m takeover of directories outfit Pagine Gialle in 1997.
GP buys substantial minority in Belgium-based industrial bread-making machinery specialist
Ardian acquires Crédit Mutuel Equity's stake in the France-based packaging manufacturer
Fund-of-funds invests in primary and secondary private equity funds across the US, Europe and Asia
GP buys the company from private equity house B4 Investimenti and founders Giuseppe and Luca Cerea