Boussard & Gavaudan, a hedge fund with a track record of activism, is believed to have built up a 20% stake in Gondola Holdings, the restaurant operator which is the subject of a £560m take-private bid from Cinven.
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