UK - B&Q in the sights of private equity
The home improvement chain B&Q may be the next large listed asset lined up for a private equity bid, according to market sources. Owner Kingfisher saw its shares rise 5% this morning, one of the few gainers on the FTSE 100, along with Sainsbury's, which is understood to have received draft takeover plans from the private equity consortium currently looking at its books.
Bewater Funds nears EUR 7m close for second fund, aims to back 20 companies in next four years
Bewater II FCRE takes minority stakes (5%-25%) with tickets of EUR 500,000-EUR 2m, and it has already made three investments.
Unquote Private Equity Podcast: In conversation with... Fabio Ranghino, Ambienta
In an interview with Unquote, Ranghino discusses topics including ESG and the next phase of Ambienta’s growth
Qualium closes third flagship fund on more than EUR 500m
French mid-cap GP began marketing the fund in summer 2021; it has deployed EUR 220m to date
SGT Capital to acquire Summit-backed Elatec for EUR 400m
Mid-market sponsor looks to grow company via “continued technical innovation” and international expansion