Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) is reported to be making a £1.5bn offer for waste services company Biffa. Last month, Biffa opened its books to HgCapital and Montagu Private Equity after they made a £1.2bn joint bid for the London-listed group.
Charcoal and natural additives company saw final bids from two banks and one direct lender
VCs including the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, BtoV and Ringier Digital Ventures also participated
Around 40 existing and new LPs, including British Patient Capital and the EIF, participated
Fund will invest in buyouts, recapitalisations and carve-outs of both profitable and underperforming businesses