The flotation of SmartStream Technologies, a provider of software to banks, has been abandoned for now. TA Associates acquired SmartStream from 3i in September last year. The IPO had wobbled in previous weeks when market turbulence forced its price to be cut from £300m to £200m. The bookbuilding period was extended last week before the IPO was cancelled yesterday. Demand for SmartStream's products is expected to be affected by a slowdown in the investment banking sector. TA Associates had been planning to reduce its stake to 60%.
Polish buyout firm Abris Capital Partners has signed an agreement to sell its stake in Polish locomotive lessor Cargounit, also known as Industrial Division, to Three Seas Investment Fund (3SIIF).
Amplify IV targets seed and series-A rounds, while Amplify Select makes follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies
GP had previously made an offer of SEK 70 per share, which was later increased to SEK 72 per share
Company intends to boost its production capability, bolster its international expansion and pursue a buy-and-build strategy