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Qualium sells La Foir'Fouille stake to manager and funds – report

Investment fund Qualium Investissement has sold its stake in La Foir'Fouille, a French retailer of house equipment products at discount prices, to manager Ivan Rapoport for an undisclosed amount, French daily L’Agefi reported.

Equistone sells Bruneau to Towerbrook

Private equity house Towerbrook has agreed to acquire French online office supplies retailer Bruneau from Equistone.

FCA plans reforms to EU retail fund rules

A consultation by the watchdog sets how EU rules could be changed for Priips documentation

Alpha Private Equity sells Vertbaudet to Equistone

Alpha Private Equity has sold children's clothing and accessories retailer Vertbaudet to Equistone Partners Europe.

Eurazeo hauls in €1.6bn for European tech investments

Private equity major Eurazeo has hauled in €1.6bn for its growth strategy targeting equity investments in European tech companies. The group has put in €320m of capital towards the strategy while €200m has come from…

Apax advised by UBS on Wehkamp exit

Apax Partners-backed Dutch online retailer Wehkamp is expected to come to market in H2 2021, with the process being run by UBS, according to sources familiar with the situation.

Kinderhook Closes Ninth Add-On for Bestop

Bestop, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, has closed its ninth add-on acquisition with the buy of Aluminess Products. Aluminess is a designer and manufacturer of off-road aluminum products for trucks, vans, and SUVs, including…

Palamon exits Feelunique in GBP 132m sale to Sephora

Palamon Capital Partners has sold its stake in online beauty products retailer Feelunique to beauty retailer Sephora in a deal that values Feelunique at GBP 132m.

Clearlake Cooking with BakeMark Buy

Clearlake Capital Group has agreed to acquire BakeMark from Pamplona Capital Management. BakeMark is a manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients and supplies including mixes, fillings, icings, glazes, commodities (eggs, flour, and dairy), frozen products…

Gauge Enters Cybersecurity Awareness

Gauge Capital has acquired NINJIO, a provider of cybersecurity awareness training services, in partnership with the company’s owners and senior management team. NINJIO’s services include three to four-minute micro-learning videos that teach organizations, employees and…

A&M Capital Europe buys Pet Network for EUR 260m

London-based private equity house A&M Capital Europe has acquired Pet Network, a pet supplies retail group operating across south-east Europe, from The Rohatyn Group (TRG).

GCP Capital Partners Invests in XL Marketing

XL Marketing, a digital and direct marketing company, today announced an investment by private equity firm GCP Capital Partners as well as a debt facility agented by Madison Capital Funding. The $70 million capital raise…

Milestone Partners Acquires Southern Management Corp.

Milestone Partners has completed the acquisition of Southern Management Corporation, a consumer finance company. “Southern is a tremendous and well respected platform within the highly fragmented consumer installment loan industry providing essential access to loans…

OMERS Private Equity Acquires Lifeways

OMERS Private Equity has signed an agreement to acquire Lifeways, a provider of supported living services for adults with learning disabilities in the UK, from August Equity. Lifeways management will re-invest substantially alongside OMERS. According…

Centre Partners Acquires Taylor Precision Products

Centre Partners announced today that it has acquired Taylor Precision Products,, a marketer of consumer and foodservice measurement products, from Homedics. “We are pleased to invest in Taylor and to establish the business as an…

Speedinvest strikes above-target €60m final close for second marketplaces, consumer fund

European venture capital house Speedinvest has hit a €60m final close for its second specialist marketplaces and consumer fund, beating its initial target. The post Speedinvest strikes above-target €60m final close for second marketplaces, consumer…

Trinity Hunt’s Aperture Closes Third Forensic Engineering Add-On

Aperture, a portfolio company of Trinity Hunt Partners, has acquired American Bio Engineers. This is the third add-on acquisition completed by Aperture since its formation by Trinity Hunt in 2019. American Bio Engineers is a…

Big Multiple for American Securities on Henry Exit

American Securities has agreed to sell Henry Company, a provider of building envelope systems, to publicly traded Carlisle Companies for nearly $1.6 billion. Henry Company is a manufacturer of roofing and building products that are…

Z Capital Sells Premier Thermal to Aalberts

Z Capital Partners has agreed to sell Premier Thermal Solutions, a provider of metal heat treating and processing services, to Aalberts NV. In March 2017, Z Capital acquired Atmosphere Annealing LLC and NitroSteel LLC –…

LongueVue Buys Traco with Abacus Backing

LongueVue Capital has closed the acquisition of Traco Packaging with senior debt backing from Abacus Finance Group. Traco is a manufacturer and distributor of packaging equipment and shrink wrap packaging products including printed shrink labels,…

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