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Livingbridge exits Red Box in sale to US-based Uniphore

Mid-market sponsor Livingbridge has sold Red Box, a UK-based AI voice recording software business, to California-based AI and automation provider Uniphore Technologies.

Inflexion’s Scott Dunn valued at GBP 121m in trade exit

Private equity firm Inflexion has agreed to sell UK-based luxury travel business Scott Dunn to Flight Centre, an Australia-listed travel agency, for an enterprise value of GBP 121m.

Women in VC: Revaia’s Albizzati on founding a female-led firm and navigating valuations in 2023

As French growth investor Revaia continues to fundraise for its second fund, the firm is confident of finding opportunities in the European technology ecosystem and the importance of building a team and portfolio with gender

Foresight reaps 3.5x money in Mowgli exit to TriSpan

Private equity firm Foresight Group has sold UK chain of Indian food restaurants Mowgli to private equity firm TriSpan reaping approximately 3.5x money.

Equistone to exit Acuity in sale to Permira

Pan-European sponsor Equistone has sold its majority stake in financial services research and analytics provider Acuity Knowledge Partners to Permira.

Bridgepoint picks advisers for Moneycorp upcoming sale

Bridgepoint has retained Goldman Sachs to oversee its exit from Moneycorp, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Main Capital exits Onventis in SBO to Keensight

Netherlands-based private equity firm Main Capital Partners has sold German procurement technology business Onventis to French growth investor Keensight Capital.

Progressio exits Assist Digital in sale to Ardian

French sponsor Ardian has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Assist Digital, an Italy-based B2B customer experience and CRM technology provider; the deal sees Progressio exit its minority stake in the business.

IK readies Swedish biotech group Mabtech for exit

IK Partners has appointed Jefferies to guide its planned exit of Swedish biotech company Mabtech, three sources familiar with the situation said.

Podcast: The PE auction in times of exit scarcity

With sponsors looking to bypass challenging debt markets and macroeconomic uncertainty, funds editor Harriet Matthews hosts private equity reporter Rachel Lewis to discuss how the dynamics of auction processes and GPs’ approach to exits are

Ardian buys into booming customer experience services specialst Assist Digital, Progressio exits

European investment major Ardian has agreed to buy a roughly 60% in end-to-end customer experience services specialist Assist Digital. The post Ardian buys into booming customer experience services specialst Assist Digital, Progressio exits first appeared

Equistone to exit Bulgin to Infinite Electronics

Equistone has agreed to sell its majority stake in Bulgin, a UK manufacturer of environmentally sealed connectors and components, to Infinite Electronics, a Warburg Pincus-backed portfolio of in-stock connectivity solution brands.

Waterland roars to €4bn for double hard cap fund close after just four months in market

European private equity house Waterland has hauled in €4bn of new capital across its latest flagship fund and a specialist vehicle to reinvest in exited companies. The post Waterland roars to €4bn for double hard cap

Vista scores part-exit of legal software specialist Zapproved to Leeds Equity portfolio business

Vista Equity Partners has agreed to sell a majority stake in Zapproved, an e-discovery software provider for corporate legal teams, to Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company Exterro. The post Vista scores part-exit of legal software

Heartwood Partners seals sale of seawall, dock and flood protection materials specialist CMI

Veteran mid-market private equity house Heartwood Partners has exited CMI Limited, a designer and manufacturer of engineered solutions for shoreline preservation and access. The post Heartwood Partners seals sale of seawall, dock and flood protection

Going, going, not gone: PE auctions bid for relevance amid risk-off environment

Amid the deal frenzy of the past few years, private equity firms could all but guarantee successful exits with no better way to market their portfolio companies than via formal auction processes.

Montagu exits Maincare to state-owned Docaposte in off-market deal

London-based sponsor Montagu has sold healthcare software supplier Maincare to Docaposte, the digital arm of France's postal service, in an off-market deal.

ACP partially exits Spearhead to JTZE

Accession Capital Partners has realized an early partial exit of its investment in data-driven agribusiness Spearhead.

ICG exits Enhesa stake to Bregal Sagemount, deal values business in €300m to €500m range – source

Bregal Sagemount has bought ICG's minority stake in regulatory and sustainability intelligence and compliance specialist Enhesa. The post ICG exits Enhesa stake to Bregal Sagemount, deal values business in €300m to €500m range – source

Pension giant PSP Investments makes pair of high-level PE, credit promotions following Scudellari exit

Canadian pension giant PSP Investments has made a pair of senior promotions across its private equity and credit investment operations. The post Pension giant PSP Investments makes pair of high-level PE, credit promotions following Scudellari

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