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Private Equity Wire 02/14/2020 05:04
14th Feb 2020 - 10:04am. Odyssey Investment Partners closes USD3.25bn sixth investment fund. Submitted. 14/02/2020 - 10:04am. Middle market private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners has held the first and final closing of Odyssey Investment Partners Fund VI, a USD3.25 billion private equity investment fund formed to pursue control-oriented investments and management buyouts of established middle-market companies. Fund VI was oversubscribed and closed at its hard cap with significant upsizing by existing investors and by adding several new institutional investors. Odyssey will continue to be led by Senior Managing Principals Brian Kwait (CEO), William Hopkins (Vice Chairman) and Stephen Berger (Chairman), and Jeffrey McKibben and Craig Sta.
Private Equity Wire 02/14/2020 05:03
14th Feb 2020 - 10:03am. TA Associates acquires Auction Technology Group from ECI Partners and Proxibid from Primus Capital. Submitted. 14/02/2020 - 10:03am. Growth private equity firm TA Associates has acquired Auction Technology Group (ATG), an online platform for auctions across Europe and the United States, from ECI Partners (ECI), and Proxibid, an online marketplace for connecting buyers and sellers across North America, from Primus Capital (Primus). Both ATG and Proxibid transactions closed on 13 of February 2020.
Private Equity Wire 02/14/2020 05:00
14th Feb 2020 - 10:00am. CenterOak's Service Champions acquires Bell Brothers Plumbing Heating and Air. Submitted. 14/02/2020 - 10:00am. Dallas-based private equity firm CenterOak Partners’ (CenterOak) portfolio company Service Champions has acquired Bell Brothers Plumbing Heating and Air (Bell Brothers), a provider of residential air conditioning and plumbing services in Sacramento, California. The acquisition is the third since Service Champions received an investment from CenterOak and expands the Company’s footprint to over 40,000 residential service agreements.
Private Equity Wire 02/14/2020 04:59
14th Feb 2020 - 9:59am. Clearwater International advises Adonia Medical Group on sale to sk:n Group. Submitted. 14/02/2020 - 9:59am. Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of Adonia Medical Group, on its sale to the sk:n Group, a network of specialist skin care clinics in the UK backed by Trispan Private Equity. The Adonia Medical Group includes Courthouse Clinics, a chain of 11 clinics across the UK offering a wide range of anti-ageing aesthetic and wellbeing treatments including laser hair removal, anti-ageing injections, skin rejuvenation and weight-loss products. The transaction will enable the s:kn Group to increase its national footprint, extending its reach into new clinic locations as well as providing greater diversity t.
Private Equity Wire 02/14/2020 04:56
14th Feb 2020 - 9:56am. Demands for transparency on ESG will show in future money flows, says Finnish LP Varma. Submitted. By Karin Wasteson | 14/02/2020 - 9:56am. The not-so-distant future in terms of climate risk means that transparency when it comes to ESG investing is increasingly on the minds of LPs. Helsinki-based pension insurance company Varma is one of the largest private investors and one of the largest earnings-related pension insurance companies in Finland.
Private Equity Wire 02/14/2020 04:42
14th Feb 2020 - 9:42am. Buxeros Capital makes its first impact investments in emerging markets. Submitted. By Karin Wasteson | 14/02/2020 - 9:42am. Buxeros Capital, a recently established public-private investment fund focused on Dutch companies in emerging economies and developing countries, has made its first investments. In the past few months, Buxeros has made three investments: Blue21, focusing on floating cities; Profort, which focuses on orthopaedic care; and AFRIpads, a company producing reusable sanitary pads. Blue21, which specialises in providing solutions focused on living on water, was founded by entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel, and believes in the creation of self-sufficient, independent floating cities. Founded by Amsterdam.
Private Equity Wire 02/13/2020 11:27
13th Feb 2020 - 4:27pm. C5 Capital appoints digital transformation expert as Operating Partner. Submitted. 13/02/2020 - 4:27pm. C5 Capital, a specialist investment firm that exclusively invests in the secure data ecosystem, including cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure and applied data analytics, has appointed Linda Zecher as Operating Partner. Zecher also joins C5 Capital’s Board, and C5 Accelerate, C5’s global accelerator based in Washington DC, as Chairperson. C5 will benefit from Zecher's executive leadership experience in global technology and innovation.
Private Equity Wire 02/13/2020 11:26
13th Feb 2020 - 4:26pm. Investec makes five new hires. Submitted. 13/02/2020 - 4:26pm. Investec Corporate and Investment Banking (Investec) has announced five new hires, and the launch of a new private company fundraising team. Since April 2019, Investec has taken its corporate broking and PLC advisory headcount from 65 to 75 people, following a series of senior appointments. "We have been investing in our corporate finance business while many other banks are in retrenchment mode, and we are already seeing results," says Jonathan Arrowsmith, Investec’s Head of Advisory.
Private Equity Wire 02/13/2020 05:10
13th Feb 2020 - 10:10am. Enhanced Healthcare Partners sells West Dermatology to Sun Capital Partners. Submitted. 13/02/2020 - 10:10am. Enhanced Healthcare Partners (EHP), a New York-based private equity firm focused on investing in middle-market healthcare businesses, has exited its platform investment in West Dermatology through the sale of the business to Sun Capital Partners, Inc. West Dermatology is the largest and most sophisticated provider of dermatology services in the Western US.
Private Equity Wire 02/13/2020 05:09
13th Feb 2020 - 10:09am. Battery Ventures closes two new funds totalling USD2bn. Submitted. 13/02/2020 - 10:09am. Battery Ventures, a technology-focused investment firm, has closed two new funds worth a combined USD2 billion to continue backing innovative technology companies worldwide in a variety of sectors. Battery, a 37-year old firm, has closed Battery Ventures XIII, a USD1.2 billion investment fund, and Battery Ventures XIII Side Fund, a companion vehicle capitalised at USD800 million.
Private Equity Wire 02/13/2020 05:07
13th Feb 2020 - 10:07am. Funds advised by Apax Partners to acquire Cadence Education from funds advised by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Submitted. 13/02/2020 - 10:07am. Funds advised by Apax Partners (Apax Funds) are to acquire Cadence Education, a provider of early childhood education in North America, from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP). The transaction is expected to complete in March 2020.
Private Equity Wire 02/13/2020 05:00
13th Feb 2020 - 10:00am. Golden Goose secures majority investment from Permira Funds. Submitted. 13/02/2020 - 10:00am. A company backed by Permira funds has agreed to acquire Carlyle Group’s majority stake in Golden Goose, a growing luxury fashion brand in the leisure and sports footwear sector. The company has operations in Europe, US and Asia, has a network of 100 Directly Owned Stores (DOS) and a fast growing online presence. Carlyle acquired Golden Goose in March 2017 through Carlyle Europe Partners IV (CEP IV), a European-focused, upper-mid market buyout fund, and Carlyle Asia Growth Partners V (CAGP V).
Private Equity Wire 02/13/2020 04:52
13th Feb 2020 - 9:52am. Clearwater International advises MML Capital Partners on its investment in Spencer Ogden. Submitted. 13/02/2020 - 9:52am. Clearwater International has advised MML Capital Partners (MML) on its investment in global specialist energy and infrastructure recruitment business Spencer Ogden to support the next phase of growth. Spencer Ogden has more than 400 employees across 12 international offices focusing on four key verticals – renewables, power and utilities, built environment and oil and gas. Continued investment in key areas such as renewables, combined with the ongoing technical skills shortage across the energy sector, has driven strong growth within Spencer Ogden which has seen EBITDA increase by 45 per cent year on
Private Equity Wire 02/12/2020 11:37
12th Feb 2020 - 4:37pm. NPIF - Maven invests GBP500,000 in fissara. Submitted. 12/02/2020 - 4:37pm. NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested GBP500,000 in Fissara Limited (fissara), a designer, developer and provider of operational management software (OMS) for the SME and mid-sized corporate market. The funding will allow the business to invest in product development and expand its team, creating 10 new jobs in the Manchester region. fissara is a specialist in mobile workforce software for the waste, transport, property maintenance and engineering sectors.
Private Equity Wire 02/12/2020 11:31
12th Feb 2020 - 4:31pm. Nordic Capital appoints new partner. Submitted. 12/02/2020 - 4:31pm. Nordic Capital has expanded its partner group with the promotion of Daniel Berglund, further strengthening its leadership team within two of its focus sectors; Healthcare and Technology & Payments. Berglund joined Nordic Capital Advisors in 2010 and has, since then, focused on investments in the Technology & Payments sector and Healthcare, two of Nordic Capital’s three focus sectors.
Private Equity Wire 02/12/2020 11:28
12th Feb 2020 - 4:28pm. UK M&A party might just be getting started, says River and Mercantile’s Lough. Submitted. 12/02/2020 - 4:28pm. The listed UK equity market could see a further spike in M&A activity this year as international investors swoop to take advantage of depressed valuations now that much of the political uncertainty has been removed, William Lough, portfolio manager at River and Mercantile, has said. Lough, who runs the ES R&M UK Dynamic Equity fund, says that with the range of outcomes from Brexit now narrower and a business-friendly government, but only a limited corresponding move up for UK equity valuations, the country represents a fertile hunting ground for foreign corporates. “We should expect UK corporates to remain acqui.
Private Equity Wire 02/12/2020 11:15
12th Feb 2020 - 4:15pm. KKR closes USD1.3bn Global Impact Fund. Submitted. 12/02/2020 - 4:15pm. KKR has held the final closing of KKR Global Impact Fund (KKR Global Impact), a USD1.3 billion fund dedicated to investment opportunities in companies whose core business models provide commercial solutions to an environmental or social challenge. KKR Global Impact is focused on identifying and investing behind opportunities across the Americas, Europe and Asia where financial performance and societal impact are intrinsically aligned.
Private Equity Wire 02/12/2020 11:13
12th Feb 2020 - 4:13pm. AnaCap to acquire. Submitted. 12/02/2020 - 4:13pm. UK wealthtech platform Wealthtime to be acquired by Anacap. UK wealthtech platform, Wealthtime, is to be acquired by AnaCap Financial Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in the European financial services sector. Read the full story at Wealth Adviser...

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