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Private Equity Wire 02/18/2020 12:08
18th Feb 2020 - 5:08pm. Palatine sells Vernacare to HIG Capital. Submitted. 18/02/2020 - 5:08pm. Palatine Private Equity has completed its exit from Vernacare Limited, the North-West based healthcare products specialist to HIG Capital. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Established in 1964, Vernacare is a leading international healthcare products manufacturer, with infection-prevention as its core focus. It has pioneered single-use toileting systems globally, offering patients hygienic and dignified care and provides healthcare institutions with efficient, cost effective and environmentally sound toileting and bathing solutions. The company continually innovates and develops its product range in the areas of Hygiene Solutions and.
Private Equity Wire 02/18/2020 12:04
18th Feb 2020 - 5:04pm. a2e Industries secures GBP25m long-term AS.G funding from Magnetar Capital. Submitted. 18/02/2020 - 5:04pm. a2e Industries has secured a GBP25 million term loan facility for its fast growing aerospace grouping, Aero Services.Global group (AS.G), with a new funding package provided by Magnetar Capital (Magnetar). In addition, Close Brothers Asset Finance has provided finance facilities of GBP6 million, bringing the total committed funding to GBP31 million. AS.G was founded in 2015 with the aim of developing a highly specialised and innovative aerospace group with a unique offering.
Private Equity Wire 02/18/2020 07:32
18th Feb 2020 - 12:32pm. Atomico to "double down efforts in Europe" as it closes fifth fund on USD820 million. Submitted. By Karin Wasteson | 18/02/2020 - 12:32pm. As London-based VC firm Atomico closed Atomico V on USD820 million today (18/02/20), Atomico’s head of IR tells PEW the firm has "increased its focus over the years to really double down its efforts in Europe.".
Private Equity Wire 02/18/2020 05:13
18th Feb 2020 - 10:13am. Consulting M&A sells client Critical Resource to ERM. Submitted. 18/02/2020 - 10:13am. Consulting M&A has sold Critical Resource Strategy & Analysis (Critical Resource) – a specialist sustainability advisory company providing expertise in assessing stakeholder, political and ESG (environmental, social and governance) risks for the mining and energy industry - to ERM, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy. Founded in 2006 by Daniel Litvin, Critical Resource provides strategic advice to mining and energy firms and their investors on ‘license-to-operate’ issues, often working for C-suite executives and boards.
Private Equity Wire 02/18/2020 05:09
18th Feb 2020 - 10:09am. HG Ventures leads USD1.35m investment in Wildnote. Submitted. 18/02/2020 - 10:09am. HG Ventures, the corporate venture arm of the Heritage Group, has made a USD1.35 million seed round investment in Wildnote, an environmental compliance management solution. HG Ventures invested alongside Entrada Ventures, a Santa Barbara-based venture capital fund.
Private Equity Wire 02/17/2020 11:40
17th Feb 2020 - 4:40pm. Valsoft acquires Navitrans International. Submitted. 17/02/2020 - 4:40pm. Valsoft Corporation (Valsoft), a Montreal-based company that specialises in the acquisition and development of vertical market software companies, has acquired Young & Partners/Navitrans International (Navitrans), a technology leader offering a complete and integrated suite of logistics, transportation, warehousing and freight forwarding software solutions. Navitrans has provided a premium suite of integrated logistics and transportation software to customers of all sizes for more than 20 years – one that will continue to move forward with an intuitive and customer-centric approach behind their products.
Private Equity Wire 02/17/2020 09:01
17th Feb 2020 - 2:01pm. US deal value in UK jumps over 50 per cent as PE groups exploit depressed valuations. Submitted. By James Williams | 17/02/2020 - 2:01pm. Global law firm Mayer Brown has found that the total annual value of acquisitions of UK companies by US private equity funds jumped 53 per cent last year to GBP14.2 billion; up from GBP9.3 billion in 2018.
Private Equity Wire 02/17/2020 07:39
17th Feb 2020 - 12:39pm. Covid-19 – consensus is we still know little of the virus and its effects. Submitted. By Karin Wasteson | 17/02/2020 - 12:39pm. As Covid-19 (coronavirus) keeps spreading and the death-toll is rising on a daily basis, the UK is waiting to see what will happen next with France confirming Europe’s first fatality over the weekend. Despite this, equity markets hit new highs on the back of the near-conclusion of a much better than expected US earnings season, according to global audit, accounting and consulting group Mazars. "From a narrative perspective, we have passed from "The Coronavirus is contained" to "the Coronavirus will in all likeliness have a short-term effect in Q1 output", much like SARS did in 2003.
Private Equity Wire 02/17/2020 04:49
17th Feb 2020 - 9:49am. Triple Point completes GBP10m loan facility in We Flex. Submitted. 17/02/2020 - 9:49am. Triple Point Investment Management has provided a GBP10 million loan facility for WeFlex, a provider of vehicles to the Ride-Hailing market in the UK. Having worked with the team at Weflex for the past five years, Triple Point is delighted to back their growth and development in the UK.
Private Equity Wire 02/17/2020 04:44
17th Feb 2020 - 9:44am. FP Lux Investments acquires two wind farms in France and one project in Germany. Submitted. 17/02/2020 - 9:44am. The Luxembourg-based special fund FP Lux Investments is expanding the portfolio of its Wind Infrastructure I sub-fund for institutional investors. Three additional wind energy projects with a total capacity of 19.2 MW have recently been acquired – the Melgven and Callac wind farms are French projects with a capacity of 10.8 MW, while the Gardelegen wind farm is located in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt and has a capacity of 8.4 MW.
Private Equity Wire 02/17/2020 04:43
17th Feb 2020 - 9:43am. GCA acquires Stella EOC. Submitted. 17/02/2020 - 9:43am. Global investment bank GCA Corporation, the parent company of GCA Altium, is to acquire Stella EOC, a technology and media investment banking boutique with coverage in the UK and Europe. Established in 2001, Stella EOC works with companies, entrepreneurs and investors covering the entire corporate advisory spectrum, from mergers, trade and financial sales, carve-outs and leveraged buy-outs, to acquisitions, fund raises and strategic advising.
Private Equity Wire 02/17/2020 04:40
17th Feb 2020 - 9:40am. Silverfleet makes Collectia investment. Submitted. 17/02/2020 - 9:40am. European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has acquired a majority stake in Collectia A/S, a credit management services provider based in Denmark. The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Brøndby, Collectia is a debt collection and debt purchase business operating primarily in Denmark with a niche presence in Sweden, Norway and Germany. The Company employs over 175 staff and serves approximately 13,000 corporate customers across over 600,000 active cases. With its proprietary technology platform, credit database and data analytics capabilities, Collectia has diversified beyond its core debt coll.
Private Equity Wire 02/17/2020 04:31
17th Feb 2020 - 9:31am. Livingbridge-backed Carousel Logistics appoints new CFO. Submitted. 17/02/2020 - 9:31am. Carousel, a European service-logistics provider, has appointed a new Chief Financial and Corporate Development Officer. Nigel Ward, who joins the organisation from business services provider, Kindertons, takes on the responsibility of Carousel’s financial reporting and strategic investment relationships across Europe.
Private Equity Wire 02/17/2020 04:30
17th Feb 2020 - 9:30am. Macfarlanes advises August Equity on closing of GBP300 million fifth flagship fund. Submitted. 17/02/2020 - 9:30am. Macfarlanes has advised UK-based private equity firm August Equity Partners on the raising of its latest flagship fund, AEP V, which has closed at its hard cap of GBP300 million, exceeding its target of GBP275 million. The fund was oversubscribed, with over 40 per cent of the new capital coming from the US and Canada, comprising pension funds and endowments. The Macfarlanes team for this matter was led by investment management partner Stephen Robinson with assistance from investment management senior solicitor Henry Stewart-Brown.
Private Equity Wire 02/14/2020 09:52
14th Feb 2020 - 2:52pm. Praetura Ventures raises GBP22m in less than a year. Submitted. By Karin Wasteson | 14/02/2020 - 2:52pm. Praetura Ventures has closed its second EIS fund at GBP7million, bringing the total raised by the firm to GBP22 million in less than 12 months. The Praetura EIS 2020 Fund will support the growth ambitions of scale-ups across the region, and is expected to be deployed by the end of March 2020. Manchester-based Praetura Ventures backs early-stage businesses in high-value sectors, and its Praetura EIS 2020 Fund will be deployed alongside the guidance of the 25-strong team at Praetura, said the firm. The team will work with the management teams backed by the fund to implement growth strategies and drive scale. It follows
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.

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