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Advent, Kreke family to squeeze out remaining Douglas shareholders

Advent International Corp and the Kreke family said today that they had so far accumulated a 95.33% stake in German retailer Douglas Holding AG (ETR:DOU). Together with the 12.73% already owned by the … Continue reading “Advent, Kreke family to squeeze out remaining Douglas shareholders”


Private equity firm Investindustrial invests £150m in Aston Martin

European private equity firm Investindustrial said on Friday it agreed to buy a 37.5% stake in UK sports and luxury cars maker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd for GBP150m (USD240.4m/EUR186m) via a capital increase. … Continue reading “Private equity firm Investindustrial invests £150m in Aston Martin”


Sponsor Apollo acquires UK jewellery chain operator Aurum

US private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO) said it had struck a definitive deal to buy UK luxury jewellery retailer Aurum Holdings Limited. The investor did no say how much it … Continue reading “Sponsor Apollo acquires UK jewellery chain operator Aurum”


Blackstone to acquire Intertrust from Dutch sponsor Waterland

US buyout firm The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) has entered into an agreement to acquire trust and corporate services provider Intertrust Group Holding SA from Dutch investor Waterland Private Equity Investments BV, the … Continue reading “Blackstone to acquire Intertrust from Dutch sponsor Waterland”


France’s L’Oreal acquires Urban Decay Cosmetics from sponsor Castanea

French cosmetics group L’Oreal SA (EPA:OR) announced today it had agreed to buy US-based make-up specialist Urban Decay Cosmetics LLC from private equity firm Castanea Partners Inc for an undisclosed sum. The transaction … Continue reading “France’s L’Oreal acquires Urban Decay Cosmetics from sponsor Castanea”


Private equity firms in talks to take London-listed Corin Group private

British orthopaedic products and services provider Corin Group Plc (LON:CRG) confirmed advanced negotiations over a potential deal to be taken over by 2IL Orthopaedics Limited for GBP0.70 (USD1.12/EUR0.90) a share in cash. Under … Continue reading “Private equity firms in talks to take London-listed Corin Group private”


Italy’s ALI acquires Scotsman Industries from sponsor Warburg Pincus

Italian foodservice equipment manufacturer ALI Group SpA announced its entry into a definitive agreement to buy Scotsman Industries Inc from US private equity major Warburg Pincus LLC. The parties did not volunteer any … Continue reading “Italy’s ALI acquires Scotsman Industries from sponsor Warburg Pincus”


Bahrain’s Investcorp takes over Danish jewellery chain Georg Jensen

Bahrain’s alternative asset management firm Investcorp SA on Monday unveiled a USD140m (EUR109m) deal to buy Danish luxury retailer Georg Jensen A/S, saying it had teamed up with industry veteran and Nautica’s founder … Continue reading “Bahrain’s Investcorp takes over Danish jewellery chain Georg Jensen”


TPG Capital enters race for London Stansted airport — report

US private equity major TPG Capital LP has entered the bidding race for Stansted, the London airport owned by BAA Airports Limited, the Financial Times reported citing sources familiar with the talks. TPG … Continue reading “TPG Capital enters race for London Stansted airport — report”


Sponsors 3i, Allianz seek buyers for ferry operator Scandlines

British private equity firm 3i Group Plc (LON:III) and German peer Allianz Capital Partners GmbH have chosen Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) and ING Groep NV (AMS:INGA) as advisors on a potential offload … Continue reading “Sponsors 3i, Allianz seek buyers for ferry operator Scandlines”


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