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06/2020 30

PE-backed Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection, cuts 3,500 jobs as Covid-19 lays business low

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The coronavirus crisis has pushed the world-famous Cirque du Soleil into bankruptcy protection

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06/2020 29

Royalty-free music, images subscription business Artlist gets KKR investment

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Global private equity major heavyweight KKR has invested in royalty-free licensed music provider Artlist. 

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06/2020 15

KKR-led consortium invest $650m into Vietnam real estate developer

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A consortium of investors led by KKR has made a collective investment for $650m into Vinhomes Joint Stock Company,

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06/2020 01

Warburg Pincus steps in to save creation of £44bn wealth management giant

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Warburg Pincus has stepped in to save a deal to create a £44bn wealth management firm through the merger of Tilney...

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05/2020 27

KKR launches $1bn European data centre buyout strategy with industry veteran Sodzawiczny

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Global private equity giant KKR has committed $1bn to a new strategy of buying up European data centres

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05/2020 22

KKR seals its biggest Asia deal with $1.5bn investment in Reliance’s Jio unit

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KKR has become the latest in a string of private equity investors to make big-money bets on Indian ...

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05/2020 21

Warburg leads $75m BetterCloud financing as work from home boom accelerates digital workplace shift

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Warburg Pincus has led a $75m financing round for digital workplace management and security software business BetterCloud.

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05/2020 19

Advent’s $1.9bn Forescout buyout becomes latest coronavirus dealmaking casualty

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Advent International has become the latest private equity major to halt a major buyout deal in the face of coronavirus, after breaking off an agreement for the $1.9bn acquisition of cybersecurity company ForeScout Technologies.

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05/2020 14

Permira takes advantage of coronavirus remote working surge with €1bn TeamViewer stake sale

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Private equity house Permira is continuing to take advantage of the rise in remote working caused by the coronavirus

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05/2020 13

Thompson Street acquires data security software solution developer PKWARE

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US-based private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners has acquired data security software solution developer

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05/2020 12

KKR buys back into struggling German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1

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KKR is building back up its stake in struggling German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media, six years after exiting...

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05/2020 07

Warburg said to eye international oil, gas asset selloff as coronavirus hits demand

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US private equity giant Warburg Pincus is reportedly eyeing the sale of the majority of its international oil and gas...

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05/2020 06

Permira said to pull out of Healius medical centres bidding

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European private equity major Permira has reportedly pulled out of the bidding for the medical centres unit of Australia’s Healius, which had been expected to sell for about A$500m.

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04/2020 29

Warburg Pincus makes “major” investment into gene and cell therapy company

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Global private equity house Warburg Pincus has made a “major investment” into Polyplus-transfection SA

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04/2020 29

04/2020 23

Thoma Bravo closes deal for construction collaboration company Command Alkon

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Technology-focused private equity firm Thoma Bravo has finished the acquisition of Command Alkon

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04/2020 22

CVC taps Fund 7 to buy popular Greek e-commerce site Skroutz

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CVC Capital Partners has tapped its €16.4bn Fund VII to acquire Greece-base e-commerce platform Skroutz.

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04/2020 21

KKR taps Americas Fund to buy $500m convertible stock in US Foods

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KKR has acquired $500m in newly issued convertible stock in US Foods, which supplies food to more than 300,000 restaurants

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04/2020 17

Apollo said to eye $10bn valuation for Rackspace as it preps for IPO

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Apollo Global Management is reportedly readying a potential IPO of cloud services business Rackspace which could...

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04/2020 15

Airbnb gets $1bn private equity-backed loan, just days after agreeing $1bn debt deal

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A string of private equity majors have agreed a $1bn loan for struggling home rental business Airbnb...

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04/2020 14

Blackstone backs biopharma business Alnylam with up to $2bn

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Blackstone has agreed to provide biopharma business Alnylam Pharmaceuticals with up to $2bn to support the company’s development of medicines targeting patients suffering from debilitating diseases.

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04/2020 09

Investcorp expands cybersecurity exposure with $180m Avira buyout

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Europe-focused Investcorp Technology Partners has agreed a $180m buyout of German cybersecurity business Avira. 

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04/2020 07

Airbnb gets $1bn Silver Lake, Sixth Street Partners investment amid coronavirus-based home rentals slump

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Airbnb has picked up a $1bn equity and debt investment from private equity house Silver Lake and multi-asset investor ...

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04/2020 07

Warburg Pincus leads $80m round for NHS data privacy software provider Privitar

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Data privacy platform Privitar has picked up an $80m Series C round led by global private equity house Warburg Pincus.

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04/2020 03

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners sells Pathway Vet Alliance stake to TSG

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Morgan Stanley Capital Partners has sold a majority stake in Pathway Vet Alliance to TSG Consumer Partners. The company

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03/2020 27

TPG-backed Cirque du Soleil said to consider bankruptcy filing amid coronavirus crisis

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The world-famous Cirque du Soleil could be a big casualty of the coronavirus after it was revealed the private equity...

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03/2020 24

PE debt prompts Neiman Marcus bankruptcy talks – report

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Private equity-backed Neiman Marcus Group has reportedly entered talks with lenders to file for bankruptcy

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03/2020 20

CVC said to join iDreamSky for $1.3bn Leyou Technologies takeover

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CVC Capital Partners and Tecent-backed iDreamSky Technology are reportedly bidding to take videogame maker...

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03/2020 19

KKR agrees £4.2bn carve-out deal for Pennon Group’s Viridor

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Private equity giant KKR has agreed a £4.2bn deal to buy Pennon Group’s recycling and residual waste businesses.

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03/2020 17

Walmart said to press on with £7bn Asda sale process despite coronavirus tightening debt markets

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A string of private equity giants have reportedly made it through to the next stage of bidding for Walmart’s UK supermarket chain Asda in a deal which could value it at more than £7bn.

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03/2020 16

Advent International buys into TA Associates-backed Conservice

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Global private equity major Advent International has agreed to invest in TA Associates-backed Conservice...

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03/2020 10

Blackstone buys into HealthEdge to scale business into market leader

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Blackstone has picked up a majority stake in healthcare administration software provider HealthEdge.

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03/2020 06

Goldman Sachs said to be in talks for Permira stake acquisition

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One of Goldman Sachs’ investment units is said to be in talks to buy a stake in Permira

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03/2020 04

Permira secures $700m through TeamViewer minority stake sale – report

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Private equity major Permira has reportedly taken advantage of the drive towards remote working prompted by the...

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03/2020 03

Warburg buys into India-based tyre giant amid reported fundraise dedicated to country

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Warburg Pincus has made an INR10.8bn ($150m) investment in India’s Apollo Tyres amid the firm reportedly

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02/2020 18

Alstom’s €7.5bn Bombardier rail unit buyout sees CDPQ become company’s biggest shareholder

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has become the biggest investor in French train maker Alstom as part of the company’s €7.5bn buyout of Canadian industry peer Bombardier’s rail unit.

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02/2020 17

Permira in exclusive talks for Education First China unit carve out – report

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Private equity major Permira is reportedly in exclusive talks with language tutor business Education First for a carve...

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02/2020 11

KKR rules out NMC Healthcare bidding, a day after company said it was interested

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KKR has ruled itself out of the bidding for troubled UAE hospital business NMC Healthcare, a day after the company said

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02/2020 10

Advent seals double deal for fitness management software pair Zingfit, Triib

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Advent International has made another two investments in the boutique fitness management software sector by picking ... 

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02/2020 10

KKR revealed as early bidder for Middle East healthcare major NMC following heavy share slump

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KKR is up against GK Investment in early bidding for the largest private healthcare company in the United Arab Emirates,

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01/2020 28

Warburg to invest $300m in Scale Microgrid Solutions

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Global private equity major Warburg Pincus has agreed to invest up to $300m in distributed clean energy and microgrid...

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01/2020 28

Blackstone back with $1.75bn Unizo offer to beat out preferred Lone Star deal

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Blackstone has upped its offer for Japanese hotel operator Unizo to JPY191.6bn ($1.75bn) to beat out the currently ...

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01/2020 24

Axel Springer set to delist from stock exchange following €6.8bn KKR buyout

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German media business Axel Springer is set to delist from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as a part of its €6.8bn buyout by private equity giant KKR.

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01/2020 20

Enterprise Investors scores 9x return selling prefab house maker Danwood

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Polish private equity player Enterprise Investors has scored an impressive 9x return selling prefab housing maker Danwoo

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01/2020 17

Accenture completes buyout of Riordan, Lewis & Haden portfolio business Clarity Analytics

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Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners has completed an exit of deep data and AI analytics provider Clarity Analytic

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01/2020 15

Blackstone leads $850m recapitalisation for solar energy player Altus Power

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Global buyout giant Blackstone has led an $850m recapitalisation of solar power business Altus Power America.

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01/2020 10

CVC makes first deal from new growth fund with $200m EcoVadis investment

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CVC Capital Partner’s growth arm has sealed one of the biggest investments in the ESG space to date with its $200m backing of supply chain sustainability ratings company EcoVadis.

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01/2020 09

Permira majority investment values Lytx at $2.5bn

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Global buyout house Permira has bagged a majority stake in Lytx through a deal which values the video telematics....

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01/2020 06

CDPQ, Inovia Capital back home care software business AlayaCare

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Canadian pension fund CDPQ has teamed with Inovia Capital to invest $37m in home care software provider AlayaCare.

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12/2019 13

GIC to buy $1bn European logistics real estate portfolio from Apollo

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Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC has agreed to buy a European logistics real estate portfolio from private equity major Apollo Global Management for close to €950m ($1bn).

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12/2019 12

Oakley Capital seals 6.7x return selling WebPros to CVC Capital Partners

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Oakley Capital has made a hefty 6.7x money multiple selling its stake in web hosting automation software business WebPro...

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12/2019 11

Pamplona Capital picks fitness streaming platform iFit for $200m investment

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Pamplona Capital Management has completed a $200m investment in connected fitness streaming platform iFit. 

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12/2019 04

KKR looks to fix growing water pollution hazard with XPV team-up

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Global buyout house KKR has launched a wastewater treatment platform with XPV Water Partners 

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12/2019 03

Blackstone taps Tac Ops fund for £100m HH Global investment

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Global buyout giant Blackstone has tapped its Tactical Opportunities fund for a £100m investment in outsourced

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11/2019 26

KKR taps $13.9bn Americas XII Fund for Novaria Group buyout

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KKR has agreed to buy specialty aerospace hardware manufacturer, Novaria Group

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11/2019 25

Blackstone chips in $400m for gene therapy JV with Ferring

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Private equity giant Blackstone will invest $400m in a joint venture with Swiss pharmaceutical company Ferring, to support the development of an experimental gene therapy for bladder cancer.

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11/2019 22

Warburg said to prep sale, IPO of Avaloq two years after buying into business

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Warburg Pincus is reportedly planning a sale or IPO of Swiss banking software and services business Avaloq...

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11/2019 20

Advent to build up hair care brand following Olaplex buyout

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Alternative assets giant Advent International has agreed to buy professional hair care brand Olaplex.

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11/2019 15

Advent eyes international expansion of fitness software startup Mariana Tek following buyout

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Buyout major Advent International has agreed a deal for US fitness studio software developer Mariana Tek.

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11/2019 12

KKR said to plot world-record $70bn LBO of Walgreens Boots, raising spectre of bruising $45bn TXU disaster

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The biggest leveraged buyout deal in history could be on the cards after private equity giant KKR reportedly 

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11/2019 11

Blackstone seals $3bn deal for Bumble owner

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Private equity giant Blackstone has agreed to buy a majority stake in MagicLab, the owner of dating social network Bumble, in deal that values the business at $3bn. 

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11/2019 07

Blackstone keeps pressure on buyout target Unizo after company misses deadline over $1.6bn takeover offer

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Private equity giant Blackstone is reportedly keeping up pressure on Japanese hotel operator Unizo after the company missed a deadline with conditions set for its proposed $1.6bn takeover.

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11/2019 04

US opens national security probe into PE-backed TikTok deal – report

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The US government has reportedly launched an investigation into private equity-backed TikTok’s $1bn buyout of US...

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11/2019 04

Mid Europa exits Walmark in sale to trade buyer

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Mid Europa Partners has agreed to sell CEE-focused consumer healthcare business Walmark to German pharmaceutical company STADA Arzneimittel.

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11/2019 01

PE consortium packs minority investment into Herschel Supply Co

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A consortium of private equity investors has agreed to make an minority investment in Canadian backpack maker Herschel Supply Co.

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10/2019 25

KKR-backed SoftwareONE seals standout European IPO following wave of cancellations

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KKR-backed software and cloud tech management business SoftwareONE has sealed a standout IPO on the Swiss bourse...

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10/2019 23

Blackstone, CVC said to eye $10bn-plus valuation from potential Paysafe IPO

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Blackstone and CVC are reportedly hunting for underwriters for an IPO of payments processing business Paysafe Group...

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10/2019 21

Warburg-backed ESR Cayman relaunches scrapped IPO, could reach $6.74bn market cap

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Warburg Pincus-backed logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman has relaunched its scrapped IPO from a few months ago, targeting an even larger $1.45bn.

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10/2019 18

Warburg Pincus picks up supply chain software business Softeon

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Private equity major Warburg Pincus has revealed it has bought a minority stake in supply chain software business Softeo

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10/2019 14

Thoma Bravo to take Sophos back under PE ownership in $3.8bn buyout

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Thoma Bravo is the latest private equity house to take ownership of cybersecurity business Sophos after agreeing a $3.8b

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10/2019 08

Advent buys drug ingredient business ICE, valuation said to be €600m

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Advent International has tapped its $17.5bn GPE IX fund to buy drug ingredient business Industria Chimica Emiliana.

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09/2019 30

Blackstone pays $5.9bn for Colony Capital’s industrial real assets unit

Blackstone has agreed a $5.9bn buyout of Colony Capital’s industrial real estate assets and affiliated operating...

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09/2019 30

Warburg seals strong inexio return in sale to EQT infra, deal valued at about €1bn – source

Warburg Pincus has sealed a strong return on the roughly €1bn exit of fibre-optic network business inexio to EQT ...

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09/2019 24

Permira set for big win with imminent TeamViewer IPO, valuation could reach €5.3bn

Permira-backed German software business TeamViewer looks set to price its imminent IPO to give it a valuation of up to ....

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09/2019 20

Blackstone sells part of ATM business NCR stock in $302m deal

Blackstone has agreed to sell part of its stock in ATM and point-of-sale terminal business NCR Corp back to the business in a $302m deal.

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09/2019 17

Advent secures £4bn Cobham takeover

Private equity fund manager Advent International has finally closed a £4bn deal to buy British defence and aerospace

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09/2019 17

Blackstone follows record $20.5bn RE fund close with $6.5bn Dream Global REIT buy

Blackstone has followed the record-breaking $20.5bn final close of its latest real estate fund by picking up the Toronto-listed Dream Global REIT ... 

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09/2019 17

GenNx360 Capital picks up Schneider Packaging Equipment as Fund III raise continues

GenNx360 Capital Partners has picked up specialist equipment maker Schneider Packaging Equipment Company

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09/2019 13

Warburg Pincus-backed RE developer ESR Cayman said to file IPO paperwork

Warburg Pincus-backed logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman is reportedly looking to relaunch an IPO in Hong Kong, months after a previous $1.24bn flotation attempt fell through.

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08/2019 30

Apollo Global, Athene to buy GE Capital’s PK AirFinance

Apollo Global Management and Athene Holding have agreed to buy GE Capital’s aircraft lending business, PK AirFinance.

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08/2019 30

New PE firm Comhar Capital secures first deal through Fabriweld buyout

Recently launched buyout house, Comhar Capital has secured the first deal for its debut fund, after agreeing to buy audi

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08/2019 28

Permira-backed TeamViewer announces 2019 IPO plans

Private equity-backed software major TeamViewer has announced its plans to float on the Frankfurt stock exchange by the end of the year.

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08/2019 27

KKR to take majority holding in Axel Springer

KKR is set to take German media business Axel Springer private in $3.2bn deal, which will make the private equity giant its biggest shareholder.

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08/2019 14

Blackstone could re-buy $2.4bn Japan property portfolio from troubled Anbang

Blackstone Group is reportedly looking to renew its ownership of a $2.4bn Japanese property portfolio as troubled Anbang Insurance Group eyes an exit.

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08/2019 12

New Sports Illustrated owner gets BlackRock backing to add to private equity capital

BlackRock has become the latest investor in private equity and Shaquille O’Neal-backed brands portfolio Authentic

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08/2019 09

KKR, Advent, CVC tap up Thyssenkrupp for potential elevator unit carveout – report

Private equity majors KKR, Advent and CVC have reportedly contacted German industrials conglomerate Thyssenkrupp

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08/2019 08

Permira agrees to buy Cambrex in $2.4bn deal

Permira has agreed to buy drug contract business Cambrex Corporation in a deal that values the business at $2.4bn.

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08/2019 06

KKR agrees $2.2bn Arnott’s buyout from Campbell Soup Co

KKR has sealed the $2.2bn buyout of Campbell Soup’s Australian biscuit business Arnott’s.

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07/2019 29

Times New Roman creator Monotype set for new PE owner in $825m buyout

Historic font developer, printing and typesetting business Monotype Imaging has been bought by private equity house 

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07/2019 25

Advent’s £4bn Cobham takeover deal takes flight

Advent International has made further inroads into the defence and aerospace sectors after agreeing to buy Cobham 

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07/2019 22

Ted Baker founder could back private equity buyout – report

The founder of highstreet retailer Ted Baker is reportedly considering plans to back the private equity buyout of the....

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07/2019 19

Warburg and Kayne Anderson commit over $1bn to WildFire Energy

Private equity majors Warburg Pincus and Kayne Anderson have committed an equity line valued at more than $1bn to Americ...

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07/2019 19

TCV and Permira lead €500m funding round for Germany’s FlixMobility – report

Growth equity firms TCV and Permira have led a funding round for German mobility platform FlixMobility

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07/2019 11

Permira to pick up Reformation majority stake

Global buyout house Permira has agreed to buy a majority stake in LA-based sustainable fashion brand Reformation. 

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07/2019 05

CVC in talks for Bosch packaging unit spinout – report

Private equity house CVC Capital Partners has reportedly entered advanced talks to buy the packaging machinery business of German engineering products major Bosch.

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07/2019 01

Thomson Reuters picks up secure audit services provider Confirmation from Great Hill Partners

Great Hill Partners-backed secure audit services provider Confirmation has been bought by Thomson Reuters.

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06/2019 28

Blackstone, CPPIB join Lego family investment firm in £4.77bn Merlin buyout

Blackstone, CPPIB and Lego founding family investment vehicle Kirkbi have teamed up to buy Madame Tussaud’s owner...

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06/2019 13

Warburg-backed ESR Cayman scraps Hong Kong listing – report

Warburg Pincus-backed logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman has scrapped what would have been Hong Kong’s...

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06/2019 12

KKR bid for Axel Springer values business at €6.8bn

Global buyout giant KKR has offered Axel Springer shareholders a 40 per cent premium to buy out their stakes in the German publisher, valuing the company at €6.8bn.

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06/2019 10

Advent-backed Balkan bank Addiko confirms Austrian IPO plans

Advent-owned Balkan banking business Addiko has confirmed it plans to list on the Vienna Stock Exchange this year. 

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