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28 July 2014

Private equity-backed Findus to pay €200m dividend via high-risk PIK

lasagna-1207761-m Frozen food business Findus plans to pay its owners Lion Capital, JP Morgan and Highbridge Capital Management a €200m dividend by issuing a payment-in-kind note that Fitch has deemed likely to default.

28 July 2014

Bridges Ventures acquires controlling stake in Wholebake

snacks Venture capital firm Bridges Ventures has bought a controlling stake in snack bars maker Wholebake Limited.

28 July 2014

Blackstone in £320m deal for London City commercial property

london-scene-957757-m Global private equity giant Blackstone has bought a central London commercial property from Brookfield Property Partners.

28 July 2014

Post Oak invests $150m in CP Exploration II

texas oil Energy-focused private equity firm Post Oak Energy Capital has invested $150m in oil and gas exploration company CPX.

28 July 2014

Tech-focused NanoDimension leads $12m round for medical reaction platform

arteriography-391479-m Venture capital firm NanoDimension has led a $12m Series A funding round for human physiology mimicking platform Emulate.

28 July 2014

Blackstone’s secondaries arm adds Mark Burton as principal

ny Blackstone’s secondaries unit Strategic Partners, which is said to be nearing a final close for its sixth fund, has hired Mark Burton to lead its real estate secondaries practice.

28 July 2014

Apax-backed Dynasty in $83.2m deal for shares of India finance company

rupees-308196-m Apax Partners-backed Dynasty Acquisition is set to buy INR 5bn ($83.2m) worth of compulsorily convertible preference shares of India’s Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company.

28 July 2014

Riverside backs surgical instrument tracking technology company Censis

instruments Private equity firm The Riverside Company has backed Tennessee-based software-as-a-service company Censis Technologies.

28 July 2014

NYC Pension funds up 17.4 per cent, says Comptroller Scott Stringer

nyc The five New York City pension funds have reported a total gain of 17.4 per cent in the last fiscal year.

28 July 2014

Permira-backed Bestinvest sells insurance arm

sold-sale-exit-deal Permira-backed financial services company Bestinvest has sold its insurance-broking subsidiary Lovat Insurance Brokers to Towergate Insurance.

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