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14 July 2014

KKR acquires 49% stakes in Scout24 Schweiz, Omnimedia

digital Private equity major KKR has agreed to buy 49 per cent stakes in Swiss media enterprise group Ringier’s subsidiaries Scout24 Schweiz and Omnimedia.

14 July 2014

Inflexion gets 2.8x return from Phlexglobal exit to Bridgepoint

exitt Private equity firm Inflexion has made a cash return of 2.8 times from the exit of document management technology specialist Phlexglobal, which was sold to Bridgepoint Development Capital.

14 July 2014

IPO vigour continues in Europe, hit best Q2 since financial crisisp

stock exchange Continued vigour in the European IPO market saw more than €22.3bn raised across 145 public listings in the second quarter of 2014, new research shows.

14 July 2014

Cinven agrees £900m Pizza Express sale to Hony Capital

pizza express Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital has agreed a £900m deal to buy the parent business of UK restaurant chain Pizza Express from fellow buyout house Cinven.

14 July 2014

Bain Capital hits €2bn mark for latest European fundp

euro Private equity giant Bain Capital has hit the €2bn mark for its latest European fund, AltAssets can reveal.

14 July 2014

Blackstone acquires Friends Life’s European wealth advisory unit for £317m

wealth Private equity firm Blackstone has agreed to sell Friends Life Group’s European wealth advisory unit Lombard for £317m.

14 July 2014

Exact Holding confirms buyout talks

amsterdam Dutch software firm Exact Holding has confirmed takeover talks with suitors that reportedly include private equity majors KKR and Apax.

14 July 2014

Advent prepares to exit German rehab chain Median Kliniken after five-year holding

stethoscope Advent International is reportedly planning an exit of Germany’s largest chain of private rehabilitation clinics five years after investing in the business.

14 July 2014

Verdane Capital acquires Ferd’s stakes in five companies

fir Nordic private equity firm Verdane Capital has bought five companies from Norwegian family office Ferd Capital.

11 July 2014

Venture-backed recruitment platform Jobandtalent gets $14m Series A round

jobs_lrg Kibo Ventures and Qualitas Equity Partners are among backers in a $14m Series A financing round for London-based recruitment platform Jobandtalent.

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