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11 April 2014

OpCapita founder could face Risk Capital Partners in £250m Gala Bingo buyout

news_bingoballs_lrg OpCapita founder Henry Jackson is reportedly going up against Risk Capital Partners to buy UK bingo chain Gala.

17 February 2014

European distressed investor OpCapita eyes €150m fund

European turnaround private equity investor OpCapita is looking to raise a new €150m vehicle for new investments.

28 November 2013

OpCapita agrees €20m buyout of troubled German clothing company NKD

clothing-scarves-2 European turnaround private equity investor OpCapita has agreed to buy troubled German discount clothing retailer NKD for an initial investment of €20m.

24 June 2013

OpCapita risks further government heat through £27m Comet tax-loss buy

Comet electrical - AltAssets Private Equity News Private equity firm OpCapita is preparing to court further controversy following its £2 buyout of collapsed electrical retailer Comet after it emerged the firm is considering buying the chain’s tax losses.

18 January 2013

OpCapita-backed Game eyes HMV stores

broken-cd_sq Game, the retailer bought out of administration last year by turnaround investor OpCapita, is reported to have expressed an interest buying up to 45 HMV stores.

18 December 2012

OpCapita’s Comet deal under scrutiny as taxpayers face redundancy bill

Comet electrical - AltAssets Private Equity News OpCapita’s £2 buyout of beleaguered electrical retailer Comet is being investigated by the UK Government after complaints from MPs over its handling of the business.

5 November 2012

OpCapita could reap Comet profit despite 6,600 facing sack

Comet electrical - AltAssets Private Equity News Buyout house OpCapita could still make a profit from sinking electrical retailer Comet even as thousands of staff look set to lose their jobs.

1 November 2012

OpCapita-backed Comet calls in administrators

Comet electrical - AltAssets Private Equity News OpCapita-backed electrical retailer Comet could put up to 6,000 jobs at risk by crashing into administration after suffering a “cash crunch” in the run-up to Christmas, it is understood.

19 October 2012

OpCapita eyeing surprise Comet sale a year after £2 purchase

Comet electrical - AltAssets Private Equity News London-based buyout house OpCapita could make a surprise sale of UK electrical retailer Comet less than a year after buying the company for just £2. The private equity investors has received unsolicited approaches from UK and overseas retailers about purchasing the business according to the Financial Times, which cited people familiar with the situation. OpCapita[...]

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