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23 April 2015

Berkshire nears $600m deal for footwear accessories maker Implus

shoes Boston private equity firm Berkshire Partners is reportedly closing in on deal to purchase footwear accessories maker Implus, valuing the company at more than $600m.

23 April 2015

LBO France seals Materne-Mont Blanc part-exit through €230m refinancing

fruit European private equity firm LBO France has completed a part exit of portfolio company Materne-Mont Blanc through a €230m debt refinancing.

23 April 2015

Corpfin smashes Fund IV target with €255m close

spain spanish flag Spanish private equity firm Corpfin Capital has reportedly closed its fourth fund on €255m, smashing its €200m target, AltAssets has learned.

23 April 2015

Avedon exits Dutch retail platform to trade partner

clothes-scarves European buyout firm Avedon Capital Partners has sold its majority interest in Dutch retail operator Euretco to strategic investor EK/servicegroup.

22 April 2015

BC Partners puts German lab operator Synlab on the block

lab-work-803087-m Private equity firm BC Partners is looking to sell German laboratory operator Synlab, with buyout houses Advent, KKR, CVC, EQT and Bain as well as pension funds said to be due to submit offers.

22 April 2015

ESG focus could impact short term profitability according to Sarona exec $

Sarona pic An ESG focus in private equity could dampen profitability in the short term, but the long term performance will pay off according to Sarona’s Vivina Berla.

22 April 2015

LBO-backed Materne-Mont Blanc completes €230m refinancing

download Private equity-backed fruit puree and dessert creams supplier Materne-Mont Blanc has completed a seven year €230m refinancing.

22 April 2015

Integral nabs majority stake in Skymark Airlines

airplane-1157211-m Japanese private equity firm Integral Corp has purchased a majority stake in bankrupt budget carrier Skymark Airlines, AltAssets understands.

22 April 2015

Norwest exits eight-year Wealth Enhancement holding to Lightyear Capital

wealth Financial services-focused private equity firm Lightyear Capital has agreed to pick up a majority stake in Wealth Enhancement Group (WEG) from Norwest Equity Partners.

22 April 2015

Hellman & Friedman named among suitors for Nokia’s HERE

telephone1-858937-m Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman is reportedly interested in picking up HERE, which is the mapping business of Finnish mobile phone conglomerate Nokia.

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