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3 March 2015

LBO France to sell storage systems company Averys to Equistone

paris European private equity house Equistone is set to acquire French storage systems company Averys from LBO France.

3 March 2015

CVC, Blackstone to make up to £667m exiting UK’s Merlin Entertainments

rollercoaster_amusement_170sq Global buyout firms CVC and Blackstone have reportedly launched the sale of their remaining shares in UK theme park operator Merlin Entertainments.

3 March 2015

Advent puts Partner in Pet Food on the block for rumoured €300m

fina-1-1136732-m Global buyout house Advent International has reportedly put Hungarian animal nutrition company Partner in Pet Food (PPF) up for sale around four years after buying into the company.

3 March 2015

PE firms looking to purchase winter clothes maker Bogner

Whistler Blackcomb skiing German fashion group Bogner has attracted interest from a number of private equity groups, AltAssets understands.

3 March 2015

Hellman & Friedman eyes Wood Mackenzie IPO amid trade interest

exit Hellman and Friedman-backed energy analytics business Wood Mackenzie is reportedly eyeing an IPO which could see it valued at up to £2bn.

3 March 2015

Buyout firms including CVC, KKR prepare final bids

light-434099-m Private equity firms CVC, KKR and Carlyle are all reportedly in the mix for Philips' lighting components business amid final bids being lined up.

3 March 2015

OMERS-backed Vue could buy Ratos’ Nordic Cinema Group

popcorn2 OMERS-backed UK cinema chain Vue Entertainment is reportedly considering up to £400m for private equity-backed peer Nordic Cinema Group.

2 March 2015

Northzone in $20m investment round for Germany’s Outfittery

download (4) Early-stage investor Northzone has re-upped in a $20m funding round for Outfittery, a personalised clothes shopping website for men.

2 March 2015

UPDATE: Equistone fast approaching Fund V’s €1.75bn targetp

finish-direction-1132907-m Private equity house Equistone Partners Europe is speedily approaching the €1.6bn target for its fifth buyout fund.

2 March 2015

VC-backed biotech business Canbex to be bought for €96m

lab petri life science clinic Venture capital-backed UK biotech business Canbex Therapeutics has agreed to be bought by Ipsen in a €96m deal.

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