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  • 2017

    Denmark/UK/US

    infare

    Acquisition

    QL2

    Infare Solutions A/S, a leading provider of airline intelligence solutions, acquired the air data business of the Atlanta-based QL2 Software LLC (QL2). The acquisition was funded by Ventiga Capital Partners, which is now a majority shareholder in Infare Solutions.

  • 2017

    France

    TSA

    Sale

    3 private equity

    TSA Group, manufacturer of stainless equipment mainly for the food industry,  was sold to a new manager supported by three private equity funds: Capital Grand Est, Agro Invest and Caisse d’Epargne Alsace Capital Développement.

  • 2017

    France/Israel

    rene laurent

    Sale

    Frutarom

    René Laurent was sold to Frutarom by Thierry and Jean Louis Laurent, the company’s owners and managers, descendents of the Laurent family which founded the company in 1885. One of the world’s old flavors and specialty fine natural ingredients, René Laurent develops, produces, and markets flavors and natural extracts.

  • 2017

    UK/US

    Prestige Systems

    Sale

    Park Place

    Prestige Systems Ltd, an IT infrastructure specialist, was sold to Park Place Technologies, a leading provider of hardware maintenance and support.

  • 2017

    Italy

    Ersel

    Sale

    Orange1

    Ersel Asset Management and the founders of the company sold the Sicme Motori to Orange1 Holding. Sicme Motori S.r.l. manufactures variable speed AC and DC motors and is one of the few players in the Italian market with advanced technological solutions for a large range of industrial applications.

  • 2017

    Italy

    atop

    Sale

    charme capital partners

    ATOP, a world leader in the manufacturing of automatic lines for the production of electric motors for various industrial and automotive applications including e-mobility, was sold to Charme Capital Partners SGR S.p.A. and IMA S.p.A.

  • 2017

    Australia

    Equity partners

    Private placement

    FivePointFour

    Funds organized by Equity Partners, a Sydney-based private equity business, provided growth capital for 5.4, a leading provider of results-focused, home-delivered meal plans targeted at millennials.

  • 2017

    Italy

    B810

    Acquisition

    digicom

    B810 srl, an Italian company active in the engineering and production of electronic systems and advanced connecting devices (Internet of Things), acquired 100% of Digicom Spa, an Italian company specialized in the engineering and sales of special devices for data transmission and telecommunications.

  • 2017

    US/Iceland

    ocean choice

    Recapitalization

    visir

    Ocean Choice International L.P. (OCI), a seafood company, purchased a minority equity stake indirectly owned by Iceland’s Visir hf, a fishing company, with supplemental acquisition financing.

  • 2017

    Italy/China

    ItalGlobal

    Sale

    SACA

    Italglobal Partners sold a 70% stake in CMI, the leading producer of household appliance hinges, to Guangdong Xingye Investment LLC, the parent company of the listed Chinese group Guangdong SACA.

  • 2017

    France

    Sertip

    Acquisition

    Chimicolor

    Sertip, a company specialized in screen-printing on plastics and in flat-working for industry, acquired Chimicolor, a manufacturer of metal plates.

     

  • 2017

    Austria/Switzerland

    Firmen ABC

    Sale

    investnet

    FirmenABC announced the sale of an 80% shareholding to Investnet AG, a Swiss private equity and investment group. FirmenABC is a full-service online marketing agency and market leader in cross-media advertising and promotions for small- and medium-sized businesses in Austria and Germany.

  • 2017

    Brazil

    premier it

    Sale

    quality

    Premier IT, a provider of IT outsourcing services including service desk solutions, field services, datacenter management and NOC (network operations center), was sold to Quality, a leader in application management, electronic channels, mobile applications, mobility microservices, identity and governance management, risk, and compliance.

  • 2017

    Poland

    KOW

    Sale

    MSV

    A majority stake in Kuznia Ostrow Wielkopolski (KOW), a forge specializing in close-die and open-die forgings for the railway, construction and agricultural sectors, was sold to MSV Metal Studenka s.r.o., a portfolio company of Czech private-equity fund JET Investment.

     

  • 2017

    UK

    new reflections

    Sale

    bridges ventures

    Clairfield UK advised the shareholders of New Reflexions on a multi-million-pound investment from Bridges Evergreen. New Reflexions is a specialist provider of dedicated care for young people with high acuity learning disability, challenging behavior and autism.

  • 2017

    UK

    M4 systems

    Sale

    SAGlobal

    Clairfield UK advised on the sale of M4 Systems, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in the development and support of bespoke CRM and ERP solutions. M4 Systems has offices in the UK as well as a software development team located in Central Belgrade, Serbia.

  • 2017

    Italy

    IMR

    Acquisition

    industrialesud

    IMR Automotive S.p.A., a global manufacturer and supplier of exterior parts for the automotive and truck industry, acquired 81.25% of Industrialesud S.p.A., an Italian company active in the same industry.

  • 2017

    France

    CEE

    Sale

    Groupe CGR

    Cristin Electro Erosion (CEE), a company specialized in high-precision technical parts for the aeronautics sector, was sold to Comptoir Général du Ressort (CGR). CGR,  specializing in cold forming spring manufacturing, is a privately-owned group with over EUR 160 million in sales.

  • 2017

    Finland/Estonia

    elisa 2

    Acquisition

    santa monica networks

    Elisa, the largest telecom company in Finland, acquired Santa Monica Networks’ Finnish and Estonian companies. SMN specializes in secure IT networks and data center solutions.

  • 2017

    Finland

    partnera

    Sale

    Tietokeskus

    Partnera Oy, a Finnish alternative investment manager, sold IT retailer SystemaStore Oy, a supplier of corporate IT infrastructure and is the market leader in Finland’s Sea Lapland region, to Tietokeskus Yhtiöt, a provider of IT infrastructure and services with several locations throughout Finland.

  • 2017

    Denmark

    G Funder

    Sale

    Lemvigh Muller

    G.Funder, a leading Danish distributor of rope, painting equipment, brushes, brooms and cleaning supplies for DIY and retail, was acquired by Lemvigh-Müller A/S from Sam Holding A/S. Lemvigh Müller is the most prominent distributor of steel and technical supplies in Denmark.

  • 2017

    Denmark

    Umwelt

    Sale

    Bording

    The digital bureau Umwelt A/S sold a 20% stake to the Copenhagen-listed marketing communication services company F.E. Bording. Umwelt is a strategic and digital bureau which deals with advisory services in marketing communication services.

  • 2017

    Australia/US

    immersaview

    Merger

    Plexsys

    ImmersaView, an Australian software company with business in Australia, the US, and the UK, was sold to PLEXSYS, a US-based distributor of software to the defense sector.

  • 2017

    Germany

    Furstenberg

    Sale

    Industrial European Wood

    The House of Fuerstenberg sold its subsidiary Holzindustrie Fürst zu Fürstenberg (wooden packaging business unit) to Industrial European Wood Products Holding GmbH. Holzindustrie Fürst zu Fürstenberg has been operating for some 100 years, evolving from a saw mill to an important manufacturer of wooden packaging for the automotive industry.

  • 2017

    Denmark/Norway

    Gjensidige.jpg

    Acquisition

    Molholm

    Gjensidige, a leading Nordic insurance group, acquired Mølholm Insurance, the leading provider of health insurance in Denmark, from PFA Pension.

  • 2017

    Germany/France

    mengineering

    Sale

    alten

    MEngineering GmbH, Ravensburg, a leading German provider of specialized engineering services to the automotive industry, sold 100% of its shares to Alten GmbH, a subsidiary of French-listed Alten SA.

     

  • 2017

    Mexico/US

    gmi

    Sale

    accon

    Controladora GMI, S.A.P.I. de C.V., the leading manufacturer and provider of modular construction solutions in Mexico and Latin America, received an investment from the Washington DC-based private equity firm ACON Investments.

  • 2017

    Germany

    nordwest

    Acquisition

    netdental

    The NWD Group , a leading trading and service company in the dental sector, acquired NETdental, a German dental-consumable mail-order company.

  • 2016

    Finland

    handico

    Sale

    haltija

    Handico Finland Oy joined the Finnish Haltija Group Oy, a portfolio company of the Finnish private equity investor Sponsor Capital. Handico represents medical aid brands and offers after-sales services nationwide, serving hospital districts, municipalities, and private care companies.

  • 2016

    Italy

    tholos

    Sale

    elettra-investimenti

    Tholos, an Italian company that provides energy efficiency services to industrial firms throughout Italy, was sold to Elettra Investimenti (ELIN:IM), a developer of projects in the energy sector, with particular expertise in cogeneration and trigeneration plants.

  • 2016

    Canada/Argentina/Uruguay

    cooke

    Acquisition

    fripur

    Cooke Seafoods Inc., one of the largest seafood companies in North America, acquired 100% of the fishing assets of Fripur S.A. and Grinfin S.A. in Uruguay and Argentina.

  • 2016

    Germany

    realitybytes

    Sale

    twt

    Reality bytes, an award-winning digital marketing agency based in Cologne, sold a majority stake to TWT Interactive Group, one of the most successful founder-managed internet agency groups in Germany.

  • 2016

    Denmark/Germany

    keep-focus

    Sale

    KeepFocus, a leading Danish energy-management-systems company, was sold to a consortium of German investors who named the newco KeepFocus Europe GmbH.

  • 2016

    Denmark

    alectia

    Merger

    niras

    Alectia and Niras, two of the leading engineering consulting companies in Denmark, merged, creating a new major player in the engineering consulting industry.

     

  • 2016

    Netherlands

    kwadrantgroep

    Sale

    jens

    KwadrantGroep, provider of healthcare services with a focus on elderly care, sold its four related subsidiaries to Jens Beenhakker Beheer B.V., which specializes in the sale and leasing of mobility aid equipment.

     

  • 2016

    Mexico

    te-creemos

    Acquisition

    finca

    Te Creemos Holding, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a Mexico Development Partners portfolio company and the parent company of Te Creemos, S.A. de C.V. Sociedad Financiera Popular, acquiredFinanciera FINCA, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, ENR.

  • 2016

    Mexico

    te-creemos

    Acquisition

    felicidad

    Te Creemos Holding, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a Mexico Development Partners portfolio company and the parent company of Te Creemos, S.A. de C.V. Sociedad Financiera Popular, acquired Felicidad Financiera, S.A de C.V., a microfinance organization.

  • 2016

    UK

    rowanmoor

    Sale

    embark

    Rowanmoor Group, a leading independent small self-administered scheme (SSAS) provider and a bespoke self-invested personal pension (SIPP) and family pension trust (family SIPP) operator, was sold to Embark Group, a provider of long-term savings and advisory services.

  • 2016

    Russia

    winter-capital-advisory

    Financing

    sticker-ride

    StickerRide, an IT advertising platform allowing on-vehicle advertising campaigns, secured a funding round totalling USD 3 million from investment advisory firm Winter Capital.

  • 2016

    UK

    fc-exchange

    Sale

    global-reach

    FC Exchange, an international money transfer and payment solutions  company, was sold to Global Reach Partners, a UK foreign-exchange specialist.

  • 2016

    Germany

    dorea

    Acquisition

    meritus

    DOREA Holding GmbH, a German owner and operator of nursing homes and a portfolio company of Quadriga Capital, a German private equity firm, acquired Meritus Seniorenzentren GmbH, an operator of elder care facilities.

  • 2016

    US

    sea-watch-international

    Acquisition

    bar-harbor-foods

    Sea Watch International, the largest integrated producer of clam products in the US, acquired Looks Gourmet Foods Holdings Company Inc. (d.b.a. Bar Harbor Foods), a leading producer of branded quality seafood products for the retail segment.

  • 2016

    France/Brazil

    trescal

    Acquisition

    metrosul

    Trescal, the international specialist in calibration services, acquired Metrosul, a leading calibration services provider based in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

  • 2016

    Austria/Switzerland

    adrom

    Sale

    investnet-ag

    AdRom Digital Media AG sold a 35% stake to Investnet AG, a Swiss private equity and investment group. adRom, founded in 2000, is a data-driven dialogue marketing company. adRom develops technology for real-time cross-channel marketing campaigns in the DACH region.

  • 2016

    UK

    lead

    MBO

    Lean Education and Development Limited (LEAD), a national provider of accredited vocational learning and development programs, completed a management buyout. Funding was provided by Finance Birmingham and Royal Bank of Scotland’s Corporate Transactions team, Birmingham.

  • 2016

    UK

    friars716

    Acquisition

    swp-group

    Friars 716 Ltd acquired SWP Group Plc in a privatization process. SWP Group designs, manufactures, and installs a range of industrial engineered products and systems. The newly-established business is wholly owned by management.

  • 2016

    Germany/China

    Brock.jpg

    Sale

    foton

    Brock Kehrtechnik GmbH, Witten, a leading manufacturer of compact and large truck mounted sweeping-machines and related airport equipment sold 100 % of its shares to Foton Germany, the subsidiary of Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd., Beijing, China.

  • 2016

    France

    mattout

    Sale

    richardson

    Mattout Carrelage, a distributor of floor tiles, was sold to Richardson, a family company focused on plumbing and heating installations with sales of EUR 500 million.

  • 2016

    France

    wikipme

    Capital Raising

    caisse-des-depots

    WikiPME, an online community platform for entrepreneurs, raised equity capital from a pool of high-net-worth individuals and issued convertible bonds to Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, a French public institution.

  • 2016

    Italy/Sweden

    fiac

    Sale

    atlas-copco

    FIAC S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer of piston compressors and related equipment, was sold by the Lucchi family to Atlas Copco, a global provider of sustainable productivity solutions. Founded in 1977, FIAC has production sites in Italy, China, and Brazil, and sells into more than 110 countries.

  • 2016

    France

    turenne

    Sale

    absiskey

    Turenne Capital Partenaires, Absiskey’s minority private equity shareholder, sold its stake in the company through a sponsorless transaction. Founded in 1988, Absiskey provides advisory services for innovation & tax incentives.

  • 2016

    Italy

    acs-dobfar

    Financing

    ACS Dobfar, an Italian chemical-pharmaceutical group leader, received term loan financing through an underwriting deal closed with Unicredit and Natixis in Italy. ACS Dobfar manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients and final dosage forms for the antibiotic sector worldwide.

  • 2016

    France/UK

    tournus

    Acquisition

    ced

    Tournus Equipment, a French manufacturer of stainless steel equipment for professional kitchens, acquired CED Fabrications, a UK-based commercial-catering equipment manufacturer.

  • 2016

    Norway

    phonero

    Acquisition

    mobitalk

    Phonero acquired 100% of the shares in its competitor Mobitalk. The acquisition expands Phonero’s distribution and local presence in the western part of Norway.  Following the transaction, Phonero will have more than 250,000 subscribers in the B2B market.

  • 2016

    Netherlands

    opdidakt

    Sale

    karmijn

    Holland Venture sold its majority stake in Opdidakt to Karmijn Kapitaal and the company’s management. Opdidakt is a nationwide provider of high-quality support for children with learning disabilities and psychological issues.

  • 2016

    France

    mbo-partenaires

    Sale

    jfc-industrie

    MBO Partenaires and private investors sold their shares in Storm Elec Group, a company specializing in the design, manufacture, and B2B distribution of electrical boxes and automation solutions for both the swimming-pool and photovoltaic markets.

  • 2016

    France/Italy

    wishdays

    Sale

    smartbox

    Wish Days S.r.l., the leading Italian retailer of experience-based gift boxes, was sold to Smartbox Group. Wish Days provides a wide range of products and services in the prepaid activity industry.  Smartbox Group, based in France, provides gift packages that entitles the user to a leisure activity.

  • 2016

    Netherlands

    kliniek-logo

    Acquisition

    dentconnect

    DentConnect, a large chain of dental care practices owned by the Dutch PE fund Bencis, acquired Kliniek voor de Parodontologie, a clinic that offers a wide range of dental care services, from its founding shareholders.

  • 2016

    Poland

    opteam

    Acquisition

    polskie

    OPTeam S.A., a Polish IT company, acquired a 50% stake in Polish Electronic Payments Company (PeP). OPTeam (WSE:OPM) is a producer and integrator of systems utilizing electronic card technologies. The acquisition was a buyout financed by the private equity house Innova Capital.

  • 2016

    Poland

    voxen

    Sale

    unilink

    Voxen Sp. z o.o., an insurance intermediary specialized in the sale of motor insurance products through a network of 250 car dealers, sold 100% of its shares to Unilink S.A., one of the leading insurance multi-agencies in Poland.

  • 2016

    Sweden

    sobro

    Sale

    adelis-equity

    Private equity firm SOBRO sold Nordomatic to Adelis Equity. Nordomatic is the leading independent provider of energy-efficient smart building solutions to property owners and general contractors with offices throughout Sweden.

  • 2016

    UK/US

    accutronics

    Sale

    ultralife

    Accutronics Limited, a leading UK specialist in the design, development and manufacture of smart batteries for high-performance portable and handheld electronic devices, was sold to the Ultralife Corporation (NASDAQ:ULBI).

  • 2016

    India/UK

    point-to-point

    Sale

    hcl

    Point to Point, a provider of complex workplace engineering services with extensive experience in desktop and application virtualization, was sold to HCL Technologies (NSE: HCLTECH). Point to Point maintains an impressive roster of enterprise clients, including St James Place, National Air Traffic Services, Premier Foods, and Tarmac.

  • 2016

    UK/Norway

    harris

    Sale

    orkla

    Shareholders of LG Harris & Co Ltd disposed the business to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oslo-headquartered Orkla. Harris, founded in 1928, is a market leader in painting tools for the UK Do-It-Yourself sector.

  • 2016

    UK

    core-gaming

    Sale

    sky-betting-and-gaming

    CORE Gaming, a content studio that specializes in the development of HTML5 real money games for casino operators and platform holders, was sold to Sky Betting and Gaming, one of the UK’s leading online bookmakers.

  • 2016

    UK

    wavenet

    Sale

    beech-tree

    Wavenet, a specialist provider of unified communications solutions to the SME and corporate market, was sold through an MBO to Beech Tree Private Equity. Wavenet, founded in 2000, provides communications products and services to over 2,000 customers in the UK.

  • 2016

    France/Italy

    groupe-rg

    Acquisition

    aa-monferrato

    Groupe RG, a leading French specialist in personal protective equipment (PPE), acquired A+A Monferrato. With some 2,300 active customers including major Italian industrial groups, A+A Monferrato (founded in 1960) is one of the leading PPE distributors in Italy.

  • 2016

    France

    cottel

    Acquisition

    sacar

    Cottel.com, specializing in the design, manufacture, and sale of promotional items, acquired Sacar, a French designer and manufacturer of small leather goods and luggage for famous brands.

  • 2016

    France

    intuitis

    Acquisition

    acm

    Executives of ACM took a significant stake alongside Intuitis and BPI France. ACM, founded in 1948, manufactures pressure vessels and heat exchangers for the chemical, oil, nuclear, and health industries. ACM group employs around 100 people at its two Lyon-area plants.

  • 2016

    Finland/Sweden

    autoklinikka

    Sale

    procuritas

    Autoklinikka, Finland’s largest independent auto body repair and paint services group, was sold to funds managed by the Swedish private equity investor Procuritas Partners. Autoklinikka will be combined with the Swedish Werksta chain, which was formed by Procuritas in 2015.

  • 2016

    Germany/Sweden

    schneider

    Sale

    atlas-copco

    Schneider Druckluft, a premium specialist in compressed air systems, was sold to Atlas Copco, a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. Schneider Druckluft is based in in Germany with offices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

  • 2016

    Germany/US

    misco

    Sale

    cancom

    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX), an American Fortune 1000 company that sells computers, computer supplies, consumer electronics, and industrial products, signed a definitive agreement under which Cancom SE (ETR:COK) acquires certain assets of Misco Germany.

  • 2016

    Brazil

    premier

    Sale

    selvetti

    Premier Group sold its printing outsourcing division to Selbetti. Premier Group provides IT services including service desk and printing outsourcing solutions. Selbetti Gestão de Documentos S.A. provides leasing and maintenance of printing and document management systems.

  • 2016

    Australia

    starts-at-60

    Capital Raising

    seven-west-media

    Starts at 60, an online publisher of social media content for people over 60 years of age, raised equity from Seven West Media, an ASX-listed Australian multiple platform media company, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, and magazine, newspaper, and online publishing.

  • 2016

    France

    clineo

    Capital Raising

    123-venture

    Clinéo, a retirement home group in southern France, raised EUR 4 million from 123Venture. The investment is being used in the acquisition and renovation of three retirement homes (La Résidence Chevillon, La Maison Ensoleillée and Le Château de la Malle).

  • 2016

    Denmark/Sweden

    dks

    Sale

    intrum-justitia

    DKS A/S, a leading debt-collection company in Denmark, was sold to Intrum Justitia AB, Europe’s largest debt collector, primarily active in debt collection for third-party clients. Intrum is present in 20 different European countries and is publicly listed in Sweden.

  • 2016

    Italy/US

    ravaglioli

    Sale

    dover

    Samiro Group S.p.A. and other minority shareholders sold Ravaglioli Group consisting of Ravaglioli S.p.A., Butler, Sirio, and Space to Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV). Ravaglioli is an Italian manufacturer of vehicle service equipment.

  • 2016

    Germany/Poland

    iparts

    Sale

    hella

    iParts, a Polish leading online car spare parts distributor, was sold to Hella, one of the top 40 automotive suppliers and aftermarket distribution organizations for spare car parts worldwide, headquartered in Germany.

  • 2016

    France

    lim-group

    Sale

    cm-cic

    LIM Group sold a minority stake to CM-CIC Investissement. LIM is the parent company of CWD Sellier and Devoucoux, two prestigious manufacturers of horse saddles.

  • 2016

    Australia

    Terry White Chemists

    Merger

    Chemmart

    Terry White Group, a leading Australian pharmacy franchise, merged with EBOS Group’s Chemmart, creating one of Australia’s largest retail pharmacy networks of approximately 500 stores representing AUD 2 billion in annual sales.

  • 2016

    Australia

    Grove Juice

    Sale

    Estens family

    Grove, a leading processor and distributor of juice products across Australia and selected export markets, was sold in part to the Estens family (a 50% shareholder) who acquired the remaining 50% from the Willis family.

  • 2016

    Finland

    n-clean

    Sale

    juuri-partners

    N-Clean, one of the leading Finnish facility management companies, sold a minority stake to private equity fund Juuri Partners. N-Clean enjoys a particularly strong market position in the cleaning of hotels and passenger vessels. It has about 1,300 employees, and a nationwide presence in Finland and Stockholm.

  • 2016

    France

    capvisio

    Acquisition

    nexes-visio

    Ets Grassot,  a family company owning garden centers under the franchise Villaverde, was sold to Gamm Vert, the top garden center retailer in France.

  • 2016

    France

    villaverde

    Sale

    gamm-vert

    Ets Grassot,  a family company owning garden centers under the franchise Villaverde, was sold to Gamm Vert, the top garden center retailer in France. Ets Grassot is the leading garden center in Lyon.

  • 2016

    Finland

    elisa-rahoitus

    Sale

    aktia

    Elisa Corporation, the largest telecom operator in Finland, sold Elisa Rahoitus to Aktia Bank Plc. The transaction includes Elisa Lompakko, the first mobile payment service in Europe. The Elisa Lompakko app has been downloaded by over 120,000 users.

  • 2016

    Finland/Sweden

    mehilainen

    Acquisition

    mainio-vire

    Mehiläinen acquired Mainio Vire, a leading Finnish provider of elderly care, mental health care, and home services, from HgCapital (private equity) and private owners. Triton and KKR-backed Mehiläinen is a highly regarded private provider of healthcare and social services in Finland.

  • 2016

    Germany

    Tentamus

    Acquisition

    BLS

    Tentamus acquired BLS Analytik GmbH & Co. KG, a German company specialized in testing services, analysis and quality certification in the food, pharma, and consumer sectors.

  • 2016

    Austria/Germany

    Immodirekt

    Sale

    immobilien scout24

    Immodirekt.at, an online real estate platform in Austria, was sold to ImmobilienScout24.

  • 2016

    Australia

    Cherry Blooms

    Sale

    A private investor

    Cherry Blooms, a niche cosmetics business, raised equity from a high-net-worth individual for a stake in the business.

  • 2016

    Finland/Sweden

    humana

    Acquisition

    arjessa

    Humana, the leading care company in the Nordics, acquired the leading Finnish psychosocial care provider Arjessa from funds managed by Sentica Partners and private owners. Together Arjessa and Humana will form the largest Nordic provider of individual and family care.

  • 2016

    Spain

    clinica-bellavista

    Sale

    sar-quavitae

    Clínica Bellavista, a mental-healthcare hospital, with a 50-year history was sold to SARquavitae, a leading network of nursing homes.

  • 2016

    Australia/Japan

    Skyreach

    Sale

    Nishio

    Skyreach, Australia’s largest privately-owned elevated-work-platform rental company, sold a majority stake to Nishio Rent All Co, a leading provider of elevated work platform and construction equipment rental in Asia.

  • 2016

    Austria/Germany

    Geizhals

    Sale

    Heise Gruppe

    Two minority shareholders of Geizhals, a leading Austrian and German price-comparison site, sold 16% of the company to majority shareholder Heise Gruppe. Geizhals was founded in 1996 and today is a leading price-comparison portal in the DACH region

  • 2016

    Australia/Sweden

    Sherry's

    Sale

    Flick Anticimex

    Sherry’s, a leading provider of termite and pest management services in Australia, merged with Flick Anticimex, a pest-control company based in Sweden.

  • 2016

    Norway

    Tripletex

    Sale

    Visma

    The four founders and owners of Tripletex AS sold the company to Visma. Tripletex, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of ERP solutions to SME companies in Norway with more than 13,000 customer

  • 2016

    Sweden/Norway

    Fortnox

    Fairness opinion

    Clairfield Sweden issued a fairness opinion to the board of Fortnox AB on the public offer from Visma AS, a Norwegian accounting-software firm. Fortnox is a Swedish accounting-software company headquartered in Växjö.

  • 2016

    France

    Villaverde

    Sale

    gamm vert

    Ets Grassot,  a family company owning garden centers under the franchise Villaverde, was sold to Gamm Vert, the top garden center retailer in France. Ets Grassot is the leading garden center in Lyon.

  • 2016

    France

    CapVisio

    Acquisition

    Nexes Visio

    CapVisio, a French videoconferencing solutions integrator, acquired NexesVisio, a competitor providing its services to customers located in western France.

  • 2015

    Norway

    house of control

    Sale

    Viking Venture

    House of Control, a SaaS Enterprise software provider for contract lifecycle management, was sold to Viking Venture, a technology-focused small-cap private-equity player based in Norway.

  • 2015

    UK

    progress

    Sale

    priory

    Progress Care, a leading specialist education and care provider, was sold to Priory Group, a leading provider of behavioral care in the UK. Progress provides care for children and young adults with high acuity learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, and autism.

  • 2015

    Netherlands

    pphd

    Sale

    mutsaersstichting

    The shareholders of Psychologenpraktijk Oog B.V. sold 100% of their shares to the Mutsaersstichting. The Mutsaersstichting is a Dutch provider of mental health services to children and youth, as well as social care and counselling to women and their children.

  • 2015

    Mexico/US

    pitney-vowes

    Sale

    moneta-technologies

    Pitney Bowes Inc.  (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company sold 100% of the outstanding shares of its Mexican subsidiary, to Moneta Technologies, a provider of technological solutions for the financial, retail, and telecommunications sectors.

  • 2015

    Mexico/US

    firstcash

    Acquisition

    empenos-mexicanos

    First Cash Financial Services, Inc., the global leader in the retail pawn industry, acquired Maxi Prenda, an operator of 211 pawn stores in Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

  • 2015

    Denmark/UK

    scannet

    Sale

    Print

    ScanNet A/S, one of the leading Danish hosting and cloud solutions providers, was sold to HG Capital.

  • 2015

    Denmark/US

    siteimprove

    Sale

    summit-partners

    Siteimprove A/S, a leading provider of web governance software, received a minority investment from Summit Partners, a global growth equity firm.

  • 2015

    Denmark

    danaweb

    Acquisition

    skandiaweb

    DanaWeb, the leading provider of websites in Denmark, acquired Skandiaweb.

  • 2015

    UK

    finefrance

    Sale

    vestey-foods

    FineFrance UK Limited, an importer and distributor of premium food products sourced from across Europe, was sold to Vestey Holdings Limited. FineFrance supplies over 400 restaurants as well as wholesale markets.

  • 2015

    Sweden

    ratos

    Sale

    hafa

    Ratos, a NASDAQ Stockholm-listed private equity conglomerate, divested Hafa Bathroom Group to private investors in Sweden. Hafa Bathroom Group supplies bathroom interiors through the brands Hafa and Westerbergs.

  • 2015

    UK

    thomas-miller

    Acquisition

    osprey

    Thomas Miller acquired a majority shareholding in Osprey Holdings, a provider of marine and aerospace insurance. Established in 1885, Thomas Miller is an independent and international provider of insurance, professional, and investment services.

  • 2015

    UK/US

    lonham-group

    Sale

    chaucer

    Lonham Limited, a managing general agent specializing in cargo and freight liability, was sold to Chaucer, a subsidiary of Hanover Insurance Group Inc.

  • 2015

    Mexico/US

    te-creemos

    Acquisition

    finclusion

    Te Creemos, a specialized financial institution that provides comprehensive financial services to the unbanked Mexican population and to small and micro enterprises, acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Finclusión, a large regional microfinance institution with presence in 13 states of Mexico.

  • 2015

    Hungary/South Africa

    extreme-digital

    Sale

    steinhoff

    Extreme Digital, a leading online consumer electronics player in Central and Eastern Europe, was sold to Steinhoff International, an international furniture and household goods retailer chain.

  • 2015

    Italy/UK

    raccortubi-group

    Acquisition

    norsk-alloys-ltd

    Raccortubi S.p.A, an Italian company active in the production and distribution of piping materials used primarily in the oil & gas industry, acquired the UK company Norsk Alloys, which supplies specialist pipeline equipment.

  • 2015

    Netherlands

    4launh

    Sale

    infotheek

    4Launch, a Dutch e-retailer active mainly in the field of consumer electronics, was sold to Infotheek, a Dutch supplier of IT hardware and software to businesses and organizations.

  • 2015

    France

    global-imaging

    Sale

    groupe-numerix

    Global Imaging On Line, one of the key European players in medical imaging software solutions and backed by Amundi Private Equity Funds, CM CIC-Capital Privé and Isatis Capital, was sold to Groupe Numerix, a French leader in technical solutions for medical imaging centers.

  • 2015

    Norway/France

    dermagruppen

    Sale

    loreal

    Dermagruppen, a Nordic distributor of professional skin care products, sold its distribution activites of Decleor, Carita and Essie products to L’Oreal. Dermagruppen was owned by Ringnes Holding AS, NSV Invest AS, and Look North AS (CEO Henning Nielsen).

  • 2015

    Finland

    tieto

    Sale

    korona-invest-jpg

    Tieto, the largest IT services company in the Nordic region, sold its Lean System business to a Finnish private equity fund managed by Korona Invest. Lean System offers ERP and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software for the manufacturing sector.

  • 2015

    Italy/Germany

    rollon

    Acquisition

    hegra

    Rollon, a world leader in linear motion systems based in Italy, acquired the German company Hegra, which specializes in the production of telescopic and linear guides. The takeover was finalized with the support of Linear Guides BV (controlled by Chequers Capital) and its partner in Rollon IGI SGR.

  • 2015

    France

    rbb-group

    Sale

    naxicap

    The founder and shareholders of RBB Group (SRB & Gravaloire Recyclage) sold a majority stake to Naxicap Partners and Garibaldi Participations. RBB Group specializes in the collection, recycling, and recovery of concrete columns mainly from infrastructure networks.

  • 2015

    Finland

    alma-media

    Sale

    otava-media

    Alma Media, a Helsinki-listed media company focusing on digital services and publishing, sold Alma 360, a content-marketing provider to Otavamedia, part of a 125-year-old family-owned media company.

  • 2015

    France

    medioffice

    Sale

    R3

    Médioffice, a company specialized in the recruitment of doctors for short-term assignments in hospitals and clinics, was sold to R3G2, a company owned by an experienced entrepreneur.

  • 2015

    Norway/Sweden

    onepiece

    Sale

    consortium-of-swedish-investors

    One Piece, a distinctive fashion brand in chill-out wear with retail stores in Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Berlin and Stockholm, obtained growth capital from a consortium of Swedish investors including Arthur Engel, Stefan Georgi, the Johansson family, and Gavia Food Holding.

  • 2015

    UK

    consilium

    Sale

    chasetempleton

    Consilium Employee Benefits, a fast-growing private-medical-insurance specialist, was sold to Chase Templeton. Consilium Employee Benefits, based in Kent, focuses on the SME market.

  • 2015

    Netherlands/Sweden

    indutrade-uk

    Acquisition

    epg

    Indutrade Benelux B.V., a subsidiary of Indutrade AB, acquired EPE-Goldman B.V., a Dutch distributor of hydraulic components. Indutrade AB is a Swedish industrial trading group. EPE-Goldman supplies hydraulic components to the ship-building, offshore, chemical, and petrochemical industries.

  • 2015

    Mexico

    deja

    Acquisition

    awa

    Deja is a diversified Mexican family office with investments in real estate, private equity, and the pharmaceutical industry, acquired the interest of AWA Holdings in “Office Fund I”, a private equity fund managed by Tresalia Real Estate to develop high-end office buildings in Mexico City.

  • 2015

    France

    profimo

    Sale

    imerys

    Profimo, a metals profile manufacturer, along with ScoverPlus, a rainwater gutter company owned by Profimo, were sold to Imerys Toiture, a leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry. Profimo products are distributed under the brands Aquaz and Fazer through wholesale and DIY stores.

  • 2015

    France

    profilmar

    Sale

    zurfluh-feller

    Profilmar, a specialist in accessories and profiles for rolling shutters, was sold to Zurfluh Felle, the European leader in the design and manufacture of system components for shutters and the outer closure of buildings.

  • 2015

    France/Sweden

    nergeco

    Sale

    assa-abloy

    Nergeco, the leader in the production and distribution of automatic flexible doors in France, sold 87.77% of its shares to Assa Abloy, the Swedish-listed lock manufacturer.

  • 2015

    France

    cmbb

    Acquisition

    la-vaillante

    CMBB, a home renovation company, acquired La Vaillante, a well-established repair-in-kind company in the Lyon region.

  • 2015

    France

    blitz

    Sale

    holding-seraip

    Blitz B.S., a French software-as-a-service publisher, was sold to Holding Seraip. Blitz’s software solutions optimize non-payment reduction, checkout processes, customer loyalty, check processing time, and cost reduction. Its clients include France’s largest retailers.

  • 2015

    Italy/Germany

    sudwolle group

    Sale

    Safil GTI

    Safil S.p.A and Gruppo Tessile Industriale, both Italian-based worsted yarn manufacturers, were sold to Südwolle Group, a global producer of worsted yarn for weaving, circular, and flat knitting in pure wool and wool blends.

  • 2015

    France/Germany

    lfd

    Acquisition

    iso-roulemnts

    LFD Group took over I.S.O. Roulements, a French specialist in the distribution of bearings, following a winding-up procedure filed at the Nanterre Commercial Court. LFD Group, based in Germany, is a European leader in the production and distribution of rolling bearings.

  • 2015

    Norway/US

    vianova

    Sale

    trimble

    Vianova Systems AS, a Scandinavian leader in civil engineering software for infrastructure design, was sold to Trimble, a NASDAQ-listed software company with operations in 35 countries.

  • 2015

    Mexico

    vtufin

    Sale

    ial

    Vtufin, a provider of working capital lines of credit to direct-sales micro entrepreneurs, divested its private-label credit business to IAL, a Mexican financial holding and operator of Tarjeta Amiga, a leading consumer credit card program.

  • 2015

    US

    east coast seafood

    Sale

    Seafood Investment Group

    East Coast Seafood and Garbo Lobster, two of the largest lobster suppliers in North America, were sold to Seafood Investment Group, a long-term equity capital provider.

  • 2015

    France

    sipas

    Capital raising

    claviere

    The sausage manufacturer Sipas Group opened up its capital to two private equity funds, Siparex and Carvest. The transaction involved the purchase of a stake from historical shareholders and partially financed the acquisition of Clavière from Bongrain.

  • 2015

    Sweden

    Lomond

    Sale

    Volati

    Lomond Invest divested Lomond Industrier, a supplier of a broad range of construction consumables and builders’ hardware products to Volati, a Swedish industrial group specializing in acquisitions of mature and middle-market companies.

  • 2015

    France

    Initiative Finance

    Sale

    Galvaing

    Initative & Finance and CA Developpement sold their stake in the Company Transports Galvaing Freres.

  • 2015

    France/US

    Slipnaxos

    Sale

    3M

    SlipNaxos Rappold France, engaged in the sales and technical support of the brands Rappold and SlipNaxos in France, was sold to 3M, American conglomerate.

  • 2015

    France

    Toutelec

    MBO

    Toutelec, engaged in the trading and maintenance of electric motors for heavy industry, was sold to a management team led by Michel Gayte and Maxime Vial.

  • 2015

    Denmark

    Danish crane building

    Sale

    Blue Equity

    Danish Crane Building, a manufacturer of cranes serving various industries, sold shares to SE Blue Equity, an independent private equity firm based in Denmark.

  • 2015

    France

    Indicia

    Sale

    Amundi PEF

    Indicia Production,  a provider of industrial production services to life sciences companies, sold a stake to Amundi PEF, an investment fund.

  • 2015

    Finland/US

    clothing+

    Sale

    jabil circuit

    Clothing+, a wearable-technology company, was sold to Jabil, the third-largest electronics manufacturing service supplier in the world.

  • 2015

    Finland

    governia

    Acquisition

    pajakulma

    Governia Oy, a 100% state-owned investment company used for special-ownership restructuring purposes, acquired Pajakulma from Raskone. Pajakulma equips versatile commercial vehicles according to customer specifications. Raskone is one of the largest chains of service shops in Finland.

  • 2015

    Norway/Sweden

    hamilton-people

    Merger

    toptemp

    Hamilton People, a Norwegian staffing and recruitment company providing qualified labor primarily to the construction, oil & gas, and power supply industries, merged with TopTemp, a staffing and recruitment company.

  • 2015

    Australia

    practice-insight

    Sale

    iph-limited

    Practice Insight was sold to IPH Limited, the holding company for Spruson & Ferguson, a provider of intellectual property services in the Asian-Pacific region. Practice Insight and Wise Time provide data analysis and software for IP and professional services firms.

  • 2015

    Sweden

    Ratos

    Sale

    Hafa Bathroom

    Ratos, a NASDAQ Stockholm-listed private equity conglomerate, divested Hafa Bathroom Group, a supplier of bathroom interiors, to private investors in Sweden.

  • 2015

    UK

    aston-scott-group

    MBO

    bowmark-capital

    Aston Scott Group, a provider of risk management and insurance advice to commercial organizations, completed a management buyout funded by Bowmark Capital. Aston Scott employs nearly 250 staff members and operates from 12 office locations around the UK.

  • 2015

    France/Germany

    autonetzer

    Sale

    drivy

    Autonetzer, the German market leader in private car-sharing, was sold to Drivy, a French community-based car rental service. Autonetzer is Germany’s market leader in peer-to-peer car sharing with the largest offering of cars and the highest number of registered members.

  • 2015

    Sweden

    Nefab

    Sale

    FAM

    Nefab Packaging AB, a provider of packaging solutions to industrial groups in 35 countries, completed a co-ownership deal through a new share issue, corresponding to a 50% stake sold to FAM AB, a private equity firm.

  • 2015

    France/Belgium

    solving-efeso

    Acquisition

    empact

    Solving Efeso International, a consultancy firm, acquired Empact, a Brussels-based consultancy firm. Solving Efeso is a global leader in corporate strategy and operational performance improvement. It employs more than 450 consultants in 26 countries.

  • 2015

    Netherlands

    doccare

    Sale

    karmac

    The shareholders of DocCare (Fa-med Group, backed by Gilde Equity Management) sold DocCare to its competitor Karmac. DocCare’s main activity is the processing of business documents. Its customers include many large health insurance companies in the Netherlands.

  • 2015

    UK/US

    npa-insurance-broking-group

    Sale

    integro

    NPA, a commercial insurance broking company, was sold to Integro, the US-based insurance and risk management firm.

  • 2015

    Denmark

    pilgrim

    Sale

    aktieselskabet

    The shareholders of Pilgrim, a Danish jewelry company, sold 49% of its shares to Aktieselskabet CBH, a private investor. Pilgrim was founded in 1983 and in 30 years grew into a company with over 150 employees, exports to 40 countries, and 30 of its own stores.

  • 2015

    France

    cogepart

    Sale

    omnes-capital

    Cogepart, a provider of express shipping and delivery services for retail and business customers, received an investment from Omnes Capital and Finadvance in a leveraged buyout operation. Based in Marseille and founded in 1986, Cogepart is a leading player in the “last mile” logistics market.

  • 2015

    Australia

    Ipro solutions

    Sale

    Bailador

    iPRO, a specialist provider of cloud-based vendor management software, received an investment from Bailador Investment Management, a growth capital fund focused on the IT sector.

  • 2015

    UK

    flow-communications

    Sale

    maven

    Flow Communications, a provider of network infrastructure and IT security solutions, received development capital from Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading private equity funds.

  • 2015

    France

    feraud

    Acquisition

    autofermeture

    Quincaillerie Féraud, a hardware store created in 1959, acquired Auto Fermeture AF, a hardware store specializing in locksmithery and accessories.

  • 2015

    France

    Coquelle

    Capital Raising

    siparex

    Coquelle, a transport Company, raised funds from Siparex and Finorpa to complete financing of the acquisition of Trafilogic, a freight forwarder.

  • 2015

    Finland/Poland

    PKC Group

    Acquisition

    Groclin Group

    The Helsinki-listed wiring systems and electronics company PKC Group Oyj, focusing mainly on the global commervial vehicle industry, acquired the wiring and controls business of the Warsaw-quoted Groclin S.A. Group.

  • 2015

    France/Netherlands

    Altran

    Acquisition

    NSPYRE

    Altran, a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, acquired Nspyre, a Dutch specialist in R&D and high-technology services.

  • 2015

    Netherlands/US

    aeroworks

    Sale

    heico

    Aeroworks, a manufacturer of high-quality aircraft interior components, was sold to HEICO Corporation, a publicly-traded holding company focused on the aerospace and electronic technology fields.

  • 2015

    UK/Sweden

    Adaero

    Sale

    Indutrade UK

    Adaero Precision Components Limited, a specialized manufacturer of high-precision components for the medical, optical, defense, laser and hydraulic industries, was sold to Indutrade, a Swedish industrial group.

  • 2015

    Netherlands

    PPHD

    Sale

    Mutsaersstichting

    Psychologenpraktijk Oog was sold to Mutsaersstichting, a Dutch provider of mental health services to children and youth, as well as social care and family counselling.

  • 2015

    Finland

    genelec

    Sale

    Private investors

    Genelec, a family-owned global business that develops high-quality studio monitors and active speaker systems for professional, home, and AV installation use, sold a minority stake to private investors.

  • 2015

    Norway

    DSG Bagdrop

    Sale

    materna

    DSG Bagdrop AS, a provider of complete bagdrop solutions, with cloud-based software applications and award-winning hardware products, was sold by the Bertel O. Steen Group to Materna Group, an information and communications firm.

  • 2015

    Denmark

    SiteImprove

    Sale

    Summit Partners

    Siteimprove A/S, a leading provider of web governance software received a $55 million minority investment from global growth equity firm Summit Partners.

  • 2015

    France/Brazil

    Trescal

    Acquisition

    MEC-Q

    Trescal, an international leading specialist in calibration, acquired MEC Q, a provider of calibration services in Brazil with a strong presence in the automotive and oil & gas industries.

  • 2015

    Mexico/US

    FirstCash

    Acquisition

    MAG

    First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCFS), the global leader in the retail pawn industry, acquired Maxi Prenda, which operates 211 full-service pawn stores in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. This acquisition is First Cash’s largest and most significant acquisition in Latin America to date.

  • 2015

    Australia

    Rental Express

    Sale

    Little Real state

    Rental Express, Queensland’s largest and fastest-growing specialist property-management business with over 5000 properties under management, was acquired by Little Real Estate, Australia’s largest independently-owned real-estate agency.

  • 2015

    Denmark

    ScanNet

    Sale

    Print

    ScanNet A/S, one of the leading Danish hosting and cloud solutions providers, was sold to HG Capital.

  • 2015

    Denmark

    Danaweb

    Acquisition

    skandiaweb

    DanaWeb, the leading provider of websites in Denmark, acquired Skandiaweb. DanaWeb handles the entire web process from design and development to hosting and ongoing service of the website. The acquisition of Skandiaweb strengthens Danaweb in the Danish market and adds new customers.

  • 2015

    Australia

    windoware

    Sale

    Private investors

    Windoware and Smart Home Products, Australia’s largest wholesalers of prepackaged and custom-made window coverings, were sold to a consortium of private investors.

  • 2015

    Denmark/Norway

    Mondux

    Sale

    Gjensidige.jpg

    Mondux, one of Scandinavia’s fastest-growing insurance agencies with strong ties to the auto industry in Denmark, was sold to Gjensidige, the leading insurance group in the Nordic region (listed on Oslo stock exchange).

  • 2015

    Denmark/Sweden

    Plum

    Sale

    CCS Healthcare

    Plum A/S, Denmark’s top producer of hygiene and disinfection products, was sold to CCS Healthcare, the market leader in hygiene and disinfection products in the Nordic region.

  • 2015

    UK

    Thomas Miller

    Acquisition

    Osprey

    Thomas Miller, a major independent and international provider of insurance, professional, and investment services, acquired a majority shareholding in Osprey Holdings, a provider of marine and aerospace insurance.

  • 2015

    UK/US

    Lonham Group

    Sale

    Chaucer

    Lonham Limited, a managing general agent specializing in cargo and freight liability, was sold to Chaucer, a subsidiary of Hanover Insurance Group Inc. with aggregate revenues over USD 5 billion.

  • 2015

    Norway/Japan

    gas & disesl power

    Sale

    mitsubishi

    Gas & Diesel Power,  a pioneer in maritime gas engines, was sold to Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V., Japan’s largest shipbuilder and machinery manufacturer.

  • 2015

    Italy

    OneExpress

    Sale

    20 of its member affiliates

    OneExpress Spa, an Italian company specializing in express delivery transport of palletized freight, sold a minority stake to 20 members of its company.

  • 2015

    Mexico

    Te creemos

    Acquisition

    Finclusión

    Te Creemos Holding, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a Mexico Development Partners portfolio company and the parent company of Te Creemos, S.A. de C.V. Sociedad Financiera Popular, acquired 100% of the shares of Felicidad Financiera, S.A de C.V., a microfinance organization.

  • 2015

    UK

    Syscap

    Sale

    Wesleyan

    Syscap Holdings Ltd., an independent finance provider for IT, was sold to Wesleyan Assurance Society, the mutual financial services specialist.

  • 2015

    Norway/Netherlands

    Barent Naturgass

    Sale

    Broadview

    Barents NaturGass, one of the leading players in the small scale liquid natural gas distribution in Norway, was sold to Broadview, a Dutch industrial holding company with a portfolio of various manufacturing and trading businesses.

  • 2015

    US/South Africa

    Oceana group

    Acquisition

    Daybrook Fisheries

    Oceana Group, the largest fishing company in South Africa, acquired Daybrook Fisheries, the second largest fishmeal and fish oil producer in North America.

  • 2015

    Norway

    ABAX

    Acquisition

    Fronttex

    ABAX, one of the fastest growing tech-enabled service companies in Norway, and portfolio company of Norvestor VI, acquired FrontTek AS, a  computer peripherals manufacturer.

  • 2015

    Netherlands

    Beleave

    Capital Raising

    Blink

    BeLeave Capital provided the necessary growth capital for the further development of Blink Education, a company seeking to develop innovative digital teaching methods, designed to increase the involvement of pupils in the learning process.

  • 2015

    Austria/Belgium

    diamond dogs

    Sale

    Emakina

    diamond:dogs|group, an expert in online, mobile, and social integral solutions, was sold to Emakina Group, an independent European group of cutting edge communication agencies.

  • 2015

    Sweden/Germany

    BRIO

    Sale

    Ravensburger

    Swedish investor Proventus sold the renowned Swedish toy company BRIO AB, a famous manufacturer of high-quality wooden toys, to the German Ravensburger Group.

  • 2015

    Netherlands

    Geschenkbezorgen

    Sale

    Topbloemen.nl

    Geschenkbezorgen.nl, an online gift shop with a strong focus on business customers, was sold to Topbloemen.nl.

  • 2015

    Finland

    Terrafame

    Acquisition

    Talvivaara

    Terrafame, a fully-owned subsidiary of the state of Finland, acquired Talvivaara Mining Company plc., a mine that uses a bioleaching process to produce mainly nickel and zinc.

  • 2015

    Austria

    mpay24

    Sale

    Prepa

    mPAY24, a company that provides payment services to e-commerce shops, was sold to Prepa Management Consulting GmbH.

  • 2015

    Austria

    Aktionsfinder

    Sale

    Osterreich post

    Aktionsfinder GmbH, one of the leading Austrian online distribution platforms for leaflets in Austria, was acquired by Österreichische Post.

  • 2015

    UK

    SMEInsurance

    Sale

    marsh

    SME Insurance Services, a specialist commercial insurance Company, was sold to Marsh, a global insurance broking and risk management consulting firm.

  • 2015

    Finland/Norway

    Elektrobit

    Acquisition

    Birdstep

    The Helsinki-listed technology company Elektrobit Corporation, specializing in embedded software and hardware solutions for the wireless and automotive industries, acquired the Finnish subsidiary of the Oslo-quoted Birdstep Technology Group.

  • 2015

    Netherlands

    Greenwheels

    Sale

    Pon Holdings

    Greenwheels International B.V., a Dutch car rental company, sold its remaining shares to Pon Holdings B.V., a Dutch trading and service company that distributes passenger cars, commercial vehicles, automotive parts, earth-moving equiptment, yachts, and supertankers.

  • 2014

    France

    AzurSoft

    Sale

    IXO private equity

    Azur Soft, a leading software company in France for the safety and security market, received an investment from IXO Private Equity.

  • 2014

    Italy/US

    SAET

    Sale

    ParkOhio

    Italian private-equity firm Star Capital and other minority shareholders sold Saet S.p.A. to the US group ParkOhio (NASDAQ:PKOH). Saet is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and testing of induction-heating equipment and heat-treat solutions.

  • 2014

    Italy

    Raccortubi group

    Sale

    synergo

    Raccortubi S.p.A, a producer of piping materials used mainly in the oil & gas industry, sold a minority stake to Synergo, the Italian private equity fund.

  • 2014

    Italy

    Raccortubi group

    Acquisition

    Petrol Raccord

    Raccortubi S.p.A, a producer of piping materials used mainly in the oil & gas industry, acquired 100% of the share capital of the Italian company PetrolRaccord.

  • 2014

    Poland/Germany

    Eckelmann Group

    MBO

    Cleanpipe Polska

    Eckelmann Group sold a 100% stake in Cleanpipe Polska, a sanitary services company, to its current management in exchange for cash. Eckelmann Group is a privately-held group of shipping-industry companies based in Hamburg, Germany. Eckelmann Group offers waterside transportation and freightage, mainly on the Upper and Lower Elbe and the German inland waterway network.

  • 2014

    Italy

    Automa

    Sale

    AMS

    Automa S.p.A sold its service division to AMS, a company that supplies technical service and spare parts for automated packaging and blow-molding machines.

  • 2014

    Italy

    Automa

    Sale

    Overengineering

    Automa S.p.A. sold its extrusion blow-moulding machine activity to OverEngineering.

  • 2014

    Italy

    Automa

    Sale

    SIPA

    Automa S.p.A. sold its injection-stretch blow-molding machine activity to SIPA.

  • 2014

    UK/Germany

    LES

    Sale

    Thyssenkrupp

    Lift & Engineering Services Limited, one of the leading independent lift service providers in the UK, was acquired by ThyssenKrupp.

  • 2014

    France/Netherlands

    Abeo

    Acquisition

    Janssen Fritsen

    Abeo, a French manufacturer of sports and leisure equipment, acquired Janssen Fritsen, a Dutch manufacturer of gymnastic equipment.

  • 2014

    Spain/US

    NJOY baby

    Sale

    Newell Rubbermaid

    Riverside sold the Spanish NJoy Baby S.L., a designer, developer, and marketer of strollers and related accessories, to Newell Rubbermaid, a global marketer of consumer and commercial products.

  • 2014

    Italy

    Vetriceramici

    Sale

    Ferro

    Star Capital SGR S.p.A, an Italian private equity firm, sold Vetriceramici S.p.A to Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials.

  • 2014

    Norway

    EcoOnline

    Sale

    Viking Venture

    EcoOnline AS, a Norwegian provider of documentatoin for chemical software, sold 65% stake to Viking Venture, one of the leading technology-focused venture funds.

  • 2014

    UK

    GAB Robins

    Sale

    Crawford

    Crawford & Company, the world´s largest independent provider of claims management solutions, acquired GAB Robins, a loss-adjusting and claims management business.

  • 2014

    France/India

    Webhelp

    Acquisition

    R Systems

    Webhelp, a major operator of contact centers in continental Europe and Africa, acquired RSystems Europe from RSystems International, an IT services company.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Rotterdam

    Acquisition

    Bouwinvest

    Bouwinvest, the property-focused asset manager, acquired the real-estate portfolio of Beurs WTC from Beurs Rotterdam N.V.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Value8

    Acquisition

    Kersten Revalidatietechniek B.V.

    Value 8 N.V., the listed Netherlands-based private equity firm, acquired a 60% stake in Kersten Revalidatietechniek B.V., a Dutch supplier of medical aids.

  • 2014

    UK

    nenplas

    Acquisition

    Delta Plastics

    Nenplas, a leading supplier of extruded and fabricated plastic profiles, acquired Delta Plastic Ltd., a firm specializing in the design and manufacture of thermoplastic extruded products.

  • 2014

    Denmark/Sweden

    Scanditoy

    Sale

    AMO Toys Scandinavia

    Scanditoy, a part of the BRIO Group owned by Proventus Invest AB and one of Scandinavia’s leading distributors of toys, was sold to Toys Scandinavia, a major developer and seller of toys in the Nordic market.

  • 2014

    Sweden/Denmark

    Mantacore

    Sale

    Keylane

    Mantacore, a provider of end-to-end enterprise solutions for the insurance sector in Sweden, was sold to Keylane, a software solution supplier to the insurance and pension sector.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    mentha capital

    Acquisition

    Fri-jado logo

    Mentha Capital, a private equity firm, acquired a majority stake in Fri-Jado, a designer and manufacturer of equipment for preparing, storing, and presenting hot and cold food products.

  • 2014

    Finland/UK

    PAROC

    Sale

    CVC Capital Partners

    Paroc Group Oy AB, a Finnish insulation producer, was sold to CVC Capital Partners Limited, a UK-based private equity firm.

  • 2014

    Denmark/Sweden

    Intrum Justitia

    Acquisition

    Advis

    Intrum Justitia AB, Europe’s leading debt collector, acquired Advis, the market leader in debt collection for the Danish telecom sector.

  • 2014

    Spain

    Never Empty

    Private Placement

    People Sports Tickets, S.L., owner of the Spanish online ticketing-solutions platform “Never Empty”, raised capital from a private investor.

  • 2014

    Germany

    Stadtische Werke

    Joint venture

    EAM

    Städtische Werke AG acquired a 49.99% stake in the EAM Energie GmbH as part of a joint venture (distribution of electricity and gas). The sales area includes a potential customer base of approximately 800,000 in the private and commercial sector.

  • 2014

    France

    Encore

    Sale

    Fimalac

    Encore Productions, one of France’s leading independent companies specializing in live entertainment, raised new capital from Fimalac.

  • 2014

    Sweden/Norway

    Frosunda

    Sale

    Humana

    Frösunda, a leading Swedish private care provider, sold Tua and Tilitaks Gruppen, providers of youth care in Norway, to Humana.

    .

  • 2014

    Norway/Sweden

    Dolphin

    Sale

    Loxy Soft

    Dolphin Software, a provider of systems to contact centers, was acquired by Loxysoft Group, a Swedish IT company.

     

  • 2014

    France

    Mediaflex

    Sale

    Chemence

    Mediaflex Cliches, active in the flexography industry, sold its activities to Chemence, a specialty chemical company.

  • 2014

    Italy

    panini

    Debt Restructuring

    Ubi Banca

    Panini Spa, the world leader in payment technologies, completed a debt restructuring deal with a pool of banks including Monte dei Paschi di Siena, UBI Banca, and Banca Popolare de Vicenza.

  • 2014

    Sweden

    Nordgren family

    Acquisition

    Nefab

    The Nordgren-Pihl family, the original founders of Nefab Packaging AB, acquired a majority shareholding in Nefab, a packaging solutions firm.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Gilde Equity Management

    Acquisition

    Famed

    Gilde Equity Management Benelux, a private equity firm, acquired Fa-med, a provider of receivables management services mainly for medical care providers.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    DeOpvoedpoli

    Sale

    Horizon

    Opvoedpoli B.V., a company that provides child care services, sold a 51% stake to Horizon Jeugdzorge en Onderwijs, a health and child care services provider.

  • 2014

    Denmark

    Egebjerg

    Sale

    ACO Funki

    Egebjerg International, a manufacturer of animal housing, was sold to ACO Funki, a Danish agricultural-equipment company.

  • 2014

    Australia/US

    Pool Systems

    Acquisition

    Pool Corp

    Pool Corp acquired a majority stake in Pool Systems, a distributor of swimming pool and spa equiptment, accessories, and leisure products. Simultaneously, Pool Systems acquired Niagara Pool Supplies, a similar distributor in NSW to achieve market dominance over the east coast of Australia.

  • 2014

    Denmark/Netherlands

    Kamstrup

    Sale

    QAT Group

    Kamstrup, a leading provider of energy and water metering solutions, sold its Dutch gas division to QAT Investments, an investment company that invests in medium-sized companies in the B2B market.

  • 2014

    Netherlands/US

    Nedsense

    Sale

    Constellation

    NedSense sold NedGraphics, a software solutions provider, to Constellation Software Inc.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    NSPYRE

    Acquisition

    Irmato

    Nspyre, a portfolio company that provides technical and industrial automation services, acquired the engineering services and information services activities of Irmato.

  • 2014

    Finland

    Suominen

    MBO

    Lonsdale Capital

    Suominen Corporation divested its flexible packaging division to Lonsdale Capital Partners along with new and existing management.

  • 2014

    UK

    TT Electronics

    Acquisition

    Roxspur

    TT Electronics, the UK’s leading manufacturer in the transportation, industrial, aerospace, defense, and medical markets, acquired Roxspur, the UK’s largest instrumentation manufacturer.

  • 2014

    UK

    Intrinsic Equity

    Acquisition

    Homebuy

    Intrinsic Equity worked alongside Seneca Partners to raise senior debt and asset based lending to acquire Homebuy and provide working capital facilities.

  • 2014

    France

    Sopragglo

    Acquisition

    CAM

    Sopragglo, a French manufacturer of concrete products,  acquired CAM.

  • 2014

    France

    viveris management

    MBO

    DPIA

    Management, with support form Viveris Management and BPI France, acquired DPIA. DPIA manufactures, refurbishes, and distributes OEM parts, such as leaf springs and u-bolts, for industrial vehicles from its four locations in France.

  • 2014

    France/Switzerland

    GoShop

    Acquisition

    MNC

    Go Shop, a pioneering digital agency dedicated to mobile shopping, acquired Mobile News Channel, owned by Alcatel-Lucent.

  • 2014

    France

    Azulis Capital

    Acquisition

    Father&sons

    Azulis Capital acquired a majority stake in Father & Sons, a ready-to-wear brand for men.

  • 2014

    Israel/Italy

    Drorys

    MBO

    Private investors in Israel sold 100% of their shares in Drorys Group, one of the leading manufacturers of self-adhesive labels for the food & beverage industry, to the company’s managers.

  • 2014

    South Africa/Italy

    Bidvest

    Acquisition

    Gruppo DAC

    Bidvest Group, a South African food service giant, acquired a majority stake of DAC Group S.p.A.

  • 2014

    UK

    PreformedWindings

    Sale

    Clyde Blowers Capital

    Deritend Industries, a leading UK provider of engineering asset management, maintenance, and repair solutions, sold its subsidiary Preformed Windings Ltd, a manufacturer of high-voltage coils for electric motors and generators, to Clyde Blowers Capital.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    AbnAmroParticipaties

    Acquisition

    Duomed instruments

    ABN AMRO Participaties acquired DuoMed NV, a supplier of surgical instruments.

  • 2014

    UK

    MacroArt

    MBO

    An MBO was completed for Macro Art, one of the UK’s leading wide-format digital printers focusing on the retail, event, and exhibition markets.

  • 2014

    Italy/Germany

    IMR

    Acquisition

    German FPK

    IMR, a manufacturer of exterior parts for the automotive industry acquired FPK, a company active in the design and manufacture of  lightweight structures and aerodynamic components.

     

  • 2014

    Norway

    Phonero

    Acquisition

    Ventelo

    Mobile service provider Phonero acquired its larger competitor Ventelo, one of Norway’s leading providers of complete fixed and mobile telephony services to the private and public sector.

  • 2014

    Denmark

    Vaskeriet Neptun

    Sale

    Private investors

    Vaskeriet Neptun, one of the leading washroom services companies in Denmark, was sold to private investors after filing for bankruptcy.

  • 2014

    Denmark/Sweden

    TIA Technology

    Sale

    EQT Partners

    TIA Technology, the leading supplier of standard software systems for the insurance industry in Europe, was sold to EQT Partners.

  • 2014

    Netherlands/UK

    H2EquilityPartners

    Acquisition

    Ballast Phoenix

    H2 Equity Partners acquired Ballast Phoenix Limited, the UK´s leading incinerator bottom ash recycling group.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    AP Support

    MBO

    A&P Support

    AP Support, the outsourcing division of Akkermands & Partners, was acquired by the management of AP Support in an MBO transaction.

  • 2014

    Finland

    governia

    Sale

    Easykm

    Governia sold Easy Km, Finland´s largest comercial vehicle leasing company, to ALD Automotive Finland.

  • 2014

    France

    Weezevent

    Sale

    vente privee

    Weezevent, a French provider of online registration and ticketing services, was sold to Vente-Privee, the leading event sales site.

  • 2014

    Poland

    Hawe Telekom

    Merger

    Mediatel Group

    Hawe Telekom Ltd., a major company in the Hawe Group that renders carrier services with its countrywide fiber optic network, merged with Mediatel, a listed company that offers wholesale voice, data center, and co-location services.

  • 2014

    France

    Impack

    Acquisition

    OTICR

    Impack, an investment group, acquired OTICR, a printed-packaging company.

  • 2014

    UK

    Oval

    Sale

    Arthur Gallagher

    Oval Financial Services, a large financial advisory group, was sold to Arthur J. Gallagher.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    LeanApps

    Sale

    keylane

    LeanApps, a supplier of SaaS software for life and pension insurers, was sold to Keylane, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity Investments.

  • 2014

    Italy

    DEI

    Sale

    Elfi

    DEI Srl, a wholesale distributor of electric materials for civil and industrial use, sold 100% of its shares to ELFI spa.

  • 2014

    Norway

    Vigor Kristiansund

    Sale

    Sub Sea Services

    Vigor Kristiansund, a Norwegian manufacturer of components for the subsea sector, was sold to Sub Sea Services which designs and manufactures niche products for the subsea drilling industry worldwide.

  • 2014

    Norway

    CRM Insight

    Sale

    Okonomibistand

    CRM Insight, a leading Norwegian consulting company in CRM solutions, was acquired by Økonomibistand Group, a fast-growing Visma ERP software partner focusing on accounting, logistics systems, CRM and payroll and major player in financial and accounting services across Norway and Sweden.

     

  • 2014

    Norway/Sweden

    Otera Elektro

    Sale

    Bravida

    Otera Elektro was sold by Otera Group to Bravida, Scandinavia’s leading supplier of technical installation and service solutions.  It is one of the largest pure play electrical installation and service companies in the Norwegian market.

  • 2014

    Denmark/US

    Corena

    Sale

    Flatiron

    Corena, a provider of product support solutions to help companies manage their critical information in the defense, aerospace, marine, rail, energy, and ariline industries, was sold to Flatirons Solutions, the US-based provider of software and consulting services to the aviation industry.

  • 2014

    Denmark/UK

    FortConsult

    Sale

    NCC Group

    FortConsult, one of the leading Nordic security testing service providers based in Denmark, was sold to NCC Group, a UK-listed company.

  • 2014

    Australia

    East Coast Traffic Control

    Sale

    TeamInvest

    East Coast Traffic Control, a provider of traffic control services, labor hire, and equipment to civil construction companies and government departments, was acquired by TeamInvest Private, the private equity arm of TeamInvest, an investment firm whose members own or control approximately AUD 1 billion in invested funds.

  • 2014

    Finland/Norway

    Elisa

    Sale

    Atea

    Elisa sold BCC Finland, an IT hardware and services company, to Atea, a leading IT infrastructure company.

  • 2014

    Sweden

    Litorina & Pelly

    Sale

    Fouriertransform

    Litorina, a Swedish private equity firm, sold Pelly, a leading provider of flexible storage solutions, to Fouriertransform, a state-funded venture capital company.

  • 2014

    Finland

    Sanoma

    Sale

    Talentum

    Sanoma, a media and education company, sold its B2B business unit Sanoma Pro to Talentum, a Helsinki-listed media company.

  • 2014

    France

    EDOM

    Sale

    Maser

    Clairfield International France advised the shareholders of EDOM, a turnkey contractor specialized in maintenance services for hydroelectric sites on the sale of their shares to Maser Engineering.

  • 2014

    Denmark

    Vikargruppen Danmark

    Sale

    Team Vikaren

    Vikargruppen Danmark, one of the top 10 Danish providers of temporary staffing services, was sold to TeamVikaren.dk, a Danish temporary staffing company, after filing for bankruptcy.

  • 2014

    Germany

    MVZ Medizinisches

    Sale

    Via Medis B Braun

    MVZ Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum Saarbrücken GmbH, the largest provider of dialysis treatment services in the federal state of Saarland, Germany, was sold to Via Medis Nierenzentren GmbH, a subsidiary of B. Braun Group.

  • 2014

    Brazil/Chile

    CTIS

    Sale

    Sonda
    CTIS, a full-service IT company specializing in IT services, software, contact centers, and help desks in Brazil,  was acquired by the listed Chile-based company, Sonda, one of the largest IT providers in Latin America.
  • 2014

    Australia/Malaysia

    TFP Engineering

    Sale

    Haynes Group

    TFP Engineering, a specialist in maintenance of mining equipment, was sold to Haynes Group, a division of Sime Darby Berhad.

  • 2014

    France

    Cimail

    Sale

    Numen

    Cimail Solutions, a French software publisher of both electronic-content management and customer-relationship management solutions, was sold to Numen, a group specializing in processing sensitive data and documents and providing outsourcing services.

  • 2014

    France/Czech Republic

    Norwind

    Sale

    gumotex

    Norwind completed the divestiture of 100% of its subsidiary Ronson Plastics s.r.o, to Gumotex, a manufacturer of rubber-coating technology and polyurethane-based foam products for the automotive industry.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Happybee

    Sale

    Fifth floor

    HappyBee.nl, a Dutch online shop specializing in children´s fashion, was acquired by Fifth Floor Fashion Group, a shared e-commerce, fulfillment and logistics platform.

  • 2014

    Finland/Estonia

    Alma Media

    Sale

    Alma Media sold Baltic News Service, the leading news agency and media monitoring company in the Baltic countries, to Koha Captial, a VC firm.

  • 2014

    Israel

    mobixel logo

    Sale

    Flash networks logo

    Mobixell, a mobile data management, network optimization, and rich media delivery solutions company, was sold to Flash Networks.

  • 2014

    US/Israel

    LCC logo

    Acquisition

    leadcom logo

    LightBridge Communications Corporation, a provider of wireless engineering services, acquired Leadcom Integrated Solutions.

  • 2014

    France/Germany

    ADB

    Acquisition

    Lucebit & Erni

    ADB Airfield Solutions, the world leader in airfield lighting for international and regional airports, military bases, and heliports, acquired Lucebit Group and Erni.

  • 2014

    Italy

    Lediberg

    Sale

    Lediberg, a leader in the paper and printing industry, was acquired by a pool of investors in a debt-restructuring procedure.

  • 2014

    UK

    R3

    Sale

    Police Mutual

    R3: Financial Services Group Forces Financial, a niche-focused personal lines financial services group, was sold to Police Mutual.

  • 2014

    UK

    Sontay

    Sale

    Sontay, a UK market leader for the manufacture and supply of building measurement and control peripherals, completed a share buyback structure.

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Allshare

    Acquisition

    Bitlibre

    Allshare acquired Bitlibre, a provider of mobile and web applications services.

  • 2014

    France/Netherlands

    Webhelp

    Acquisition

    SNT

    Webhelp, a major operator of contact centers in continental Europe and Africa, acquired SNT, one of the Netherland’s leading customer experience management companies.

  • 2014

    Italy/Germany

    IMR

    Acquisition

    Sommer

    IMR Automotive S.p.A, a manufacturer of exterior parts for the automotive and truck industry, acquired Sommer Indusrielackierung GmbH.

  • 2014

    Sweden

    Bisnode AB

    Sale

    Lundalogik

    Bisnode, a leading European provider of decision support for business, credit and market information, was sold to Lundalogik, a software company.

  • 2014

    France

    Enovacom

    Fairness Opinion

    viveris management

    Viveras was issued a fairness opinion as a part of Enovacom’s equity reorganization. Enovacom is a French IT Company specialized in the development of interoperability and security software for the health sector.

  • 2014

    France

    Korus

    Sale

    Super Build

    Korus, an interior design and construction services firm, was acquired by Super Build, a general contractor based in Paris with expertise in interior design for commercial and industrial buildings.

  • 2014

    Italy/Switzerland

    Thales

    Sale

    Amaris

    Thales Italia, fully controlled by the listed French group Thales, sold its SAP business unit to the Swiss group Amaris.

  • 2014

    Poland

    AQUA

    Fairness Opinion

    Clairfield rendered a fairness opinion on parity of shares in a merger for AQUA, the leading designer of civil engineering projects specializing in wastewater treatment and water pipelines.

  • 2014

    UK

    Intercept

    Sale

    Alternative

    Intercept, a leading UK cloud-based provider of financial services and insurance, was sold to Alternative.

  • 2014

    Poland/Netherlands

    Neuca

    Acquisition

    ACP Pharma

    Neuca, a Polish drug retailer, acquired ACP Pharma, a Polish pharmacy chain, from Mediq, a Dutch healthcare company.

  • 2014

    Italy/Sweden

    OSTP

    Sale

    Johansson

    OSTP sold its threaded fittings business (THF) to a Swedish family group. OSTP is a joint venture between Tubinoxia and Outokumpu Group that manufactures welded stainless steel tubular products. The THF unit is comprised of the Nords operations located in Sweden; Ratas AS, located in Estonia; and SH Trade Oy, located in Finland.

  • 2013

    Italy/Poland

    Ferrarini

    Sale

    ABP

    Ferrarini sold its Polish operations in Klosowice to ABP, the biggest beef processor in Ireland.

  • 2013

    UK

    Palmer Hargreaves

    Capital Raising

    BGF

    Palmer Hargreaves, a full-service integrated marketing communications agency, raised expansion funding from BGF, an independent company with up to GBP 2.5 billion with which to make long-term equity investments.

  • 2013

    Netherlands/US

    Tuvalu media

    Acquisition

    Sony pictures

    The management at Tuvalu Media, a Dutch television show producer, bought out major shareholder Sony Pictures with the financial support of private equity Karmijn Kapitaal.

  • 2013

    Brazil/US

    petcenter marginal

    Sale

    Warburg pincus

    PetCenter Marginal, one of the market leaders in the pet industry in Brazil, sold a majority stake to the private equity fund Warburg Pincus.

  • 2013

    Norway

    Stange

    Sale

    Reitangruppen

    Stanges Gardsprodukter, a Norwegian chicken producer, was sold to Reitangruppen.

  • 2013

    France/Finland

    Edenred

    Acquisition

    Nets

    The French company Edenred SA acquired the prepaid voucher and card business of Nets Oy, a leading Finnish operator in prepaid employee benefits.

  • 2013

    Netherlands

    Active Capital Company

    MBO

    FTNON

    The management of Food Technology Noord-Oost Nederland B.V., a company that develops and manufactures food processing equipment, acquired the company in an MBO backed by Active Capital Company.

  • 2013

    Spain/France

    LavanderíasDiana

    Sale

    Elis

    Lavenderias Diana, the largest independent provider of industrial laundry services, was sold to the French business services group Elis SA, a French business services group.

  • 2013

    Netherlands

    Buurt&co

    Sale

    H&H

    Buurt & Co, a private Dutch marketing business, was sold by its founders to H&H B.V., the management holding of two private individuals.

  • 2013

    Netherlands

    Vitaal

    Sale

    Medux

    Careyn, a Dutch provider of medical services, sold its subsidiary Vitaal to Medux. Vitaal provides consumers and professionals with medical aids and advice through its 11 medical aid stores and online shop.

  • 2013

    Germany/Sweden

    Synatec

    Sale

    Atlas Copco

    Synatec GmbH, a data collection and analysis provider serving mainly the auto industry, was acquired by the Swedish Atlas Copco Group.

  • 2013

    Brazil/Italy

    Romi

    Sale

    Sandretto

    Romi Italia, a subsidiary of the Brazilian Industrias Romi, sold Sandretto, a historical Italian brand of injection-plastic-moulding machines, to a pool of Italian entrepreneurs.

  • 2013

    Netherlands

    Simal Beheer

    Acquisition

    Simac

    Simal Beheer B.V., an ICT infrastructure company, acquired a minority stake in Simac Techniek N.V., a company engaged in system integration, development of information, and computer technology infrastructures.

  • 2013

    Italy

    Assoutility

    Sale

    Ambrosiana

    Consorzio Assoutility sold 100% of its shares in Axopower, a wholesaler of electricity and natural gas, to Ambrosiana Energia, a company owned by Ambrogest and the three managers of Axopower.

  • 2013

    Taiwan/Germany

    FFG

    Acquisition

    MAG

    The Fair Friend Group acquired the industrial equipment division of The MAG Group.

  • 2013

    Norway/UK

    SmartMotor

    Sale

    RollsRoyce

    SmartMotor, a Norwegian technology company that produces high-torque electrical machines using permanent magnetic technology, was sold to Rolls-Royce Marine.

  • 2013

    Germany/US

    Michelman

    Acquisition

    Ecronova

    Michelman, a global developer and producer of water-based coatings, surface modifiers, emulsion dispersions and powders, acquired Ecronova Polymer, a company that develops, produces, and commercializes water-based polymers.

  • 2013

    Germany

    Offenbach

    Sale

    SanaKliniken
    The City Council of Offenbach divested 90% of Klinikum Offenbach GmbH, one of the largest hospitals in Hessen with more than 2,200 employees and 2012 revenues of approximately EUR 170 million, to Sana Kliniken AG.
  • 2013

    UK

    Private investor group

    Acquisition

    Abacus

    A private investor group acquired Abacus, a provider of columns, masts and lighting systems, out of administration.

  • 2013

    Sweden/Finland

    Teracom

    Sale

    DNA

    Teracom Group, a Nordic media operator owned by the Swedish government, sold the leading Finnish pay-TV operator PlusTV to DNA, a Finnish telecommunications operator.

  • 2013

    Finland

    Vetrea

    Sale

    Osuuskunta

    Terveysrahasto (Health Fund” in Finnish) and private equity fund manager Korona Invest sold Vetrea Terveys Oy to Osuuskunta KPY. Vetrea provides  housing, rehabilitation, and medical and private hospital services.

  • 2013

    Marsilli

    FondoItaliano

    Marsilli, a winding machine producer based in Castelleone, sold a minority stake to Fondo Italiano di Investimento.

     

  • 2013

    UK

    Halma

    Acquisition

    Talentum Flame

    Halma plc, a FTSE 250 company that produces safety and environmental sensors, acquired Talentum Developments, a manufacturer of flame detectors for the fire protection industry.

  • 2013

    UK

    CCSG

    Sale

    Sigma

    CCSG, one of the UK’s leading debt collection agencies, was sold to the Sigma Financial Group, a contingency collections and portfolio purchase business.

  • 2013

    Australia

    Mackay Sugar

    Wholesale note issue

    FIIG

    Mackay Sugar, Australia’s second largest sugar milling company, issued AUD 50 million of unsecured notes through FIIG.

  • 2013

    Australia

    Quad

    Sale

    CountryNet

    Quad, a developer of cloud-based education administration applications for independent schools throughout Australia,  was acquired by WebISIS, an investment entity related to the CountryNet IT Solutions business that provides software to support school data collection.

  • 2013

    France

    Duprat Group

    MBO

    Orium

    The founding shareholders of Duprat Group, a French provider of outdoor sport and leisure activities, sold their shares to Orium, a French private-equity firm, in a leveraged MBO transaction. The founder retains a minority stake in the Group.

  • 2012

    Netherlands

    Greenwheels

    Sale

    Pon Holdings

    The founders of Greenwheels, one of Europe’s largest car-sharing companies, sold a substantial interest in Greenwheels to the international trading and service company Pon Holdings.

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