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Ruud van Hoek, Clairfield Netherlands

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  • 2017

    UK

    Sale

    Trinity School Rochester Ltd (Trinity), a specialist education provider for children and young people with anxiety, communication difficulties and high-functioning autism syndrome, was sold to Cavendish Education and Training Limited.

  • 2017

    Germany

    Acquisition

    GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik GmbH acquired Institut Pieldner, a testing and analytics company based in Stuttgart.

  • 2017

    Norway/US

    Sale

    Feelgood Scene Film was sold by Sony Music Norway and other minority owners to Monday Media. Feelgood is the leading comedy production company in Norway featuring established successes in scripted comedy and studio comedy programs.

     

  • 2017

    Norway/Sweden

    Sale

    Hepro Group, a healthcare technology company, was sold to AddLife. The Hepro Group develops, designs and markets assistive technology for home care and welfare.

  • 2017

    UK

    Sale

    CPM Group, a market leader in pre-cast concrete products, was sold to Marshalls plc, a UK-listed construction and building products supplier.

  • 2017

    France

    Sale

    NGI, a French developer, distributor and integrator of one-stop-shop solutions for radiology groups and imaging centers, backed by private equity funds including Isatis Capital, Amundi Private Equity Funds and CM-CIC Capital Privé, and its management team, was sold to MNH Group.

  • 2017

    Japan/Belgium/Spain

    Acquisition

    Ajinomoto Co, a global manufacturer of seasonings, processed foods, beverages, amino acids, pharmaceuticals, and specialty chemicals, through its Belgian subsidiary Ajinomoto OmniChem N.V., acquired a majority stake in Agro2Agri S.L. , a Spanish agrochemical consortium specialized in the production of bio stimulants.

  • 2017

    Australia/China

    Sale

    BJP Laboratories, a leading Australian contract manufacturer of listed medicines, sold 80% of its shares to DZG Investments, the Australian subsidiary of the Goubuli Group, a Chinese food and beverage company.

  • 2017

    France/Italy

    Sale

    Bodet Group  sold 100% of its subsidiary Osys, a manufacturer of production-monitoring tools, to the Italian company Sedapta, a software publisher and integrator of smart manufacturing solutions.

  • 2017

    France

    Sale

    ADB Safegate, a leader in global airport performance solutions, was sold by PAI Partners to The Carlyle Group, alongside managers. Clairfield International acted as financial advisor to ADB Safegate’s management team.

  • 2017

    Germany

    Sale

    The private owners of Spitznas, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of pneumatic and hydraulic power tools and spare parts for pumps and motors, divested the company to an investment vehicle managed by ARCUS Capital AG.

  • 2017

    Germany

    Sale

    The private owners of Transtools, a wholesaler of hand-operated tools, divested the company to an investment vehicle managed by ARCUS Capital AG. Clairfield International Germany acted as exclusive financial advisor to the owners.

  • 2017

    UK

    Sale

    Stuart Turner, the leading water pump and pressure solutions business, was sold to the private equity investor Lloyds Development Capital.

  • 2017

    Denmark/Sweden

    Sale

    Friluftsland A/S and the activities of Friluftsland Sverige AB were sold to Frilufts Retail Europe AB owned by the listed company Fenix Outdoor, which owns Fjällräven, Primus, Hanwag as well as outdoor retails chains in Sweden, Finland, and Germany.

  • 2017

    Netherlands

    Acquisition

    Intersaction Ventures, a private equity firm based in the Netherlands, acquired 5W Storage Services, an IT service provider.

  • 2017

    UK/Italy

    Sale

    DS Data systems (UK) Ltd. sold a majority stake to Zucchetti spa, the leading Italian software group. DS Data Systems operates between the UK and Italy and is the developer and owner of KonaKart, a highly successful Java-based B2C and B2B e-commerce software product.

  • 2017

    South Africa/Germany

    Acquisition

    Bid Corporation of South Africa acquired a majority shareholding in Pier 7 Foods, based in Gröbenzell, Germany, securing entry into the lucrative German food service market.

  • 2017

    France

    Sale

    Groupe Nadia sold one of its subsidiaries, Prodont Holliger, one of the top three European manufacturers of dental instruments, mirrors, abrasives, waxes and models,  to Acteon, a world leader in dental equipment and imaging. Acteon is backed by Bridegepoint Capital.

     

  • 2017

    Spain

    Acquisition

    Thytronic, a family-owned and managed manufacturer of protection, continuity and safety solutions, acquired a majority stake in iGrid.

     

     

  • 2017

    Australia

    Sale

    Charm Health, Australia’s leading supplier of specialist oncology e-health systems,  was sold to The Citadel Group Limited, an ASX-listed technology company with around $260m market capitalization.

  • 2017

    UK/US

    Sale

    United Moulders Ltd, a manufacturer of life jacket inflator devices, was sold to Drew Marine Inc, a global leader in providing technical solutions and services to the marine industry.

  • 2017

    UK

    Sale

    Plascoat Systems, a leading thermoplastic powder coating manufacturer, was sold by International Process Technologies to Axalta Coating Systems, an international performance and transportation coatings manufacturer.

  • 2017

    Netherlands

    Acquisition

    Stichting Fundis, the foundation behind Fundis Holding B.V., the parent company of several healthcare-related businesses, completed a managerial takeover of Stichting Centrum voor Reuma en Revalidatie Rotterdam (RRR), a geriatric care and medical rehabilitation center.

  • 2017

    Germany

    Merger

    The financial advisory firm FAS AG and tax consulting firm WTS agreed on a merger wherein WTS will become the majority shareholder of FAS AG. FAS AG is an innovative provider of services in the areas of accounting, process consulting, corporate treasury, interim management, financial service advisory, and leasing.

  • 2017

    Netherlands

    Sale

    The management of Ti Sento – Milano, a distributor of contemporary jewellery that sells its products in over 20 countries, along with Wijkermeer Investments, a Dutch family fund, acquired the Ti Sento – Milano brand from IBB Amsterdam, a distributor of jewellery, watches and accessories.

     

  • 2017

    Germany/US

    Sale

    Dormakaba Group, a provider of secure access systems for buildings and interiors, divested the activities of Dorma Beschlagtechnik, a manufacturer of premium door fittings, to Flacks Group, a private investment group based in Miami.

  • 2017

    France

    Sale

    3Prime, a digital marketing agency focused on the healthcare sector, was sold to Aplus Finance and BPI France in a leveraged buyout transaction.

  • 2017

    Denmark/Norway

    Sale

    TCA Lift A/S, a Denmark-based company that designs and markets spider lifts, and compact and flexible aerial work platforms used both indoors and outdoors, sold a 65% stake to Generationsskifte Invest A/S, a Danish private-equity firm.

  • 2017

    Poland/Sweden/Germany

    Sale

    The IOW Group of companies, a leading distributor and service provider of mobile drivetrain systems, hydraulics, cooling systems, and filter technologies in Central and Eastern Europe, sold a majority stake to Axel Johnson International, a privately owned Swedish industrial group of more than 90 companies.

  • 2017

    Norway/Finland

    Acquisition

    Insula AS acquired the seafood division of Apetit Plc, the Helsinki-listed Finnish food company. The acquired business is a major manufacturer of salmon and rainbow trout fish products in Finland and a high-quality fish and shellfish product producer in Norway and Sweden.

  • 2017

    Hungary

    Sale

    Jobinfo Kft is the leading Hungarian job aggregator service with over 300,000 members and over 24,000 jobs listed. TIts clients include the large job sites active in Hungary as well as over 500 direct advertisers.

  • 2017

    Italy

    Sale

    Veronagest sold a wind portfolio, comprising seven energy plants operating in Sicily and Calabria with aggregate installed capacity of 282 MW, to F2i’s Secondo Fondo, an Italian asset management company.

  • 2017

    Netherlands

    Acquisition

    Auxilium Capital, a Dutch private equity firm, and co-investors Luc Brandts and Robert Pijselman, founders of BWise, acquired Software Improvement Group (SIG), a spin-off of CWI.

  • 2017

    Denmark/UK/US

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2017

    Italy

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Private placement

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Recapitalization

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Netherlands

    Acquisition

    Intersaction Ventures, a private equity firm based in the Netherlands, acquired PQR, an IT infrastructure specialist, and 2ML, an IT managed services company.

  • 2017

    Brazil

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Merger

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2017

    Germany/France

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2017

    Netherlands

    Acquisition

    Intersaction Ventures, a private equity firm based in the Netherlands, acquired Foeth, a trading company specialized in second-hand machinery and process equipment.

  • 2016

    Finland

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2016

    Denmark/Germany

    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

    Merger

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Financing

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2016

    Germany

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2016

    Austria/Switzerland

    Sale

    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

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Capital Raising

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2016

    Norway

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Capital Raising

    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

    Capital Raising

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Merger

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2016

    Australia

    Sale

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

  • 2016

    Finland/Sweden

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2016

    Australia/Japan

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2015

    Norway

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    Denmark/US

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    Denmark

    Acquisition

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

  • 2015

    UK

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2015

    France

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Capital raising

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    France/US

    Sale

    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

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    Finland/US

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    Finland

    Acquisition

    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

    Merger

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    UK

    MBO

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    Denmark

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2015

    France

    Capital Raising

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

  • 2015

    Finland/Poland

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    Denmark

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    Norway/Netherlands

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Capital Raising

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    Finland

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    Austria

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    UK

    Sale

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

  • 2015

    Finland/Norway

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Italy/US

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    MBO

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Italy

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    UK/Germany

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    France/Netherlands

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Spain/US

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Denmark/Sweden

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Spain

    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

    Joint venture

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Sweden/Norway

    Sale

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

    .

  • 2014

    Norway/Sweden

    Sale

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

     

  • 2014

    France

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Italy

    Debt Restructuring

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Australia/US

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Finland

    MBO

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

  • 2014

    UK

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    France

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    France

    MBO

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    France

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Israel/Italy

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    UK

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    UK

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Denmark/Sweden

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Netherlands/UK

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    MBO

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

  • 2014

    Finland

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    France

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Poland

    Merger

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    UK

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Norway

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Australia

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Sweden

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    France

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    France

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    US/Israel

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    France/Germany

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    UK

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    UK

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Netherlands

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    France/Netherlands

    Acquisition

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Sweden

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    France

    Fairness Opinion

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Poland

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2014

    Poland/Netherlands

    Acquisition

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

  • 2014

    Italy/Sweden

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2013

    UK

    Capital Raising

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2013

    France/Finland

    Acquisition

    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

    MBO

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

  • 2013

    Brazil/Italy

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2013

    Norway/UK

    Sale

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

  • 2013

    Germany/US

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Acquisition

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

  • 2013

    Sweden/Finland

    Sale

    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

    Sale

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

     

  • 2013

    UK

    Acquisition

    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

    Sale

    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

    Wholesale note issue

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

  • 2013

    Australia

    Sale

    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

    MBO

    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

    Sale

    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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