Investment banks Lazard and Messier Maris have been mandated to sell Maisons du Monde, a furniture store chain owned by private equity firms Apax and LBO France, writes Reuters. Lazard and Messier Maris, the boutique bank controlled by former Vivendi chief executive Jean-Marie Messier, were chosen last week to run the process, writes Reuters.
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A consortium formed by a subsidiary of funds advised by Apax Partners and Stephan Cretier, founder, chairman and CEO of Garda World Security Corporation, a global security solutions and cash logistics business, is to acquire the company. The business is being sold for C$1.1 billion in cash, including assumed debt. PRESS RELEASE Garda World Security [...]
Two private equity consortia plan to bid for Direct Line, the insurer owned by Royal Bank of Scotland, writes Reuters. Interested parties include Blackstone Group and Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Apax and BC Partners. (Reuters) – Two private equity consortia plan to bid for Direct Line, the insurer owned by Royal Bank of [...]
As one of the first public pension funds to commit to private equity, Oregon continues singing the praises of the asset class.
European private equity performance showed positive returns across all investment categories for the twenty year investment horizon for the period ending December 31, 2011, according to Thomson Reuters European Private Equity Performance Index (PEPI).