Ardian expands team with new addition

Private equity firm Ardian said Wednesday that it has hired Tobias Gewolker as a director in its infrastructure team. Gewolker will be based in the firm’s Paris office. Previously, Gewolker worked at DC Advisory and before that, Barclays Capital.

Peter J. Solomon Company promotes two to MDs

Investment banking firm Peter J. Solomon Company has promoted Jeffrey Jacobs and Mark Boidman to managing directors in the firm’s mergers & acquisitions group. Prior to joining PJSC, Jacobs worked at Compass Advisors while Boidman worked at Barclays Capital.


Silver Lake-backed Mercury Payment Systems files for IPO

Mercury Payment Systems, a portfolio company of Silver Lake, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be offered as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley & Co. are serving as lead underwriters. Based in Durango, Colorado, Mercury Payment Systems is a provider of payments solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and Canada.


PE-backed Paycom Software files for IPO

Paycom Software, which is backed by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares to be offered as well as the pricing terms have yet to be set. The stock will list on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “PAYC.” Barclays Capital and J.P. Morgan Securities are the lead underwriters. Based in Oklahoma City, Paycom is a provider of HR services to businesses nationwide.


Phibro Animal Health files for IPO

Phibro Animal Health has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be offered and its pricing terms have not yet been set. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “PAHC.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley & Co. and Barclays Capital are the lead underwriters. Based in Teaneck, NJ Phibro is a maker of animal health and mineral nutrition products. Its backers include 3i Group.

Rare Element Appoints Lowell A. Shonk to Board

Rare Element Resources has appointed Lowell A. Shonk, a financial professional with more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry, to its board of directors. He will also serve as the board’s audit committee chair. Shonk is the vice chairman of Cupric Canyon Capital, a private equity company in partnership with Barclays Capital focused on investing in early stage copper projects worldwide.

Carlyle adds 18 new underwriters to IPO

Private equity firm Carlyle Group filed with US regulators to add 18 underwriters to the list of managers of its proposed initial public offering, writes Reuters. The company added Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, BoFA Merrill Lynch, UBS and 12 others to its underwriters for the IPO. Reuters – Private equity firm […]

Lionsgate Acquires Summit

Global entertainment company Lionsgate is acquiring theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio Summit Entertainment for $412.5 million. JP Morgan, Barclays Capital, and Jefferies served as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners on financing the acquisition for Lionsgate. PRESS RELEASE Lionsgate LGF (“the Company”) and Summit Entertainment today announced that Lionsgate has completed […]

Lenders to Take Over Endemol

Lenders to Endemol look set to take over the Dutch TV show producer in a debt-for-equity swap, rejecting Time Warner‘s new 1 billion euro ($1.3 billion) bid, writes Reuters. Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset, Goldman Sach’s Capital Partners and Cyrte Investments agreed to buy Endemol in 2007 for 2.6 billion euros. Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, […]

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