The Flexitallic Group, a maker of sealing products and other products, including gaskets, for the energy industry that is headquartered in Paris, is being acquired by Bridgepoint, a pan-European private equity investor focused on middle market opportunities. The €450 million transaction, which is subject to competition clearance, is anticipated to close this July.
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Private equity firm Waterland has attracted a number of potential buyers for Dutch trust and corporate management business Intertrust Group, writes Reuters. Blackstone, Carlyle and Cinven are buyout houses looking at the deal and could submit bids. Bridgepoint, CVC and 3i have also considered the deal, according to Reuters‘ sources. Reuters – Private equity firm [...]
Bridgepoint has acquired Compagnie du Ponant, a French luxury cruise line renowned for its specialist polar cruises, from CMA CGM via its parent company Mérit. Terms of the transaction are undisclosed. Founded in 1988 and with over 580 employees, Compagnie du Ponant operates three luxury ships (typically with between 32 and 132 cabins) and in [...]
Lion Capital is to acquire European optical retailer Alain Afflelou from funds managed by Bridgepoint and Apax Partners France and Altamir Amboise in a secondary buyout transaction. Founded in France in 1972, Alain Afflelou is a European optical franchisor with a network of nearly 1,100 optical retail stores across France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, [...]
Quilter, a specialist private client wealth management group, has been acquired by European private equity firm Bridgepoint from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Quilter’s clients include high net worth individuals, charities and trusts, pension funds, corporate bodies and friendly societies. The business employs approximately 350 staff via a regional network of 13 offices throughout the UK, [...]
Portsmouth, UK-based Wiggle, an online cycling and tri-sports retailer, has been acquired by European private equity firm Bridgepoint in a secondary buyout transaction totalling 180 million pounds ($241.3 million). Wiggle was founded in 1999 initially to sell cycling accessories but by 2003 had expanded its offer to include running and swimming goods. ISIS invested in [...]
European private equity firm Bridgepoint has appointed Henry WK Chow to its European advisory board. Chow is former chairman and chief executive officer of Greater China Group at IBM where he spent more than 40 years in various leadership positions throughout the Asia Pacific region. This included more than 15 years as general manager of [...]