Reuters – Montagu Sells GHD to Lion Capital

Montagu Private Equity has sold the ghd hair styling brand to Lion Capital, with two sources close to the deal putting the purchase price at nearly 300 million pounds ($475.10 million), writes Reuters. The private equity groups released a joint statement announcing the transaction but did not disclose the terms.

Reuters – Distressed Investors Pile into Biffa Loans

Distressed investors are buying into loans of UK waste management firm Biffa as they attempt to take control of the company, which is restructuring its 1.1 billion pounds ($1.7 billion) of debt, writes Reuters. Biffa is owned by Montagu Private Equity and Global Infrastructure Partners. Reuters – Distressed investors are buying into loans of UK […]

EQT to Acquire BSN Medical in Secondary Buyout

EQT VI is to acquire medical supplies manufacturer BSN medical from Montagu Private Equity for around 1.8 billion euros ($2.5 billion). BSN was founded in 2001 as a joint venture between Beiersdorf and Smith & Nephew and was acquired by Montagu Private Equity in 2005. PRESS RELEASE EQT VI has agreed to acquire medical supplies […]

TowerBrook Frontrunner for Volution

TowerBrook Capital Partners is emerging the frontrunner in the auction for ventilation and heating systems manufacturer Volution. The company is currently owned by AAC Capital Partners, Reuters reported Friday. AAC, the UK team of the former buyout arm of ABN Amro, acquired Volution in 2006 from Montagu Private Equity, Reuters wrote.

Slideshow: European PE Performance First Half 2011

European private equity performance figures bode well for those European buyout funds on the fundraising trail. General partners saw double-digit positive returns in the one-year time horizon through June 30, according to Thomson Reuters Private Equity Performance Index. Looking at the overall figures, European private equity performance posted positive returns across all but the 3-year […]

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