L Capital Management and L Capital Asia invest in luxury footwear maker Vicini

L Capital Management and L Capital Asia, two private equity firms backed by LVHM, have acquired a minority stake in luxury footwear maker and retailer Vicini S.p.A. No financial terms were disclosed. Rothschild advised Vicini S.p.A. on the transaction while DVR Capital advised L Capital. Based in Italy, Vicini S.p.A. owns the Giuseppe Zanotti Design shoe brand.

Electra to buy Hotter Shoes – Reuters

Private equity firm Electra Private Equity will acquire footwear retailer Hotter Shoes, The Telegraph reported on Sunday, writes Reuters. The shoe company, which was founded in 1959 as Beaconsfield Footwear, had hired investment bank Rothschild early last year to explore strategic options for the business.

Rothschild Reaches First Close on Five Arrows Credit Solutions

Rothschild‘s merchant banking arm has completed the first closing of Five Arrows Credit Solutions, its private debt fund focused on the Western European middle-market. The fund has with total commitments so far of 235 million euros ($302.1 million). The final closing target is 400 million euros.

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Reuters – MPS Mandates Rothschild to Sell Leasing Business

Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena has given a mandate to Rothschild to sell the leasing activities it put on the block in its last business plan, writes Reuters. According to a media report, General Electric, BNP Paribas and some private equity firms could be interested in the leasing business, writes Reuters.

Denton Joins Broadhaven Capital

Jim Denton has joined Broadhaven Capital Partners as a partner. He previoulsy led the FIG group at Rothschild in New York. PRESS RELEASE Broadhaven Capital Partners today announced that Jim Denton has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Denton previously led the Financial Institutions Group at Rothschild in New York where he worked on […]


Centerbridge Partners Acquires Aquilex

Aquilex Holdings said Friday that it has financially restructured its debt and is now majority owned by Centerbridge Partners. Also, Aquilex CEO and President Bill Varner is retiring while Donovan Boyd was named chairman of the board. Rothschild provided financial advice to Aquilex, while Alvarez & Marsal was restructuring advisor. Aquilex provides maintenance, repair and industrial cleaning solutions to the energy industry.

Matthew Sperling Jumps from Jefferies to Rothschild

The New York-based financial advisory services firm Rothschild has hired Matthew Sperling has a managing director and its head of equity advisory for North America. Sperling was most recently a Managing Director in the equity capital markets group of Jefferies and prior to that held senior positions in the US equity capital market operations of UBS and […]

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