Propel Equity Partners acquires Juratoys

Propel Equity Partners acquired Juratoys, the parent company of toy brands Janod and Kaloo. The two brands will become part of Alex Brands, which includes Alex Toys, Slinky, Scientific Explorer and Shrinky Dinks. Juratoys, based in France, has offices in the U.K., U.S., Hong Kong and China.

Francisco Partners completes HealthcareSource acquisition

Francisco Partners has closed its previously announced buy of Woburn, Massachusetts-based HealthcareSource, a talent management solutions provider for healthcare. No financial terms were disclosed. William Blair & Company advised HealthcareSource on the transaction. HealthcareSource was backed by Insight Venture Partners.


CH2M to receive $300 mln from Apollo

Apollo Global Management has agreed to provide $300 million in funding to CH2M. According to terms of the deal, Apollo will invest $200 million in convertible preferred stock in CH2M at the closing, with $100 million more to come within the one-year period following the transaction’s completion. In addition to the funding, Apollo will take two seats on CH2M’s board of directors. Based in Englewood, Colorado, CH2M is a provider of critical infrastructure and natural resource solutions.

Allianz Capital, Basion Infrastructure buy Comsa Emte Concesiones assets

Allianz Capital Partners and Bastion Infrastructure Group said Thursday they have acquired three Spanish infrastructure assets from Comsa Emte Concesiones. Financial terms were not announced. The deal includes 100 percent of Comsa Emte’s interests in three concession assets, two granted in connection with the Metro Line 9 commuter rail line in Barcelona and one in connection with the Metro Ligero Oeste commuter rail line in Madrid. Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors advised Comsa Emte while BBVA Corporate Finance advised ACP and Bastion.

Banco Santander, OTPP and PSP Investments launch Cubico Sustainable

Banco Santander S.A., Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board said Thursday the have launched Cubico Sustainable Investments. London-based Cubico will manage and invest in renewable energy and water infrastructure assets globally. Santander is transferring 19 wind, solar and water infrastructure assets to the firm, which will be equally owned by the three investors.

Bank of China to provide financing for GO Scale’s Lumileds buy

GO Scale Capital, a fund sponsored by GSR Ventures and Oak Investment Partners, said it working with Bank of China to finance its buy of Lumileds. Philips announced the sale of Lumileds to GO Scale Capital, which is buying 80.1 percent, in March. The deal, reportedly valued at $3.3 billion, includes $1.93 billion in debt. Lumileds is Philips combined LED components and Automotive lighting business.


Cinven to buy Labco for $1.3 bln

Cinven said Thursday it has agreed to buy Labco. The deal has an enterprise value of 1.2 billion euros (US$1.3 billion). Paris-based Labco operates medical diagnostic laboratories.


Keensight invests in smartTrade

Keensight Capital said Thursday it has invested in smartTrade Technologies. Financial terms weren’t announced. Aix-en-Provence, France-based smartTrade develops and markets software and technology for trading floors.


Water Street forms partnership with global health care company

Water Street Healthcare Partners has launched a pharmaceutical development partnership with an unnamed global health care company. As part of the joint venture, Water Street’s Capstone Development Solutions will develop generic products on behalf of its corporate health care partner. No financial terms were disclosed.


Madison Dearborn invests in Liquid Web

Madison Dearborn Partners has made a “substantial” investment in Liquid Web. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Lansing, Michigan, Liquid Web is a provider of professional web hosting and managed cloud solutions.

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