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Bridgepoint to sell Infront Sports & Media for $1.2 bln

Dalian Wanda Group said it has agreed to buy Infront Sports & Media AG from Bridgepoint. The deal is valued at 1.05 billion euros (US$1.2 billion). Zug, Switzerland-based Infront is a sports marketing company. Lazard provided financial advice to Bridgepoint.

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Bridgepoint to sell SPTS Technologies

Bridgepoint is to sell SPTS Technologies Group, a global manufacturer of etch, deposition and thermal processing equipment for the microelectronic industry, to Orbotech. The business is being sold for approximately $370 million in cash.

Fat Face pulls London listing

British clothing chain Fat Face has pulled its planned London listing, writes Reuters, citing equity market conditions as the principal factor in the decision. The company, which is owned by European private equity firm Bridgepoint, had aimed to raise 110 million pounds ($185.66 million).

Polish biscuit manufacturer acquired by Bridgepoint

Dr Gerard, a producer of branded and private label biscuits in Poland, has been acquired by Bridgepoint from Groupe Poult of France, for an undisclosed amount. The company operates from three sites across Poland where it employs over 950 people and in recent years has developed a growing export business to the wider CEE region.

Bridgepoint Sells Permaswage to Precision Castparts

Permaswage has been sold by Bridgepoint for $600 million to Precision Castparts Corp. Permaswage, which was acquired by Bridgepoint in 2007, is an aerospace component supplier manufacturing permanent and separable couplings used to connect hydraulic, air and other tubing in all types of civil and military aircraft.

PE Firm Bridgepoint Acquires the Flexitallic Group

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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