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Babson Capital provides loan to back Bridgepoint’s eFront buy

Babson Capital Management said Monday that it acted as lead arranger of a loan to support Bridgepoint’s buy of eFront. Babson said it co-arranged the debt financing to support the acquisition alongside a group of banks. In January, peHUB reported that Bridgepoint was buying eFront, a Paris financial software company. Reuters News then reported that banks had lined up to provide 130 million euros ($145.89 million) of loans to back the sale to Bridgepoint.

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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).

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