Charterhouse sells BvD to EQT

Charterhouse Capital Partners has sold Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing to EQT VI. Founded in 1991 in the Netherlands, Bureau van Dijk is a global publisher of financial and commercial information. Charterhouse Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in BvD. Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area will acquire a minority stake in the company. Ashurst advised Charterhouse in connection with the sale.


Charterhouse Capital’s Pointwell Limited acquires Skillsoft

Dublin, Ireland-based education software provider Skillsoft said Monday that it has sold its subsidiaries to Pointwell Limited, which is backed by Charterhouse Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Deutsche Bank Securities advised Skillsoft on the deal while Ropes & Gray served as legal counsel. Barclays served as exclusive financial advisor to Pointwell Limited. Skillsoft was backed by Advent International, Bain Capital and Berkshire Partners.

Elior to float on Paris bourse by summer – Reuters

French caterer Elior plans to list on the Paris stock market by Summer, in what could be one of the largest initial public offering on the Paris bourse this year, writes Reuters. Last month a source with knowledge of the matter had said that British private equity group Charterhouse Capital Partners, which owns 62.4 percent of Elior, had selected banks to handle a stock market listing of Elior later this year, writes Reuters.

Reuters – Charterhouse Considers IPO for French Caterer Elior

British private equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners is considering taking French caterer Elior public this year, after it received bids that fell short of its asking price of 4 billion euros ($5.2 billion), the Financial Times reported, writes Reuters. Bids that fell short included a joint offer from fund managers BC Partners and CVC Capital Partners which valued Elior at 3.5 billion euros, writes Reuters.

Reuters – PE Funds in Bid Talks with Italy’s Sorin

At least three private equity funds, including Charterhouse Capital Partners, are in bid talks with Italy’s biomedical group Sorin, writes Reuters. Italian daily la Repubblica reported that Charterhouse had offered 2 euros per share to buy the group, but sources said there had been no formal offer from the fund. (Reuters) – At least three […]

PennSERS Is Trying to Sell up to Half ($3B) of Its PE Assets

Things haven’t been going so great over at the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System. It faces increasing obligations to pensioners, is over-allocated to private equity and has lost staff from its PE investment team. Against that backdrop, the $25 billion pension fund has been seeking buyers for as much as $3 billion worth of its PE investments, one […]

Tunstall Agrees to Buy American Medical Alert for $82.3 Mln

Tunstall Healthcare Group, which is backed by Charterhouse Capital Partners, has agreed to buy American Medical Alert Corp. Tunstall is paying $8.55 a share cash, or $82.3 million for AMAC. New York-based ACAM provides telecare/telehealth solutions like remote patient monitoring devices and emergency response systems. Jefferies advised Tunstall while Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor to AMAC.

Charterhouse to Acquire Majority Stake in ERM

Charterhouse Capital Partners is taking a majority stake in the global environmental consultancy Environmental Resources Management. Under the terms of the transaction, which values ERM at $950 million, Charterhouse, s a private equity investment firm focusing on Western European businesses, will acquire roughly a 65% stake. PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the world’s leading environmental […]

Four Buyout Houses Readying Bids For Wood MacKenzie

(Reuters) – Four private equity firms are preparing binding bids for Wood Mackenzie, the energy consulting firm owned by beleaguered rival Candover, ahead of a June 2 deadline, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Bain Capital, Charterhouse Capital Partners [CHCAP.UL], Hellman & Friedman and Warburg Pincus [WP.UL] are preparing bids for Wood […]

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