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Apax Partners to acquire Dutch software firm Exact

Apax Partners has agreed to buy Exact Holding for 730 million euros, the latter firm confirmed on its site. Rothschild and Lazard are providing financial advice to Exact on the transaction while Leonardo & Co., RBC Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank and ING Corporate Finance are serving as financial advisors to Apax. Based in The Netherlands, Exact is a business software provider. To read the announcement, visit here.

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Lenders cowed by Fed rebuke on US leveraged loans: IFR

The Federal Reserve’s rebuke to Credit Suisse for failing to adhere to US leveraged lending guidelines is having an industry-wide effect as banks bow to regulatory pressures and start pulling back from underwriting highly leveraged loans, according to sister magazine Reuters IFR.

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VC-backed CyberArk Software debuts IPO

CyberArk Software, an Israeli provider of cybersecurity solutions, has launched its IPO of 5.36 million shares at $16 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “CYBR.” J.P. Morgan Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities are serving as lead underwriters. The company’s backers include Jerusalem Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs and Vertex Venture Capital.

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Monroe Capital closes $358 mln collateralized loan

Monroe Capital has closed a $358 million term debt securitization known as Monroe Capital CLO 2014-1. Monroe sold securities rated from AAA through BB as well as equity interests while retaining some of the equity itself. Deutsche Bank served as the lead manager, structuring agent and bookrunner.

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Astorg Partners invests in M7

Astorg Partners is planning on acquiring a majority stake in CDS Topco from an investor group led by Providence Equity Partners. No financial terms were disclosed, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year. Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas advised Providence on the transaction while Emendo Capital advised Astorg. As a result of the deal. Providence and Airbridge Investments B.V will retain “significant’ minority stakes in CDS, which operates under the name M7. Headquartered in Luxembourg, M7 is a provider of DTH satellite services.

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AnaCap acquires Romanian loan portfolio

AnaCap Financial Partners has acquired a portfolio of non-performing and sub-performing loans from Volksbank Romania. Under terms of the agreement, AnaCap will jointly acquire the entire portfolio with H.I.G and Deutsche Bank.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Facebook’s Q2 revenue jumps 61%, a review of Amazon’s Fire phone, why the Federal Reserve Bank of NY is really upset with Deutsche Bank again and Twitter releases diversity info.

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Buyout loan trends may reflect Fed, OCC disparities: TRLPC

Scrutiny by U.S. regulators is reshaping the leveraged loan market as bankers complain that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency enforces leveraged lending guidance more stringently than the Federal Reserve, sister service Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp reports.

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Merlin PE backers sell $615 mln stake – Reuters

Two of Merlin Entertainments‘ private equity backers sold 100 million shares in the British theme park owner for 366 million pounds ($615 million), writes Reuters. Plans to place the shares by CVC Capital Partners and Blackstone Group via Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley were announced after Thursday’s close.

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Banks face U.S. fines over LBO loans: Reuters

Wall Street banks are bracing for a clampdown and even fines if regulators determine they have violated guidelines aimed at stamping out reckless underwriting on leveraged buyout debt, according to Thomson Reuters International Financing Review and Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp.

Ardian-backed Novacap completes refinancing

French chemicals group Novacap, which is backed by Ardian, has closed a refinancing on the high-yield bond market for 310 million euros. Also, the company has received a revolving credit facility of 65 million euros. Goldman Sachs was the lead bookrunner on the transaction with support from Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and Societe Generale.

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