Equistone Sells Hydrasun to Investcorp

Equistone Partners Europe has exchanged contracts on the realisation of its investment in Hydrasun Limited to Investcorp. Established in 1976, Hydrasun is a provider of integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions to the global offshore oil and gas industry.

Reuters – Investcorp Attracts Bidders for Armacell

The sale of German insulation firm Armacell by its Bahrain-based private equity owner Investcorp has attracted six bidders as interest grows in companies making energy-efficient products, writes Reuters. Private equity investors Charterhouse, Pamplona, Equistone, HgCapital, Goldman Sachs Private Equity as well as a US-based producer of building materials have placed tentative bids, writes Reuters.

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Investcorp Realizes CCC Investment

Investcorp has completed the sale of CCC Information Services to Leonard Green & Partners. CCC is a provider of advanced software and workflow tools to the insurance automotive claims and collision repair industries. The sale unlocks over $550 million in proceeds for Investcorp and its investors.

CCC Backed by Leonard Green & Partners

Leonard Green & Partners is to acquire a controlling interest in CCC Information Services from Investcorp. CCC is a provider of advanced software and workflow tools to the insurance automotive claims and collision repair industries. Committed debt financing has been provided by certain affiliates of Goldman Sachs, including its principal mezzanine funds and J.P. Morgan.

Slideshow: U.S. M&A Remains Slow But Steady

In a surprise, the U.S. M&A market seems quite steady. There were 101 U.S. announced deals this week (Nov. 25 to Nov. 30), valued at $32.9 billion, according to data from Thomson Reuters. This compares to last year, when there were 82 U.S. announced mergers from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26 (the last full week of November), totaling about $24.5 billion.

Investcorp Sells Fleetpride to TPG for $1bn

Investcorp has completed the sale of US truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride to TPG for over $1 billion. Since its acquisition of FleetPride in 2006, Investcorp has supported 31 different add-on acquisitions by the company, strengthening its cross-country supply chain and adding total acquired sales of over $270 million.

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Investcorp to Acquire Luxury Retailer Georg Jensen

Investcorp is to acquire Scandinavian luxury retailer Georg Jensen for $140 million from private equity group Axcel Capital Partners. As part of the transaction, Investcorp has teamed up with David Chu, a luxury brand entrepreneur and founder of Nautica, who will join the company on closing as chief creative director and co-chairman of the board.

Fleetpride sold in Secondary Buyout to TPG

FleetPride, a retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts owned by Investcorp, is to be acquired by TPG. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012. Terms were not disclosed.


Investcorp Puts SourceMedia Up for Sale

Investcorp has put SourceMedia, which publishes American Banker and The Bond Buyer, up for sale. Jordan Edmiston is advising. Private equity is expected to dominate the auction, sources tell peHUB.

Cranston Rejoins Investcorp

David Cranston has rejoined international alternative asset manager Investcorp to as a managing director in the group’s hedge funds group. He previously held a similar role with the firm from 2005 through 2010.

Investcorp Buys Archway Marketing Services

Investcorp has acquired Rogers, Minnesota-based Archway Marketing Services, a provider of marketing logistics and fulfilment services in North America, for approximately $300 million. Archway was acquired from an investor group led by Tailwind Capital, Black Canyon Capital and members of the management team. PRESS RELEASE Investcorp, the alternative investments specialist, announced today its acquisition of […]

Investcorp Backs Texas Properties

Investcorp‘s US-based real estate arm has acquired an interest in a portfolio of four multifamily properties in Houston, Texas. Investcorp recapitalized the assets with current owner MHP Investments, which will retain an interest in the transaction. Affiliates of MHP currently own and manage approximately 6,000 units in Texas, Florida, and the Mid-Atlantic states. PRESS RELEASE […]

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