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UK technology group Servelec now wholly and privately owned by Montagu

LONDON, 19-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Montagu Private Equity (“Montagu”), a leading pan-European private equity firm, today announces that the scheme of arrangement to implement the acquisition of Servelec Group plc (“Servelec”) has become effective. Servelec, a UK-headquartered technology group that … Read the full press release

EQT Credit to support Inspired’s acquisition strategy with EUR 115 million

STOCKHOLM, 19-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EQT Credit, through its Mid-Market Credit investment strategy, today announces that it has provided EUR 115 million of financing to support Inspired’s (the “Company”) acquisition strategy. Inspired is a leading global operator of over 30 premium … Read the full press release

CapMan Nordic Property Income Fund (non-UCITS) announces its first acquisition in Denmark; investing in a modern office and light industrial property in Copenhagen

CapMan Nordic Property Income Fund (non-UCITS) acquires an office and light industrial property in Copenhagen CapMan Nordic Property Income Fund (non-UCITS) (“CMNPI”), has acquired an office and light industrial property in Skovlunde, Copenhagen from Cool Gray A/S. HELSINKI, 18-Jan-2018 — … Read the full press release

Gilde welcomes Maikel Wieland as Head of Investor Relations and Co-investments

UTRECHT/ BRUSSELS/ ZURICH, Country, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gilde Buy Out Partners (Gilde) is pleased to announce that Maikel Wieland has joined Gilde as Head of Investor Relations and Co-investments. “Maikel has significant experience in investor relations,” said Ralph Wyss, … Read the full press release

Dutch development bank FMO to support Argentina’s micro and small-to-medium sized enterprises (MSMEs)

THE HAGUE, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Banco Comafi has received a US$20 million investment from the Dutch development bank FMO to support Argentina’s new business sector in line with pro-market reforms implemented by the country’s elected government. The bank is the first Argentinian lender … Read the full press release

Inflexion: UK luxury tour operator Scott Dunn to acquire Singapore-based tailor-made holiday operator Country Holidays

LONDON, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inflexion is pleased to announce that our portfolio company, award-winning UK luxury tour operator Scott Dunn, will accelerate its growth in the Asian market with the acquisition of Country Holidays, a leading Singapore-based tailor-made holiday operator. The deal … Read the full press release

Graphics solutions: Inflexion Private Equity completes the buyout of Alston Elliot

LONDON, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inflexion Private Equity is pleased to announce it has completed the buyout of Alston Elliot, a leading provider of premium data-driven graphics solutions for live sports broadcasts. Alston Elliot was founded in 1992, initially to provide computerised … Read the full press release

Kirk Kristiansen family investment arm KIRKBI to acquire KKR’s 49.8% stake in Välinge

The partnership with KIRKBI aims to further strengthen Välinge’s position as a leading industrial R&D company and flooring producer. Viken, Sweden, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — KIRKBI, the holding and investment company of the Kirk Kristiansen family, has signed an agreement … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: Fromageries Bel extends the maturity of its € 520 million multi-currency revolving credit facility

PARIS, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 21, 2017, Fromageries Bel signed an addendum to extend the maturity of its € 520 million multi-currency revolving credit facility and, on that occasion, chose to include environmental and social impact criteria. The maturity … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Wealth Management 2018: Solid economic growth, timid inflation, less monetary support

Solid economic growth, timid inflation, less monetary support and the growing influence of new societal issues underpin the investment themes selected for 2018 by BNP Paribas Wealth Management’s strategists in the United States, Europe and Asia. These themes aim to guide … Read the full press release

Allianz announces $59.2 million investment and strategic partnership with American Well to develop global telehealth system

Allianz X invests in telehealth solutions leader American Well and joins Board of Directors Allianz and American Well to develop digital solutions that broaden access to quality healthcare American Well will leverage Allianz’s global expertise to internationalize their state-of-the-art digital … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU support Tunisian ‘micro-entrepreneurs’

Microcred loans benefit 1,000 micro-sized firms LONDON, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kawther Bedhiaf’s professional dream started when she was a child in the Tunisian countryside. “I grew up in a town called Hedra, close to the mountains. Being surrounded by beautiful nature inspired … Read the full press release

E.ON SE to tender its 170,720,340 Uniper SE shares into Fortum’s public takeover offer

ESPOO, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — E.ON SE has today (08 January 2018) announced that it has decided to tender its 170,720,340 Uniper SE shares, corresponding to 46.65% of shares and voting rights, into Fortum’s public takeover offer. Furthermore, E.ON announced that … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: biotechnology firm VirionHealth receives non-dilutive funding worth up to $4.2 million from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Coventry, UK, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — VirionHealth Ltd, a new biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for respiratory viral infections, today announced that it has won non-dilutive funding worth up to $4.2 million from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). … Read the full press release

Rabobank subsidiary in California Rabobank National Association (RNA) takes Q4 2017 provision of EUR 310 million in anticipation of a settlement connected to previously disclosed investigations

Utrecht, Netherlands, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rabobank, National Association (“RNA”), a California-based subsidiary of Coöperatieve Rabobank, U.A. (“Rabobank”), has taken a Q4 2017 provision of approximately EUR 310 million in anticipation of a settlement connected to previously disclosed investigations. RNA … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Wellcome Trust funding for Cell Block Science programme

Fife, Scotland, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ground-breaking public engagement programme Cell Block Science, led by researchers at the University of St Andrews to deliver informal science learning to prisoners, receives £150k Wellcome Trust funding to roll-out nationwide. Cell Block Science is a … Read the full press release

UK Competition and Markets Authority: Refresco and Cott merger could lead to higher prices for some supermarkets

The CMA has found that the merger of soft drink manufacturers Refresco and Cott could lead to higher prices for some supermarkets and leading household brands. LONDON, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Competition and Markets Authority has been carrying out an initial … Read the full press release

VINCI signs share purchase agreement with investment services provider as part of its share buyback programme

Rueil-Malmaison Cedex – France, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the implementation of its share buyback programme, VINCI signed a share purchase agreement with an investment services provider on 2 January 2018. According to the agreement, the investment services provider … Read the full press release

Acquisition of Zotos International by Henkel closed; Henkel’s 3rd acquisition in the US hair professional business

Düsseldorf / Germany, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has successfully closed the acquisition of Zotos International Inc., the North American Hair Professional business of Shiseido Company, Limited. The acquisition comprises leading hair professional brands such as Joico and Zotos Professional. The … Read the full press release

EQT Mid-Market Credit fund to finance Metalcaucho, a leader in non-OEM spare parts

STOCKHOLM, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The EQT Mid-Market Credit fund (“EQT Credit”) today announces that it has provided a new financing solution to support the fund ABAC Solutions (SCA) SICAR (“ABAC”) and management’s investment in Metalcaucho (or the “Company”), a leader … Read the full press release

International Airlines Group (IAG) to acquire assets of the Austrian airline NIKI for EUR 20 million

LONDON, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — International Airlines Group (IAG) is to buy assets of the Austrian airline NIKI, which was formerly part of the Air Berlin group, for €20 million and provide liquidity to NIKI of up to €16.5 million. The transaction … Read the full press release

Shell: the sale of A/S Dansk Shell will not complete

THE HAGUE, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell announces today (Jan 2, 2018) that the agreement it signed with Dansk Olieselskab AS (DO) in September 2016 regarding the sale of A/S Dansk Shell, which consists of the Fredericia refinery and local trading … Read the full press release

Shell closes the sale of its entire LPG business in Hong Kong and Macau

THE HAGUE, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shell has completed the sale of the first phase of its Hong Kong and Macau LPG marketing business to DCC LPG on 31st December 2017. Shell continues to operate the LPG plant in Hong Kong, which is … Read the full press release

Co-op plans to open 18 brand new stores and upgrade a further 20 in in Scotland in 2018

MANCHESTER, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Co-op is set to ramp up its investment in Scotland in 2018, with plans to open 18 brand new stores and upgrade a further 20. The convenience retailer, which already has a store in every postal area … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse: Siemens, Covestro, Rocket Internet and Wirecard the most traded securities in the German benchmark indices DAX, MDAX, SDAX and TecDAX in 2017

FRANKFURT, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Börse’s cash markets record second highest trading volumes since 2012 / Four Deutsche Börse Venture Network start-ups have been listed on the stock exchange so far The shares of Siemens, Covestro, Rocket Internet and Wirecard … Read the full press release

Glencore plc completes the sale of 51% interest in HG Storage International Limited (HGSI) to HNA Innovation Finance Group Co., Limited

Baar, Switzerland, 03-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore plc (Glencore) is pleased to announce it has completed the sale of a 51% interest in HG Storage International Limited (HGSI) to HNA Innovation Finance Group Co., Limited (HNA), a transaction which was announced … Read the full press release

Allianz Group and Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) complete the first stage in the creation of their joint venture and strategic partnership

Acquisition of 49 percent stake in LV=’s UK General Insurance businesses by Allianz Group is now completed Transaction creates third-largest personal insurer in the UK market Allianz to pay another 213 million pounds for a further 20.9 percent stake in … Read the full press release

Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) completed the planned sale of 49 percent stake in its UK General Insurance businesses to Allianz Group

Bournemouth, UK, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) announces that it has completed the planned sale of a 49 percent stake in its UK General Insurance businesses (LV=GI) to Allianz Group. Total consideration at this first stage of … Read the full press release

FMO, OFID and OeEB sign USD 67.5 million syndicated loan to Lebanon and Gulf Bank (LGB BANK) for SMEs

THE HAGUE, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The three development banks signed a USD 67.5 million loan to Lebanon and Gulf Bank (LGB BANK). In addition to the USD 32.5 million provided by FMO, OFID (the OPEC Fund for International Development) … Read the full press release

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.: Joint press release on the closing of the sale of 44.86% of the share capital of Prelios S.p.A. by Lavaredo S.p.A.

Press release on behalf of Burlington Loan Management DAC, Lavaredo S.p.A., Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., UniCredit S.p.A., and Fenice S.r.l. MILAN, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With reference to the press releases dated 26 July 2017 and 3 … Read the full press release