MEngineering GmbH, Ravensburg, a leading German provider of specialized engineering services to the automotive industry, sold 100% of its shares to Alten GmbH, a subsidiary of French-listed Alten SA.
Controladora GMI, S.A.P.I. de C.V., the leading manufacturer and provider of modular construction solutions in Mexico and Latin America, received an investment from the Washington DC-based private equity firm ACON Investments.
The NWD Group , a leading trading and service company in the dental sector, acquired NETdental, a German dental-consumable mail-order company.
- Gjensidige, a leading Nordic insurance group, acquired Mølholm Insurance, the leading provider of health insurance in Denmark, from PFA Pension.
The House of Fuerstenberg sold its subsidiary Holzindustrie Fürst zu Fürstenberg (wooden packaging business unit) to Industrial European Wood Products Holding GmbH, Düsseldorf. Holzindustrie Fürst zu Fürstenberg has been operating at its principal location in Southern Germany for some 100 years and evolved from its origins as a saw mill to an important manufacturer of wooden packaging for the automotive industry.
ImmersaView, an Australian software company with business in Australia, the US, and the UK, was sold to PLEXSYS, a US-based distributor of software to the defense sector.
Ets Grassot, a family company owning garden centers under the franchise Villaverde, was sold to Gamm Vert, the top garden center retailer in France. Ets Grassot is the leading garden center in Lyon. Clairfield International in France advised Grassot.
Ets Grassot, a family company owning garden centers under the franchise Villaverde, was sold to Gamm Vert, the top garden center retailer in France.
Tholos, an Italian energy service company specialized in the provision of energy efficiency services to industrial firms throughout Italy, was sold to Elettra Investimenti (ELIN:IM), a developer of projects in the energy sector, with particular expertise in cogeneration and trigeneration plants. The transaction was advised by Clairfield International in Italy.
Cooke Seafoods Inc., one of the largest seafood companies in North America, acquired 100% of the fishing assets of Fripur S.A. and Grinfin S.A. in Uruguay and Argentina. The transaction was advised by Clairfield International in Miami.
Reality bytes, an award-winning digital marketing agency based in Cologne, sold a majority stake to TWT Interactive Group. reality bytes advises clients on marketing, concept, design, and user interfaces, and also performs technical implementation. reality bytes currently has about 60 employees. TWT Interactive Group is one of the most successful founder-managed internet agency groups in Germany. The transaction was advised by Clairfield International in Germany.
Mattout Carrelage, a distributor of floor tiles, was sold to Richardson, a family company focused on plumbing and heating installations with sales of EUR 500 million.
KeepFocus, a leading Danish energy-management-systems company, was sold to a consortium of German investors who named the newco KeepFocus Europe GmbH.
Alectia and Niras, two of the leading engineering consulting companies in Denmark, are merging. The merger will create a new major player in the engineering consulting industry. With over 2,000 employees globally, the merged company plans continued growth focusing on international markets. Alectia was advised by Clairfield International in Denmark.
DOREA Holding GmbH, a German owner and operator of nursing homes and a portfolio company of Quadriga Capital, a German private equity firm, acquired Meritus Seniorenzentren GmbH, an operator of elder care facilities.
FC Exchange, an international money transfer and payment solutions company, was sold to Global Reach Partners, a UK foreign-exchange specialist.
StickerRide, an IT advertising platform allowing on-vehicle advertising campaigns, secured a funding round totalling USD 3 million from investment advisory firm Winter Capital. Winter Capital, an investment advisory firm backed indirectly by Russian billionaireVladimir Potanin, announced a USD 3 million investment plan in several tranches for StickerRide.
Rowanmoor Group, a leading independent small self-administered scheme (SSAS) provider and a bespoke self-invested personal pension (SIPP) and family pension trust (family SIPP) operator, was sold to Embark Group, a provider of long-term savings and advisory services to businesses and retail investors.
Te Creemos Holding, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a Mexico Development Partners portfolio company and the parent company of Te Creemos, S.A. de C.V. Sociedad Financiera Popular, acquired 100% of the shares of Felicidad Financiera, S.A de C.V., SOFOM, ENR. Felicidad Financiera is a microfinance organization.
Te Creemos Holding, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a Mexico Development Partners portfolio company and the parent company of Te Creemos, S.A. de C.V. Sociedad Financiera Popular, acquired 100% of the shares of Financiera FINCA, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, ENR.
Clinéo, a retirement home group in southern France, raised EUR 4 million from 123Venture. The investment is being used in the acquisition and renovation of three retirement homes (La Résidence Chevillon, La Maison Ensoleillée and Le Château de la Malle).
LIM Group sold a minority stake to CM-CIC Investissement. LIM is the parent company of CWD Sellier and Devoucoux, two prestigious manufacturers of horse saddles.
Friars 716 Ltd acquired SWP Group Plc in a privatization process. SWP Group designs, manufactures, and installs a range of industrial engineered products and systems. The newly established business is wholly owned by the management team.
Clairfield UK advised on the management buyout of Lean Education and Development Limited (LEAD), a national provider of accredited vocational learning and development programs. Funding to support the MBO was provided by Finance Birmingham and Royal Bank of Scotland’s Corporate Transactions team, Birmingham.
IMAS worked with JHSHL to structure the business and transaction to ensure that the purchaser achieved a clean transfer of the company and allow the John Holman Group and its subsidiary Sheraton Systems to continue separately under Andrew Holman’s leadership.
Ocean Choice International L.P. (OCI), a leading vertically-integrated seafood company, refinanced its CAD 240 million credit facility through a syndicate comprised of Canadian and U.S. banks. The transaction was advised by Clairfield International in Miami.
AdRom Digital Media AG sold a 35% stake to Investnet AG, a Swiss private equity and investment group. adRom, founded in 2000, is a data-driven dialogue marketing company. adRom has developed technology for real-time cross-channel marketing campaigns (email, post, phone, mobile, social media, etc.) and operates in the DACH region.
Sea Watch International, the largest integrated producer of clam products in the US, acquired Looks Gourmet Foods Holdings Company Inc. (d.b.a. Bar Harbor Foods), a leading producer of branded quality seafood products for the retail segment. The transaction was advised by Clairfield US (Miami).
The Dutch office of Clairfield International advised Stichting KwadrantGroep in the strategic divestment of its activities relating to mobility aid equipment. Stichting KwadrantGroep is a provider of healthcare services with a focus on elderly care. Jens Beenhakker Beheer B.V. specializes in the sale and leasing of mobility aid equipment and is active throughout the Netherlands.
Trescal, the international specialist in calibration services, acquired Metrosul, a leading calibration services provider based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Founded in 1995, Metrosul is Inmetro-accredited and has strong skills in several specialties. With revenues of approximately 6 million reais (EUR 1.5), the company employs 55 people and is mostly active in the automotive, utilities, and food & beverage sectors.
This acquisition will bring Trescal’s portfolio in Brazil to 7 accredited calibration laboratories, with over 200 employees. It is the 17th acquisition since Ardian became its majority shareholder in July 2013.
The transaction was advised by Clairfield France and Clairfield Brazil.