Consumer sector comment – May 2013

This month has seen a flurry of activity in the food and restaurant sectors, especially from private equity. PAI Partners acquired R&R Ice Cream, the largest European private label ice cream manufacturer for an estimated £717 million from Oaktree

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Healthcare Sector Comment – April 2013

April saw the completion of 12 deals in the UK healthcare market. An interesting announcement this month was Bridgepoint’s acquisition of Oasis Healthcare, from private equity firm Duke Street Capital, for £185m. Oasis, which was founded in 1996, operates

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Consumer sector comment – April 2013

A transaction, which caught everyone’s eye in the consumer space this month was Tesco’s acquisition of the Giraffe chain of restaurants for £48.6 million from Risk Capital Partner (RCP) and 3i. Risk Capital Partners sold its minority stake as

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Healthcare sector comment – March 2013

March saw the completion of 14 deals in the UK healthcare market. An interesting announcement was Voyage Care’s acquisition of Independent Living Group (ILG). Hermes Private equity acquired ILG, and its 43 care homes, back in 2006, at the

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Consumer sector comment – March 2013

A couple of transactions last month highlighted the continuing attraction of strong British brands to both private equity and trade, based on their potential for international development. Lion Capital acquired hair straightener brand, GHD for £300 million and Iconix

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Chemicals sector comment – March 2013

US diversified chemicals group Rockwood is looking to sell its Performance Additives division and Sachtleben business as a combined entity. The sale process comes on the back of the group’s rumoured sale of its CeramTec ceramics materials division and

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China Desk M&A Conference

Clearwater’s partner firm in China will be hosting their annual M&A conference entitled “Corporate Development in China” on March 20th 2013, at the JW Marriott in Shanghai. The event is being run in conjunction with international law firm, Baker

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Healthcare sector comment – February 2013

February saw the completion of 13 deals in the UK healthcare market. An interesting announcement was Perrigo’s acquisition of Rosemont Pharmaceuticals for £180m consideration. Rosemont, a specialty and generic prescription pharmaceutical company, with a portfolio of more than 90

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Oilfield Equipment and Services Report 2013

These are exciting times in the global oil and gas market, which driven by technological breakthroughs and strong demands, continues to show solid growth despite the global economic pressures. This is partly due to increased demand for oil in

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Consumer Sector Comment – February 2013

Cross-border acquisitions continue to feature in the consumer space. Plum Organics, a California-based organic children’s food supplier acquired Plum Baby, the UK-based baby food company from Darwin Private Equity in return for shares. Both companies were started by parents

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