Topics: Private Equity

Private Equity Brews Another Big Investment

Private Equity Brews Another Big Investment

TSG Consumer Partners announced it has bought a stake in a UK craft beer company. The deal leaves the US private equity firm with a 22.3% stake in BrewDog, with the brewer already considering an initial public offering.   The deal's finer details   BrewDog started in 2007 when founders James Watt and Martin Dickie began their venture in the [...]

CHAMP Private Equity Makes a Six-Fold Return

CHAMP Private Equity Makes a Six-Fold Return

Private equity firm CHAMP Private Equity can pop out the champagne, as the firm just recorded a near six-fold return from its investment. The firm made the profit on the sale of Accolade Wines share in Matthew Clark, UK’s biggest drinks distributor to pubs.   The Deal   Accolade Wines sold its 50% stake in Matthew Clark to Conviviality Retail. [...]

Bridgepoint Looking to Boost Pret-a-Manger’s Profits Pre-IPO

Bridgepoint Looking to Boost Pret-a-Manger’s ...

  The British sandwich and coffee chain, Pret-a-Manger might be looking to list next year. The private equity owners of the chain are hoping to improve the company’s fortunes before listing and are even considering a US-listing, according to latest reports.   The Listing Rumours   Pret-a-Manger or Pret, as the company is nicknamed, is considering a 2016 initial public [...]

Why Cerberus Won’t Cash Out Yet Despite Albertson’s IPO

Why Cerberus Won’t Cash Out Yet Despite ...

  America’s second largest grocery store chain has announced its plans for initial public offering (IPO). According to the reports, its private equity owner might be on the verge of a huge pay-out, but the firm might not cash out of the venture just yet.   The IPO Plans   The company filed for the IPO after it merged with [...]

Private Equity Firm to Retain Stake in Costa Group After IPO

Private Equity Firm to Retain Stake in Costa Group ...

  Fruit and vegetable group and supplier, Costa Group, is heading towards an initial public offering within the next month. The company, which is Australia’s biggest in the sector, is expected to offer around 60% of its shares as part of the listing. Private equity firm Paine & Partners is reportedly going to hold on to a 20% stake in [...]

Farming as the Next Big Thing?

Farming as the Next Big Thing?

Likening investment in farmland to buying gold, institutional investors and hedge funds, even private equity, are eyeing agricultural land in the hopes of generating returns. It is hard to imagine that farming can generate the kind of returns PE normally requires, but CNBC is running a report with that idea as a headline. Aggregation and Internet mediation underlie some of [...]

Against All Odds: Warren Buffett Teaming Up with Private Equity Firm

Against All Odds: Warren Buffett Teaming Up with ...

One of the world’s most iconic investors, Warren Buffett, is teaming up with private equity firm 3G Capital Partners. Buffett’s firm, Berkshire Hathaway is combining efforts to merge the iconic Heinz and Kraft food companies in one of the biggest deals of the year. The joint venture comes despite the investor being a vocal critic of the private equity industry. [...]

Private Equity Firms Trying to Woo Sir Keith Mills for Tesco Bid

Private Equity Firms Trying to Woo Sir Keith Mills ...

Many private equity firms are said to be after the entrepreneur, sir Keith Mills, as firms are looking to bid for Tesco’s customer data unit, Dunnhumby. The firms believe the successful entrepreneur could help them win the fight against the US-based buyout firm, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.   Successful Entrepreneur Sir Keith Mills is a successful British entrepreneur, whose biggest [...]

TPG Capital Makes $750million Investment in NY Yoghurt Firm

TPG Capital Makes $750million Investment in NY ...

Syracuse.com have reported that Fort Worth, Texas headquartered TPG Capital are to make a $750million investment into New York based Chobani, the United States’ market leader in the fast growing Greek yoghurt market. Chobani had recently announced a series of ambitious expansion plans. The main basis of these plans was:     • To expand their market exposure to capitalise [...]

CVC in billion Dollar Malaysian Fast Food deal

CVC in billion Dollar Malaysian Fast Food deal

Reuters is reporting that London based CVC Capital Partners Ltd and the Johor state-backed fund of Malaysia have offered USD 1.65 billion to acquire fastfood companies KFC Holdings Bhd and QSR Brands Bhd. Reuters say that this could be the largest foreign private equity linked deal in the country.   The latest offer for the assets is CVC's second attempt [...]