DC Advisory India acted as exclusive financial advisor to Aspiring Minds on its sale to SHL

UK-based talent assessment company SHL, backed by Exponent Private Equity, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire India-based Aspiring Minds, a leading provider of talent assessment products globally. Together the combined entity will be able to assist over 10,000 clients to hire and develop the right talent for the digital era.

October 2019 

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DC Advisory Japan & DC Advisory US advised Vector Capital backed Cheetah Digital, Inc. on the sale of its Japan MailPublisher business to Bain Capital

US-based investment holding company, Bain Capital Private Equity acquired the Japan-based MailPublisher business, Cheetah Digital.The sale will enable Bain Capital to accelerate MailPublisher’s growth and help innovate expansion into new functions.

October 2019

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DC Advisory UK advised LDC on the sale of Away Resorts to Bregal Freshstream

Bregal Freshstream, the private equity firm, agreed to acquire an undisclosed stake in Away Resorts, the operator of resorts and caravan parks, from private equity firm LDC. Bregal Freshstream is well-placed to support Away Resorts’ continued growth by leveraging the company’s strong brand, continued resort development and appeal to the younger family demographic in a fragmented sector

May 2019

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DC Advisory Italy advised Xenon Private Equity on the acquisition of a majority stake in CBG Acciai

Luxembourg-based firm, Xenon Private Equity, has acquired the leading Italian precision steel-blades manufacturer CBG Acciai.CBG Acciai is currently run by the fourth generation of its founding Filippini family. The acquisition supports the family’s desire to remain involved in the next phase of growth for the business and their strategy for international expansion.

November 2019

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DC Advisory France advised Naxicap Partners on the acquisition of Siblu from Stirling Square Capital Partners

Naxicap Partners, acquired the UK-based holiday park owner and operator Siblu Holdsings Limitted from Stirling Square Capital Partners. Siblu is a market leader in owner-occupied holiday villages operating within France and the Netherlands.Through this transaction Naxicap Partners intend to support Siblu’s current management team in its plans to grow the business further in the years to come.

September 2019

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DC Advisory Japan & DC Advisory US advised Taisho Pharmaceuticals on the acquisition of  UPSA SAS

Taisho Pharmaceutical Holidings, the listed Japanese manufacturer of prescription and OTC pharmaceuticals, has agreed to acquire UPSA SAS, a France-based manufacturer of pharmaceutical products, from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the US-based pharmaceutical and nutritional products manufacturer, marketer and distribution company.

July 2019

DC Advisory acts as exclusive financial advisor to BASS on its sale to OSG Group

BASS, a global leader in high-precision cutting tools used across a variety of industries, including aerospace and mechanical engineering, was advised on its sale to the Japanese listed OSG Group, who had been looking to establish a production footprint in Europe. BASS will continue to operate under its well-known brand whilst leveraging the global organisation of OSG Group.

December 2019

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DC Advisory Japan & DC Advisory Germany advised SUNCORPORATION on the sale of Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization to Israel Growth Partners

SUNCORPORATION, a Japanese mobile solutions, game content and equipment company, sold Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization, an Israel-based mobile content transfer and data management developer, to Israel Growth Partners, an Israel-based private equity firm. This transaction reflects Cellebrite’s growth strategy to strengthen its platform in the digital intelligence space for law enforcement and government.

July 2019

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DC Advisory Poland advised the shareholders of Eltel Group on the sale of Fenix to VINCI

VINCI Energies, a French engineering company, acquired Fenix, a leading provider of build, connect and care services for telecommunications infrastructure in Poland, from the Poland-based unit of the Swedish network maintenance company Eltel Group. The divestment of Fenix from Siblu reflects Eltel’s strategy to continue developing and expanding their footprint across the Nordic market, and where the company already has a leading market position.

August 2019

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DC Advisory US advised truckstop.com on its majority investment from ICONIQ Capital

Truckshop.com, the SaaS freight-matching marketplace, received a majority investment from ICONIQ Capital, truckstop.com will leverage ICONIQ Capital’s resources and expertise to expand the company’s portfolio of technology solutions, geared toward improving efficiencies for carriers and brokers.

April 2019

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DC Advisory Spain advised on the strategic servicing agreement between Sareb and Haya Real Estate

Sareb, the partly government-owned bank responsible for assisting in the restructuring and re-capitalisation of the Spanish banking sector formed, a strategic servicing agreement with Haya Real Estate. The new contract is fully aligned with Sareb’s new business model and strategy, focused on improving the value of its assets under management and allows Sareb to have a greater flexibility in order to increase efficiency.

November 2019

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DC Advisory US acted as the exclusive financial advisor to MSouth Equity Partners on its strategic minority investment from Bonaccord Capital Partners

MSouth Private Equity Partners, a leading US-based private equity firm, received a strategic minority investment from Bonaccord Capital Partners, a US-based private equity firm and a division of Aberdeen Standard Investments. This investment will enable MSouth to undertake development of strategic initiatives to accelerate future growth of the firm.

June 2019

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DC Advisory China & DC Advisory Seoul acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Neusoft Medical Systems on the acquisition of Humanscan

Neusoft Group, the largest MRI and CT scanner manufacturer in China (headquartered in Shenyang) has completed the signing of the definitive agreement for the acquisition of 87.61% stake in Korea-based Humanscan, the world leader in development and manufacturing of single crystal and ceramic-based ultrasound probes.

The acquisition allows the ultrasound business unit of Neusoft Medical Systems to vertically integrate its R&D and manufacturing capabilities, in addition to allowing Neusoft to take advantage of Humanscan’s market-leading technologies.

March 2019

DC Advisory US acted as financial advisor to Digicel Group Limited on its amendment and two-year extension of its holding company indebtedness

DC Advisory acted as financial advisor to Digicel Group Limited, a total communications and entertainment provider operating in 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific, on its amendment and two year extension of its holding company indebtedness through an exchange offer of existing notes. In total, approximately 98% of the $3 billion of DGL indebtedness tendered their Notes in the Exchange.

DC Advisory also acted as financial advisor to Digicel Group Limited and its affiliates in the private placement of $600 million of 8.75% Senior Secured Notes issued by Digicel Holdings (Bermuda) Limited and Digicel International Finance Limited (DIFL).

January 2019

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