Highlights

With a strong start to 2019, PE firms are expected to continue driving M&A activity in the region, as a result of more realistic pricing expectations than in other European locations, and fragmented markets in need of generating scale.

The key transactions that took place during the period include:

Consumer, Leisure & Retail

  • Parcom Capital acquired a stake in Nedac Sorbo Mascot, the specialist developer, distributor and marketer of non- and near-food essentials, from Capital A and NPM Capital, for an undisclosed consideration
  • Silverfleet Capital acquired STAXS, the distributor of leading cleanroom consumables brands, for an undisclosed consideration

Healthcare

  • Eurazeo acquired Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center International (DORC), the provider of instruments and equipment for anterior and posterior ophthalmic surgery, from Montagu Private Equity, for an undisclosed consideration

Services

  • GIMV acquired Coolworld Rentals, the full-service rental specialist in cooling and heating equipment, for an undisclosed consideration