Deal Diary

Welcome to Acquisition International’s Deal Diary, the place where we showcase exciting deals from across the globe. With each diary entry, we’ll be taking a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the deal in question and will be venturing behind the scenes to take a look at the dedicated professionals involved in ensuring its success.

Here you will discover the most active deal makers and a comprehensive catalogue of the transactions they have been involved with.

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Within 24 hours of booking, we'll upload your deal and company profile - including contact details and links to your homepage - right here on our site, putting you and your firm in front of
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You will, of course, get a full company bio, including your contact details and fully clickable links direct to your website, and to make sure the people who matter will be able to find every deal you and your firm have been involved in at the click of a button, all of the deals posted on the Deal Diary site are incredibly easy to search by firm name, individual name, sector or region. We even have an automatically updated deal leaderboard (right). 

Tier 2: The Newsletter - Direct to 108,000 subscribers!

Your involvement in the deal will be featured on our weekly Deal Round-Up newsletter,  published via email every Thursday to a global audience of  108,000. Your deal write-up will also include hyperlinked images and logos, taking readers straight to your homepage. That’s a potential 108,000 clicks every month!

Tier 3: The Publication - Sent to 108,000 people in 170 countries!

The deal and your involvement will appear in the Deal Diary section of our monthly magazine, distributed to 108,000 people in 170 countries around the world. This is where you can tell us all about the deal and how you made it happen, providing the perfect opportunity to shout about your firm’s experience, expertise and the great work you’ve been doing.


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Silver Bay Realty Trust Buys 2,373 Properties in USD 252.2m Deal
April 22, 2015
Xplore Agrees to Purchase Motion Computing
April 22, 2015
Coca-Cola to Acquire Chinese Beverage Firm for $400.5 Million
April 22, 2015
Equistone Partners Europe Closes Fund V at €2bn Hard Cap
April 22, 2015

Equistone Partners Europe Closes Fund V at €2bn Hard Cap

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Fund Closure

Equistone Partners Europe Limited (“Equistone”), one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity investors, today announces the successful final closing of Equistone Partners Europe Fund V (“EPEF V”) with total capital commitments of €2bn.

The Equistone team will also make a commitment to EPEF V alongside the institutional investors. The fundraising has been completed just six months after being launched in early October 2014 and has exceeded its initial target of €1.75bn, closing at its hard cap of €2bn.

Consistent with previous Equistone funds, EPEF V will continue to invest in European buyouts valued between €50m and €300m, targeting well-positioned businesses with strong growth prospects. EPEF V attracted substantial commitments from a wide range of major institutional investors including pension funds, fund of funds, sovereign wealth funds, and insurance companies. Commitments came from 43 institutional investors in Europe, North America and the rest of the world. Of the €2bn commitments raised, approximately 80% came from existing investors in prior Equistone funds with the proportion of capital raised from North America increasing to 29%. Capital from Europe accounted for 47% of the Fund with Asia and the Gulf contributing 24% of commitments.

Guillaume Jacqueau, Managing Partner of Equistone, commented:

“This fund close is another key milestone in the continued development of Equistone and its appeal to investors is testament to the strong returns generated from previous Equistone funds as well as the successful first three years of investing Fund IV.  We pride ourselves on identifying companies with strong growth potential and high calibre management teams, working in close partnership to build market leading businesses. We remain excited about the opportunities within the European mid-market and the ability of our experienced team to take advantage of these.”

Christiian Marriott, Partner and head of fundraising, said:

“We are hugely proud to have achieved such a strong level of support from our existing investors, who showed faith in us in 2011 when we raised our first fund under independent ownership.  Equally, it has been very encouraging that we have been able to attract commitments from a number of high calibre new relationships from across the world.”

The fundraise follows an active period for Equistone in which it has successfully completed 9 investments and 10 realisations since January 2014 across the UK, France and Germany with key highlights including:

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Nokia Acquire Alcatel-Lucent
April 15, 2015
Motor Fuel Group acquires 90 Shell filling stations
April 15, 2015
One Sheldon Square Acquired for £210 million
April 15, 2015
Klass Capital Acquires Resolver Inc.
April 15, 2015
AVIC Acquires Fourth US Aviation Firm
April 15, 2015
BlackHawk Industrial buys Packaging Inc., Pioneer Tool Supply
April 15, 2015
Mountain Capital Acquires Zep
April 15, 2015
AIXTRON Acquires PlasmaSi
April 15, 2015
Alamos Gold, AuRico Gold merging in $1.5 billion deal
April 15, 2015
LinkedIn to Acquire
April 14, 2015
Arctic Cat Acquires Motorfist
April 8, 2015
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