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10 November 2020

IMA's Board of Directors Approves the Periodic Financial Information at 30 September 2020

SOFIMA's shareholders have finalized the closing with
BC Partners for an investment in IMA. The Board of Directors appointed on 27 October takes office today.

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28 July 2020

The Shareholders of SOFIMA Enter into an Agreement with Funds Advised by BC Partners LLP with Respect to an Investment in IMA SPA

IMA announces preliminary financial information for the first half of 2020 and confirms 2020FY forecast and business plan consensus 2021-2022

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24 June 2020

Garrison Capital Inc. to Merge with Portman Ridge Finance Corporation

Combined Entity To Be Managed by an Affiliate of BC Partners Advisors L.P.

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22 June 2020

Mount Logan Capital Inc. Enters into a Definitive Purchase Agreement Related to the Management Contract of an Interval Fund with $240 million of Assets Under Management

All amounts are stated in United States dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

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29 May 2020

BC Partners-Owned United Group Makes Strategic Investment in Greece’s Forthnet

Third large-scale acquisition and eleventh in total under BC Partners’ ownership.

Expands United Group platform’s presence into Greece and cements its position as the leading telecoms and media operator in South Eastern Europe.

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21 April 2020

BC Partners Hires New Partner to Bolster Investment Team in Europe

Experienced Private Equity investor Pascal Heberling joins BC Partners from ADIA. Mr. Heberling will join the firm’s London office to specialise in healthcare sector investments.

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03 March 2020

GFL Environmental Inc. Prices US$2.2 Billion IPO and Concurrent Offering of Tangible Equity Units

TORONTO, March 3, 2020 /CNW/ - GFL Environmental Inc. ("GFL") announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 75,000,000 subordinate voting shares, which includes 1,638,158 subordinate voting shares to be sold by a selling shareholder, at a price to the public of US$19.00 (or C$25.33) per share and its concurrent offering of 15,500,000 of its 6.00% tangible equity units ("Units"), with a stated amount of US$50.00 (or C$66.67) per Unit.

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28 January 2020

BC Partners to acquire leading Italian frozen patisserie company Bindi

London, UK – January 28th, 2020 – Funds advised by BC Partners LLP (“BC Partners”), a leading international investment firm, have reached an agreement to acquire Pasticceria Bindi S.p.A. (“Bindi”, or “the Company”), a leading Italian producer and distributor of frozen patisserie products within Italy and abroad, from the Company’s family owners.

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06 January 2020

Sundyne announces sale from BC Partners and The Carlyle Group to Warburg Pincus

Denver CO., January 6, 2020 – Sundyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of mission critical flow control equipment, today announced that funds advised by Warburg Pincus, a leading private equity firm focused on growth investing, has agreed to acquire the company from funds advised by BC Partners Advisors L.P. and The Carlyle Group.

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03 December 2019

How PetSmart Solved Its Chewy Problem

Pet-supply stores had long withstood the threat posed by online shopping. This was until Chewy came along. WSJ's Miriam Gottfried tells the story of how PetSmart responded to the new competition.

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13 November 2019

BC Partners Real Estate Announces First Deal

Real Estate Fund acquires Wingate House in Soho.

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07 November 2019

BC Partners-Owned United Group Acquires Vivacom

Second large-scale acquisition within nine months of BC Partners’ ownership
Consolidates United Group’s position as the leading telecoms and media operator in South Eastern Europe.

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16 October 2019

BC Partners' Wautier on how to make LPs 'super happy'

Giving LPs direct exposure to assets via partial exits is a trend set to continue, according to Jean-Baptiste Wautier, the firm's investment committee chairman.

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30 September 2019

How PetSmart Swallowed Chewy - and Proved the Doubters Wrong

The market poo-pooed PetSmart's $3.35 billion purchase of Chewy- a fast-growing online retailer that was sucking away customers from the bricks-and-mortar chain.

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14 August 2019

Presidio, Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by BC Partners

Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Presidio, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSDO) (together with its subsidiaries, “Presidio” or the “Company”), a leading North American IT solutions provider delivering Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Security solutions to create agile, secure infrastructure platforms for commercial and public sector customers, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds advised by BC Partners.

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12 August 2019

Advanced Attracts Investment From BC Partners

British Company poised to accelerate growth with backing of BC Partners and Vista Equity Partners.

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06 August 2019

BC Partners Announces Strategic Minority Partnership with Blackstone

New York, NY - August 6, 2019 – BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, today announced that Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (“BAAM”) has acquired a passive, minority investment in the firm.

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23 July 2019

Group Led by Founder, Chairman & CEO Stephan Crétier and BC Partners to Recapitalize GardaWorld in Transaction Valued at C$5.2 Billion

Transaction marks Canada’s largest private buyout.

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19 July 2019

BC Partners Expands Investor Relations Team with Three New Hires

Latest appointments across London and New York locations mark four senior hires in the past 12 months to support BC's three business lines.

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11 July 2019

BC Partners Announces 12 Promotions

International investment firm BC Partners announces a number of senior promotions, naming one new partner, seven new managing directors and four new principals.

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02 July 2019

BC Partners to Acquire Synthon International Holding B.V.

BC Partners to Acquire Synthon International Holding B.V. , a Global Market Leader in the Development of Complex Generics.

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14 June 2019

Chewy Rings the Opening Bell at the NYSE

Chewy Management and the BC Partners team ring the opening bell at the NYSE.

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14 June 2019

Chewy CEO Sumit Singh on the IPO, competing with Amazon and more

CNBC Interview: Chewy CEO Sumit Singh on the IPO, competing with Amazon and more

10:45 AM ET Fri, 14 June 2019

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13 June 2019

Chewy Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Chewy, Inc. today announced the pricing of the initial public offering of 46,500,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $22.00 per share.

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28 May 2019

„Der Aufwärtstrend hält an“

Der Chef der Beteiligungsfirma BC Partners über den Aufschwung der Private-Equity-Industrie, die Scheu der Beteiligungsmanager vor der Öffentlichkeit und die Chancen für etwaige Zukäufe.

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27 May 2019

Nikos Stathopoulos Discusses BC Partners' Recent Sale of Acuris on Bloomberg TV

Nikos Stathopoulos Discusses BC Partners' recent sale of Acuris and the attractiveness of private equity as an asset class on Bloomberg TV.

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13 May 2019

BC Partners Sells Majority Stake in Acuris to ION Investment Group

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”) announced the sale of a majority
stake in Acuris, a global provider of proprietary financial intelligence, data and analytics, to ION Investment
Group ("ION").

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12 May 2019

Financial Times: Software and data group ION buys Acuris in £1.35bn deal

Financial Times: Software and data group ION buys Acuris in £1.35bn deal.

Private equity group BC Partners agrees to sell the owner of financial information service Mergermarket.

Javier Espinosa and Philip Stafford - London.

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01 April 2019

Merck Completes Acquisition of Antelliq Corporation to Become Leader in Emerging Digital Technology for Livestock and Companion Animals

Merck [NYSE:MRK], known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Antelliq Corporation from funds advised by BC Partners.

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23 January 2019

BC Partners’ Jean-Baptiste Wautier speaks to BFM from the World Economic Forum in Davos

Watch it here

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21 December 2018

Hall of Fame: BC Partners joins the Fund Elite

BC Partners European Capital VII fund has been inducted into Private Equity International’s HEC Private Equity Value Creation Hall of Fame.

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10 October 2018

GFL Environmental and Waste Industries announce Merger Creating Leading Environmental Services Company in North America

TORONTO, Canada and RALEIGH, North Carolina — October 10, 2018 — GFL Environmental Inc. (“GFL”) and Waste Industries announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a transaction

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27 September 2018

BC Partners to Acquire United Group, the Leading Cable and Media Operator in South Eastern Europe

Investment further strengthens ambition of United Group as the regional leader in communication and media KKR maintaining substantial minority stake

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17 July 2018

BC Partners to Acquire Leading Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Software Company NAVEX Global

Vista Equity Partners to Reinvest in NAVEX Global, Partnering in the Company’s Plans for International Expansion and Continued Growth

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22 April 2018

GFL Environmental Inc. Announces $5.125 Billion Recapitalization with New Investors led by BC Partners and OTPP

GFL Environmental Inc. (“GFL” or the “Company”) and investors led by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), including Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“Ontario Teachers’”) and others, jointly announced today their agreement to reca

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08 February 2018

BC Partners to acquire Zest Dental Solutions from Avista Capital Partners

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading international investment firm, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement whereby BC Partners will acquire Zest Dental Solutions (“Zest”) fro

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17 January 2018

BC Partners closes tenth flagship private equity fund at €7bn

BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading private equity firm, today announces the final close of BC European Capital X (“BCEC X” or “the Fund”) at its target size of €7bn. BCEC X is €300mn larger than its predecessor, BC European Capital IX (“BCEC IX”), which raised €6.7bn in 2012.

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11 October 2017

BC Partners-Led Consortium, Including PSP Investments and Ontario Teachers’, Acquires CeramTec, a Leading International Manufacturer and Supplier of Technical Ceramic

A consortium led by Funds advised by leading private equity firm BC Partners, has reached an agreement to acquire CeramTec Group (“CeramTec”) from its current owner Cinven. The Public Sector Pension Investment Board

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18 July 2017

BC Partners to acquire PlusServer, market leader in the managed hosting segment in Germany

Funds advised by BC Partners, a leading private equity firm, have reached an agreement to acquire PlusServer, the market leader in the managed hosting market in Germany, from its parent company GoDaddy (USA). The takeover

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10 July 2017

BC Partners agrees to acquire a majority stake in Pronovias

BC Partners agrees to acquire a majority stake in Pronovias. Alberto Palatchi remains as minority shareholder in the Company as well as member of the Board.

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30 June 2017

BC Partners sells minority stake in Mergermarket Group to GIC

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading private equity firm, have reached an agreement to sell a c.30% stake in the Mergermarket Group (“Mergermarket” or “the company”) to GIC, Singapore’s

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22 May 2017

BC Partners to acquire DentalPro

BC Partners agrees to acquire DentalPro. Funds advised by BC Partners ("BC Partners"), a leading private equity firm, have reached and agreement to acquire DentalPro

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28 April 2017

BC Partners agrees to sell remaining stake in Com Hem

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading private equity firm, have reached an agreement to sell a ca. 18.5% interest (33.9 million shares) in Com Hem Group (“Com Hem”),

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25 April 2017

Hitachi Enters into Agreement to Acquire Air Compressor Manufacturer, Making a Full-scale Entry into the North America Industrial Business

Hitachi Enters into Agreement to Acquire Air Compressor Manufacturer, Making a Full-scale Entry into the North America Industrial Business. Developing digital solutions by acquiring a strong, global sales network.

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24 April 2017

BC Partners to sell SGB-SMIT, the largest independent pure play manufacturer of transformers, to One Equity Partners

Market Leader to Pursue Transformational Acquisition Strategy Amid Strong Sector Growth.

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18 April 2017

PetSmart Announces Agreement to Acquire Chewy, A Leading Online Pet Retailer

Combined Company Provides Most Convenient Customer Experience Across Brick and Mortar and Online Channels.

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03 March 2017

Keter Group completes acquisition of ABM Italia

Keter Group, a BC Partners' portfolio company and one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of quality resin-based household and garden consumer products, has today completed the acquisition of ABM Italia, a manufacturer

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09 February 2017

BC Partners Launches New Credit Platform

Leading international firm hires veteran team to be led by Ted Goldthorpe to lead BC Partners Credit, a new credit platform.

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31 January 2017

BC Partners appoints Alex Ismail as a Managing Partner

BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, has appointed Alex Ismail, former President and CEO of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS), as a Managing Partner.

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19 October 2016

BC Partners to acquire portfolio of mental health hospitals from Acadia

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading European private equity firm, have entered into an agreement to acquire a portfolio of 22 mental health facilities from Acadia Healthcare. The transaction is subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority.

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21 December 2015

BC Partners Completes Sale of Suddenlink to Altice

Altice N.V. (Euronext: ATC, ATCB) today announced it has completed the acquisition of 70% of the share capital of Suddenlink from existing shareholders BC Partners , CPP Investment Board and Suddenlink management. BC Partners and CPP Investment Board have

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12 November 2015

BC Partners acquires Cigierre

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading international private equity firm, have reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Cigierre (“the Company”), Italy’s leading restaurant chain, from the founder and

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16 October 2015

BC Partners to acquire Dümmen Orange

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading private equity firm, have reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Dümmen Orange (“the Company”), the global leader in the floricultural breeding sector, from H2 Equity Partners and the Dü

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14 July 2015

BC Partners acquires Côte Restaurants

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading European private equity firm, have acquired a majority stake in Côte Restaurants Limited (“Côte” or the “Company”), the fast-growing UK restaurant chain. Management will be retaining a significant

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03 June 2015

BC Partners acquires Pharmathen

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading international private equity firm, have reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Pharmathen S.A (“Pharmathen” or “the Company”), a leading European pharmaceutical company. BC Partners will

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20 May 2015

BC Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to Sell 70% Stake in Suddenlink

BC European Capital IX (BCEC IX), a fund advised by BC Partners, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), together with management and other co-investors, announced today that they have signed an agreement, whereby Altice S.A. (“Altice”), a multinational cable and telecommunications company

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19 March 2015

BC Partners completes sale of 25,000,000 ordinary shares in Com Hem Holding AB

Further to the announcement by BC Partners on 19 March 2015, BC Partners has completed the sale of 25,000,000 ordinary shares (the "Placing Shares") representing 12% of the issued share capital of the Company at a price of SEK 76 per Placing Share.

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02 March 2015

BC Partners confirms pricing for OVS’s global offering of ordinary shares in its initial public offering

Funds advised by BC Partners ("BC Partners") are pleased to announce that OVS S.p.A. ("OVS"), the market leading value fashion retailer in Italy, has announced the price for the Global Offering of its ordinary shares for listing

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15 January 2015

Holtzbrinck publishing group and BC Partners announce agreement to merge majority of Macmillan Science and Education with Springer Science+Business Media

Merger will create a leading publishing group with c. EUR 1.5 billion turnover and 13,000 employees

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05 January 2015

BC Partners to sell stake in Migros

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading private equity firm, have reached an agreement to sell half of their remaining 80.5% shareholding in Turkey’s largest supermarket chain, Migros Ticaret A.Ş., (“Migros” or t

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15 December 2014

Consortium led by BC Partners to Acquire PetSmart for $83.00 per Share in Cash

Consortium led by BC Partners to Acquire PetSmart for $83.00 per Share in Cash.

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12 December 2014

Allflex Acquires SCR

The Allflex Group, owned by funds advised by BC Partners, has signed an agreement to acquire SCR, the global leader in cow monitoring technologies.

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05 June 2014

BC Partners to sell Spotless to Henkel

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading European private equity firm, have reached an agreement to sell Spotless Group SAS (“Spotless” or the “Company”) to Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (“Henkel”) for an enterprise value of

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24 March 2014

BC Partners to acquire CarTrawler

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading European private equity firm, have reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in car rental technology platform CarTrawler (the “Company”) from the Company’s founders

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17 February 2014

Starr Investment Holdings and Partners Group To Lead Acquisition of Multiplan From BC Partners and Silver Lake

Market leader positioned for sustained growth and continued leadership in tech-enabled healthcare cost management solutions.

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29 November 2013

BC Partners to acquire Mergermarket from Pearson Plc

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), an international private equity firm, have reached an agreement to acquire the leading financial information company The Mergermarket Group (“Mergermarket” or “the Company”) from Pearson Plc.

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06 November 2013

Office Depot and Office Max Complete Merger

Office Depot, Inc. and OfficeMax Incorporated today announced the completion of their merger of equals, creating a stronger, more competitive and more efficient global provider of office products, services and solutions. The combined company will use the

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23 September 2013

Foxtons lists on the London Stock Exchange

Foxtons Group plc (“Foxtons” or “the Company”), a leading London estate agency, priced its Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange on 20 September 2013, with conditional trading commencing at the top of the expected pricing range at 230 pence per share.

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19 June 2013

BC Partners to acquire Springer Science + Business Media

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), the European private equity firm, together with management have agreed to acquire the leading global STM publisher Springer Science + Business Media (“Springer” or the “Company”), from EQT Partners and the

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10 June 2013

Office Depot And OfficeMax Stockholders Approve Merger Of Equals to Create $18 Billion Global Office Solutions Company

Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP) and OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE:OMX) announced on the 10 June 2013 the results of their retrospective special meetings of shareholders. OfficeMax stockholders voted to approve the merger and adopt the Agreement and Plan of M

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03 May 2013

BC Partners to acquire Allflex from Electra Partners

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), a leading European private equity firm, today reached an agreement to acquire Allflex Holdings (“Allflex” or “the Company”), the global leader in animal identification, from Electra Partners for $1.3 billion. The transaction is subject to consultation with the relevant works council in France and certain regulatory approvals.

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18 April 2013

Intelsat lists on the New York Stock Exchange

Intelsat S.A., which operates the world’s largest satellite services business, announced its Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange on 18 April 2013. The company’s stock trades under the ticker "I".

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20 February 2013

OfficeMax and Office Depot Announce Merger of Equals to Create $18 Billion Global Office Solutions Company

OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE:OMX) and Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP) announced on 20 February 2013 the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which the companies would combine in an all-stock merger of equals transaction.

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30 October 2012

Takeover of the Temmler Group by the Aenova Group

The Aenova Group, one of the leading companies in the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, is in the process of taking over the Temmler Group.

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06 August 2012

BC Partners to acquire Aenova Group from Bridgepoint

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”) are acquiring the Aenova Group, one of the leading international service providers in the pharmaceuticals and health care industry.

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25 July 2012

The Carlyle Group and BC Partners Agree to Acquire Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial from United Technologies for $3.46 Billion

Industrial Products Manufacturer is Poised for Growth Under New Ownership.

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07 June 2012

Brachem Acquisition S.C.A. sells remaining shares of Brenntag AG

6.9 million shares for a total price of EUR 611 million sold. 100 percent of shares in free float.

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23 February 2012

Brachem Acquisition S.C.A. reduces holding in Brenntag AG

Brachem Acquisition S.C.A. Luxembourg announced today that it has successfully sold 7.0 million shares of its remaining share in Brenntag AG.

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21 February 2012

BC Partners fundraising hits €6.5bn cap

BC Partners announces the final closing of BC European Capital IX having successfully attained the Fund’s hard cap of €6.5bn in investor commitments.

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30 September 2011

BC Partners sells its 40% stake in BDR Thermea to Remeha Group BV

BC Partners today announces that Brave B Lux SA, a company owned by funds it advises, has signed an agreement to sell its 40% stake in the BDR Thermea Group, a world leading manufacturer and distributor of heating systems and services, to its parent company

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21 July 2011

BC Partners to acquire Com Hem

BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Com Hem, Sweden's leading TV, broadband and telephony company, from The Carlyle Group ("Carlyle") and Providence Equity Partners ("Providence").

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30 June 2011

BC Partners today closed the acquisition of 78.7% of Gruppo Coin and will launch a mandatory tender offer on the remaining shares of the company

Today Icon S.p.A., company controlled by the funds advised by BC Partners, has closed the acquisition of the shares in Gruppo Coin held by Financiere Tintoretto through Giorgione Investimenti S.p.A., representing the 69.3% of the Company share capital,

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26 May 2011

BC Partners sells its stake in Médica

Today TBU-3 International SA, controlled by funds advised by BC Partners, announced the sale, at €161 per share, of a 9.5% stake in Médica (MDCA FP) to a subsidiary of Batipart, a real estate and healthcare investment company, and of an 18.6% stake

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29 March 2011

BC Partners acquires Nille

Herkules Private Equity Fund II has entered into an agreement to sell discount retailer Nille to BC Partners.

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18 March 2011

BC Partners to acquire Phones4u

Investment funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”) have today agreed to the purchase of Phones4u, one of the UK’s leading independent sales channels for mobile phone connections and related insurance products, from Providence Equity Partners LLC

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01 October 2010

Brachem Acquisition S.C.A reduces holding in Brenntag AG to 49.61 per cent

Brachem Acquisition S.C.A Luxembourg today announced that it has successfully sold 30.10 per cent of its remaining stake in Brenntag AG (ISIN DE000A1DAHH0) (equivalent to 21.36 per cent of the outstanding share capital) to institutional investors at 60.75

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26 August 2010

BC Partners and Silver Lake complete acquisition of MultiPlan, Inc.

Multiplan Inc. today announced the completion of the acquisition by BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, and Silver lake, the world's largest private investor in technology.

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09 July 2010

BC Partners and Silverlake to acquire Multiplan

BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, and Silver Lake, the world's largest private equity investor in technology, announced today that they have agreed to acquire Multiplan Inc., a transaction-based heathcare cost management company th

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