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2017-12-05

IK News No 42 Winter 2017/2018

This autumn IK partners, portfolio company heads and CFOs met in Amsterdam for a special summit on finding growth. The focus was the engineering sector, one of IK’s key investment pillars, and the lively conversation spanned everything from tapping aftermarket potential to the rise of the “good-enough” model. IK’s operational focus can also be found in our interview with new Operating Partner Johan Van de Steen, head of the Strategy, Operations and Business Control (SOBC) unit. His team will be renewing efforts to support companies throughout their time with IK, from initial investment to exit.

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2017-11-27

IK Investment Partners to sell Ramudden

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that the IK VII Fund has reached an agreement with funds advised by Triton (“Triton”) to sell the Ramudden Group (“Ramudden” or “the Company”), a leading Nordic provider of work zone safety solutions.

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2017-11-27

IK Investment Partners to sell passive fire protection expert svt Group to Ergon Capital

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is pleased to announce that the IK Small Cap I Fund (“the Fund”) has reached an agreement to sell svt Group (“svt” or “the Company”), a leading provider of passive fire protection products and services as well as restoration management services, to Ergon Capital Partners III (“Ergon”). Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

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2017-11-24

Listing of TCM Group on Nasdaq Copenhagen

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2017-11-22

IK Investment Partners to support Studienkreis

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is pleased to announce that the IK Small Cap I Fund together with Management has reached an agreement to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, (“Studienkreis” or “the Company”), a leading provider of tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in Germany from Aurelius.

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2017-11-17

IK expands its small cap strategy to the Benelux region

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, today announces that Sander van Vreumingen has joined as a Partner responsible for IK’s Benelux Small Cap team.

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2017-11-15

Sale of shares in Actic Group AB to nine high quality investors including Athanase Industrial Partner

Actic International S.à.r.l. (a holding company owned by the IK 2007 Fund) has entered into an agreement to sell 6,647,078 shares in Actic Group AB (publ) ("Actic") to nine high quality Swedish investors, including Athanase Industrial Partner (“Athanase”).

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2017-11-02

OpenSolution to join forces with KDR and CashPoint

OpenSolution, a leading provider of payment solutions in the Nordic region, has signed two new acquisitions; Cashpoint, a Swedish distributor of POS systems and POS terminals, as well as KDR, a leading Norwegian provider of payment solutions. The company thereby strengthens its expertise in selected customer verticales and its position in the Nordic region.

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2017-11-02

IK Investment Partners acquires Debitor Inkasso from BurdaDirect

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is pleased to announce that the IK Small Cap I Fund has reached an agreement with Neue Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, a subsidiary of BurdaDirect, to acquire Debitor-Inkasso GmbH (“Debitor Inkasso” or “the Company”), a German provider of mass debt collection services, focused on recovering overdue claims and debts on behalf of its customers.

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2017-10-29

TCM Group contemplates listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen

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2017-10-13

Bretèche Industrie becomes LINXIS Group

Founded in 1988, Bretèche Industrie has established itself as a clear leader in the sector of specialised equipment solutions. Thanks to strategic acquisitions and a fast-growing performance benefiting from synergies throughout the companies, its footprint has widened. Bretèche Industrie has decided to signify this next generation of growth by becoming LINXIS Group.

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2017-09-28

IK Investment Partners to sell Evac Group to Bridgepoint

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that the IK VII Fund (“the Fund”) has reached an agreement with private equity funds managed by Bridgepoint (“Bridgepoint”) to sell Evac Group (“Evac” or “the Company”), the world’s leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore and building industries.

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2017-09-21

IK Investment Partners to sell Schenck Process to Blackstone

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that the IK 2007 Fund has reached an agreement with private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) to sell Schenck Process (“Schenck”), a global market leader in measuring and process technology.

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2017-08-17

DGI Logan acquires Hadco Services Inc. as part of its diversification strategy

Supported by its shareholder the IK 2007 Fund, which is advised by IK Investment Partners (IK), Doedijns Group International (DGI), through its US subsidiary Logan Industries International Corporation (DGI Logan), has acquired Hadco Services Inc. (Hadco). Hadco is a specialised repair and service company based in Mobile, Alabama.

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2017-08-01

IK News No 41 Summer 2017

We live in an ageing world. Demographics are changing fast, creating a range of long-term social and economic shifts, from rising medical needs to an increased demand for quality of life in later years. IK has a long history of association with the healthcare sector, from care homes for the elderly to the administration of individual pharmaceutical products for the chronically ill. While we are attracted to the long-term positive drivers behind the industry, we also believe that investing in healthcare is part of our role as responsible investors.

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2017-07-31

Marle completes the acquisition of SMB Medical

Marle, the leading European orthopaedic manufacturer backed by IK VII Fund since 2016, is accelerating its development through the acquisition of SMB Medical. Marle acquired 100 percent of the shares of SMB Holding AG, the parent company of SMB Medical SA, from Swiss Patrimonium Private Equity and various minority shareholders. The transaction was closed on 27 July 2016.

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2017-07-24

IK Investment Partners to enter into exclusive negotiations with Equistone for the acquisition of Bretèche Industrie

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that the IK VIII Fund (“the Fund”) has entered into exclusive negotiations with Equistone Partners Europe ("Equistone") and the management team to acquire a majority stake in Bretèche Industrie Group (“Bretèche” or “the Group”), a global leading manufacturer of industrial equipment for the production of food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products. The management team will reinvest alongside the Fund. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed and the completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

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2017-07-05

IK Investment Partners to support Third Bridge

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that the IK Small Cap I Fund has reached an agreement with the founders and the management team to acquire a minority stake in Third Bridge (or “the Company”), a fast-growing primary research provider with a global footprint. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

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2017-06-26

TeleComputing sells consultancy company Kentor to European IT-giant

TeleComputing, owned by the IK VII Fund, has reached an agreement with Sopra Steria (Paris:SOP) (Euronext Paris: SOP) to sell IT consultancy company Kentor with 330 employees and business operations in Stockholm, Göteborg and St. Petersburg. Kentor has since 2007 been a company in the TeleComputing group. The agreement means that TeleComputing will cultivate and strengthen the strategic focus on its core business.

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2017-06-23

IK Investment Partners to support Pinard Emballages

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that the IK VIII Fund has reached an agreement with Thomas and Pierre-Olivier Pinard to acquire a majority stake in the family-owned company Pinard Emballages (“the Company”), a leading producer of high-end plastic bottles. The management team will reinvest alongside the IK VIII Fund and will continue managing and developing the Company.

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2017-06-23

IK Investment Partners to sell its stake in Izium

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that the IK Small Cap I Fund has reached an agreement to sell its stake in Izium (or “the Group”), one of the leaders in the French CRM outsourcing market, to Comdata. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

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2017-05-22

Netel acquires 100% of the shares in Nett-Tjenester AS

Netel have made an agreement with the shareholders of Nett-Tjenester AS in Norway for acquiring all shares in the company.

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2017-05-05

IK Investment Partners to acquire Messerschmitt Systems

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is pleased to announce that the IK Small Cap I Fund has reached an agreement with the founder to acquire Messerschmitt Systems AG (“Messerschmitt Systems” or “the Company”), a leading provider of access control and customised guest room management systems for the global hotel industry. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

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2017-05-04

Johan Van de Steen joins IK Investment Partners

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that Johan Van de Steen has joined the firm as Operating Partner as of April 2017. Johan will head IK’s Strategy, Operations and Business Control (SOBC) team.

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2017-04-27

IK Investment Partners to acquire Colisée

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that the IK VIII Fund has reached an agreement with Eurazeo PME and the management team to acquire majority stake in Colisée Group (“Colisée”), a leading player in the elderly care segment in France. The management team as well as the founder will reinvest alongside the IK VIII Fund. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed and completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

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2017-04-18

IK Investment Partners opens Amsterdam office

IK Investment Partners (“IK”), a leading Pan-European private equity firm, announces today that it has opened an office in Amsterdam at UNStudio, 13th floor, Gustav Mahlerlaan 350, 1082 ME Amsterdam.

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2017-04-10

Exxelia refinances its debt structure

Exxelia, the world leading manufacturer of high-performance complex passive components and subsystems focusing on highly demanding end-markets such as civil aeronautics, space and defence, has refinanced and simplified its debt structure.

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2017-04-07

First day of trading in the Actic share

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2017-04-03

Cerelia acquires English Bay Batter

French food company Cerelia, leading producer of ready-to-bake dough and ready-to- heat pancakes in Europe, supported by the IK VII Fund since 2015, is accelerating its development through the acquisition of English Bay Batter, the North American cookie specialist.

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2017-03-28

Listing of Actic on Nasdaq Stockholm

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2017-03-15

OpenSolution acquires Lindberg & Frisk AB

OpenSolution, a leading Nordic payment solution provider, today announced the acquisition of Lindberg & Frisk AB.

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2017-01-13

IK Investment Partners to sell Colosseum Smile to Jacobs Holding AG

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is pleased to announce that the IK 2007 Fund has reached an agreement to sell Colosseum Smile Group, leading provider of private dental care in Scandinavia, to Jacobs Holding AG (“JAG”). Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

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