Blackstone buys Crescent Capital’s Nucleus Network

Global investment manager Blackstone has agreed terms to acquire clinical trials provider Nucleus Network from Australian private equity firm Crescent Capital. Blackstone head of private equity for Australia, James Carnegie, said the investment would sit as part of the firm’s private equity portfolio. Nucleus Network is Australia’s largest provider of phase-one clinical trials, with facilities […]

Capitalflow bought by Bunq in deal worth €141m

Capitalflow, a specialist business lender founded in 2016, has been acquired by Bunq in a deal valued at around €141m, according to the Dutch challenger bank’s owner. The deal, which was announced last week and is pending regulatory approval by the Dutch financial regulator, is set to give Capitalflow improved access to funding at competitive […]

Shakira Sells the Rights to Her 145-Song Catalog to Hipgnosis

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd. snapped up the 145-song catalog of Colombian pop star Shakira, doubling down on the thesis that hit records have become an attractive asset class. The deal on Wednesday continued a busy 2021 for the London-based song-rights investment company, which last week announced deals for rights to music by producer Jimmy Iovine, […]

Ska Fab purchased by private equity firm

Hanover Partners will bring capital infusion; manufacturing in Durango likely to benefit Ska Fab, the company started by Durango microbrewer Matt Vincent, a partner in Ska Brewing, and Durango machinist Dan Morris to meet the manufacturing needs of craft brewers, has been purchased by a private equity firm, Hanover Partners. Ska Fabricating, more commonly known […]

Tilley Chemical Company partners with SK Capital

Funds advised by SK Capital Partners have made a controlling investment in Tilley Chemical Company, a distributor and value-added service provider of specialty chemicals and lubricants.  SK Capital’s investment will serve as the basis for a new strategic partnership with the Tilley family, who will continue to retain a significant ownership stake and involvement in […]