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FullSpeed in talks with more prospective targets, managing director says

FullSpeed Automotive, a MidOcean Partners-backed provider of auto aftermarket services and owner of the Grease Monkey and SpeeDee brands, is in active conversations with potential… Read More

Spotlight on SPACs: Fintech in focus

‘Spotlight on SPACs’ is a weekly column that tracks the latest news, data, and analysis on special purpose acquisition companies, drawing on proprietary intelligence from Mergermarket and Dealreporter,… Read More

European LED Lighting: Consolidation set to surge as spotlight on sustainability, ESG bolsters demand

European landscape ripe for M&A Private equity profits from mature, fragmented market; Ardian, Ambienta keen consolidators Smart lighting, horticultural LED applications peak investor interest  … Read More

European LED Lighting: Consolidation set to surge as spotlight on sustainability, ESG bolsters demand

European landscape ripe for M&A Private equity profits from mature, fragmented market; Ardian, Ambienta keen consolidators Smart lighting, horticultural LED applications peak investor interest  … Read More

Mansa plans EUR 15m-EUR 20m funding round – CEO

Mansa, a French micro-lender for freelancers and gig workers, plans to raise a EUR 15m-EUR 20m equity round, co-founder and CEO Ali Rami told Mergermarket.  Read More

Hylomorph plans CHF 6.2m Series B round; receptive to trade sale as of 2023 – CEO

Hylomorph, a Swiss medtech developing biocompatible materials to minimise post-surgical complications in medical implants, plans to raise a CHF 6.2m (EUR 5.7m) Series B round, CEO Simone Bottan told Mergermarket. Read More

SPACs target healthcare, industrials amid regulatory uncertainty

Facing regulatory pressure, special purpose acquisition companies are starting to play defense.   This year, sector advisors say SPACs are increasingly targeting defensive sectors like… Read More

ESG targets driving wave of M&A amid soaring valuations – advisors

Sector-specific ESG targets are driving a wave of M&A transactions but valuations remain a point of contention across deals, with some multiples on specific ESG-focused targets sky-rocketing, according to several advisors.   Read More

Sasol’s South African gas network sale sees Engie and AIIM among bidders – sources

Sasol’s [JSE:SOL] [NYSE:SSL] sale of its South African gas transmission and distribution business has garnered attention from French energy giant Engie [EPA:ENGI], two sources familiar with the matter said. Read More

Chubb Fire & Security draws Bain-Advent consortium in GBP 2bn sale

Buyout groups Bain Capital and Advent International have formed a consortium to explore a bid for Chubb Fire & Security, kicking off a sponsor-dominated battle for the British maker of fire… Read More