private equity


Qvantum Continues European Expansion

Award-winning Swedish heat pump company Qvantum has added a Netherlands location to the UK and Germany and appointed a managing director at its new subsidiary. Mark Vellinga joins as the CEO of Qvantum Energietechnologie B.V., bringing an extensive background that includes serving as the commercial director of one of the leading heat pump companies in…


GMB Responds to Sale of Wilko Distribution Centre to Brookfield

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) should be expanded to counter the ever-growing influence of private equity investors in the UK high street, says GMB Union. Canadian asset manager Brookfield has agreed to buy the lease on Wilko’s 1.1 million sq ft distribution centre in Worksop, Nottinghamshire for £88 million. Wilko originally sold the distribution centre to DHL for £48 million only…

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Thoma Bravo and JMI Equity Merge and Rebrand Condeco, iOffice and + SpaceIQ

Tech private equity firm Thoma Bravo and Baltimore-based JMI Equity have launched Eptura™, a provider of workplace technology solutions with a reach of 16,000 customers and combined user base of 16.3 million established by the merger and rebrand of Condeco, iOffice and + SpaceIQ. The move follows previous announcements by the private equity companies who…


RO Capital Partners Backs AI Liquid Sensor Business

RO Capital Partners (ROCP), the RO Group’s venture capital arm, has led an investment round in AI and machine learning liquid sensor business InferSens alongside the Oxford Innovation Fund and Bruce Melizan, the former managaing director of  Interserve’s support services division.  ROCP’s contribution comprises £309,000 of the total £870,000 raised, which will be used as…

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