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Global Toy Leader Schleich Launches US Search for a Child Chief Storytelling Officer

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:20pm

"We certainly spend plenty of time at Schleich thinking about animals and fantasy characters. But you might be surprised by how much of our time goes to thinking about storytelling and imagination, the true cornerstones of our brand," said Kelli Masilun, Director of Marketing, North America at Schleich USA. "But since our office is full of grownups, we often find ourselves in need of the type of storyful inspiration that can only come from our world's greatest storytellers--kids themselves."

Key Points: 
  • Schleich believes that storytelling sparks imagination and play, which help prepare kids to change the world.
  • "We certainly spend plenty of time at Schleich thinking about animals and fantasy characters.
  • Founded more than 80 years ago by Friedrich Schleich in Schwbisch Gmnd, Schleich is one of Germany's largest toy manufacturers and a leading international provider of figurines.
  • As a global player with Swabian roots, Schleich currently generates more than half of its sales outside its core market in Germany.

Digital Engineering Services Companies, a surefire weapon in the PE Investment Arsenal, says Zinnov

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:30pm

The global Private Equity (PE) landscape, Zinnov stated, has had an increasing focus on Digital Engineering and its evolution over the last six years.

Key Points: 
  • The global Private Equity (PE) landscape, Zinnov stated, has had an increasing focus on Digital Engineering and its evolution over the last six years.
  • Zinnov investigated multiple parameters across transactions, including deal types and sizes, valuations, and multiples on the buyer side to understand the accelerated investments in the Digital Engineering space.
  • New-age technologies have become a strategic tool to strengthen businesses across industries, and Digital Engineering Service Providers are a critical cog in that endeavor, noted the study.
  • Recently, Zinnov acted as the sole commercial advisor to a UK-based PE firm, BC Partners ("BC Partners"), on their investment in Valtech, a global leader in digital services and business transformation.

Digital Engineering Services Companies, a surefire weapon in the PE Investment Arsenal, says Zinnov

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:30pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Zinnov, a leading global management and strategy consulting firm's recent study "Investment and Value Creation in the New Digital Normal" evaluated the global Digital Engineering Services space by analyzing 3000+ PE transactions in the overall Technology Services segment across buyouts, growth capital, and add-on acquisitions. The global Private Equity (PE) landscape, Zinnov stated, has had an increasing focus on Digital Engineering and its evolution over the last six years. Zinnov investigated multiple parameters across transactions, including deal types and sizes, valuations, and multiples on the buyer side to understand the accelerated investments in the Digital Engineering space. It also assessed key parameters such as revenue, EBITDA, growth, headcount, delivery regions, type and quality of service offerings, etc., on the asset side.

Key Points: 
  • The global Private Equity (PE) landscape, Zinnov stated, has had an increasing focus on Digital Engineering and its evolution over the last six years.
  • Zinnov investigated multiple parameters across transactions, including deal types and sizes, valuations, and multiples on the buyer side to understand the accelerated investments in the Digital Engineering space.
  • New-age technologies have become a strategic tool to strengthen businesses across industries, and Digital Engineering Service Providers are a critical cog in that endeavor, noted the study.
  • Recently, Zinnov acted as the sole commercial advisor to a UK-based PE firm, BC Partners ("BC Partners"), on their investment in Valtech, a global leader in digital services and business transformation.

CI Financial Establishes U.S. Headquarters in Miami

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 12:30pm

CI Financial Corp. (CI) (TSX: CIX ; NYSE: CIXX), a diversified global asset and wealth management company, announces the establishment of its U.S. headquarters in Miami.

Key Points: 
  • CI Financial Corp. (CI) (TSX: CIX ; NYSE: CIXX), a diversified global asset and wealth management company, announces the establishment of its U.S. headquarters in Miami.
  • Establishing the Miami headquarters serves as a natural evolution of CIs expansion in the U.S.
  • Miami is an incredible place to establish our U.S. headquarters and support our fast-growing U.S. business, said Kurt MacAlpine, Chief Executive Officer of CI Financial.
  • CI Financial is the largest financial institution to ever place a headquarters in South Florida, said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

Glenfarne Group and Partners Group Announce New EnfraGen and Prime Energia Chile Management Appointments

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 9:16pm

As President of Prime Energia Chile, Mr. Cienfuegos will serve as a senior advisor to the companys leadership team.

Key Points: 
  • As President of Prime Energia Chile, Mr. Cienfuegos will serve as a senior advisor to the companys leadership team.
  • Mr. Cienfuegos said, It has been an honor to serve as CEO of Prime Energia Chile working with Glenfarne, Partners Group, and the EnfraGen and Prime Energia Chile teams to start and grow a new business that has become a vital part of the Chiles energy infrastructure.
  • I am excited for Primes future and am glad to continue being part of the Prime Energia Chile team as the business grows.
  • I look forward to working with the talented EnfraGen and Prime Energia Chile teams to accomplishing our ambitious objectives.

KKR to Present at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 9:30pm

KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) announced today that Eric Mogelof, Partner and Global Head of KKRs Client & Partner Group, will present at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 10:30 AM ET.

Key Points: 
  • KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) announced today that Eric Mogelof, Partner and Global Head of KKRs Client & Partner Group, will present at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 10:30 AM ET.
  • KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions.
  • KKRs insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group.
  • For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR's website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

EQS-News: Partners Group to sell Straive, a leading provider of technology-driven content and data solutions

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 10:02am

Partners Group to sell Straive, a leading provider of technology-driven content and data solutions

Key Points: 
  • Partners Group to sell Straive, a leading provider of technology-driven content and data solutions
    Partners Group acquired a majority stake in Straive, then known as SPi Global, in 2017
    Under Partners Group's ownership, Straive has transformed into a technology-driven business with strong positions in the Research Content, EdTech and Data Solutions markets
    Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, has, on behalf of its clients, agreed to sell Straive (or "the Company"), a leading global provider of technology-driven content and data solutions, to funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia ("BPEA").
  • Established in 1980 and headquartered in Singapore, Straive provides a suite of technology-driven platforms and services for the creation, enrichment, and dissemination of e-learning content, research content, and specialized data solutions.
  • Under Partners Group's ownership, Straive has transformed from a provider of primarily content services into a technology-driven content, data, and EdTech solutions company.
  • We believe together with Ratan's team, Straive is now positioned as a leading, future-ready provider of critical content, data, and EdTech platform services.

EQS-News: Partners Group to acquire leading Indian wired broadband service provider, Atria Convergence Technologies

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 3:06pm

Partners Group to acquire leading Indian wired broadband service provider, Atria Convergence Technologies

Key Points: 
  • Partners Group to acquire leading Indian wired broadband service provider, Atria Convergence Technologies
    Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, has agreed, on behalf of its clients, to acquire Atria Convergence Technologies ("ACT" or "the Company"), one of India's largest providers of high-speed fiber-optic broadband, from Argan (Mauritius) Limited and TA Associates.
  • Headquartered in Bangalore with over 7,000 employees, ACT is a leading multi-service operator offering a package of internet, TV, data, and other broadband services.
  • ACT has high customer retention rates and delivers reliable broadband, strong uptime, and quality customer service.
  • Manas Tandon, Managing Director, Private Equity, Partners Group, says: "ACT is on the frontline of digitization in India, providing fast, reliable broadband to millions of homes in the country.

EQS-News: Partners Group to sell Brazil's leading fresh food retailer Hortifruti Natural da Terra to Americanas

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 3:43pm

Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, has agreed, on behalf of its clients, to sell Hortifruti Natural da Terra ("Hortifruti" or "the Company"), Brazil's largest fresh food retail chain, to Brazilian conglomerate Americanas S.A. ("Americanas").

Key Points: 
  • Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, has agreed, on behalf of its clients, to sell Hortifruti Natural da Terra ("Hortifruti" or "the Company"), Brazil's largest fresh food retail chain, to Brazilian conglomerate Americanas S.A. ("Americanas").
  • Tiago Andrade, Head of So Paulo, Private Equity, Partners Group, says: "We are extremely proud of our successful work with Hortifruti Natural da Terra.
  • Thiago Picolo, Chief Executive Officer, Hortifruti, comments: "During our partnership with Partners Group, Hortifruti experienced strong growth and a cultural transformation, becoming the leading omnichannel fresh foods retailer in Brazil, which local communities have counted on during the pandemic.
  • We are grateful to Partners Group for their years of hard work and feel well-positioned to continue growing as part of the Americanas family."

DGAP-News: AURELIUS Equity Opportunities reports continued strong numbers in the first half of 2021 - Disproportional increase in operating EBITDA

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 7:02am

At EUR 124.1 million, the EBITDA of the combined Group was less than the corresponding year-ago figure of EUR 258 million.

Key Points: 
  • At EUR 124.1 million, the EBITDA of the combined Group was less than the corresponding year-ago figure of EUR 258 million.
  • This amount also includes the gain on the sale of Office Depot Italy completed in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Shareholder value is always at the center of our work," said Matthias Tubl, CEO of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA.
  • I am very optimistic about the further course of the 2021 financial year," said Matthias Tubl, CEO of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA.