Pension Insurance Corporation Group completes £750 million capital raise

New capital supports the continued development and growth of PIC in the pension risk transfer market

Pension Insurance Corporation Group Limited, ultimate parent company of Pension Insurance Corporation plc, the specialist insurer of defined benefit pension schemes, today announces the completion of the previously announced capital raise. PICG’s existing shareholders will invest £750 million of new capital to support the continued development and growth of PIC in the pension risk transfer market.

Reinet Fund S.C.A., F.I.S., a specialised investment fund incorporated in Luxembourg, and the group’s largest shareholder, will invest £437.8 million and have a 46.4% stake in the group. Luxinva, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, will invest £171.6 million and have an 18% shareholding. CVC Strategic Opportunities I will invest £130.6 million and have a 17% shareholding. 60% of the total funds invested will be available to PICG immediately, with the remaining 40% callable upon request before 26 January 2021.

Tracy Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer of PIC, said: “The money we have just raised from our long-term, supportive shareholders will allow us to help increased numbers of defined benefit pension scheme trustees move their risks to a specialist insurer, guaranteeing their members’ benefits for life. The company is financially strong, has a reputation for excellent customer service, and is operating in a huge growth market. This significant investment by our existing shareholders is a vote of confidence in our growth plans.”

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Funds advised by Apax Partners to acquire Cadence Education from Funds advised by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

Investment to support continued growth of a leader in early childhood education

Scottsdale, AZ and New York, NY, February 12, 2020: Funds advised by Apax Partners (the “Apax Funds”) today announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Cadence Education, a leading provider of early childhood education in North America, from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”). The transaction is expected to complete in March 2020. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Cadence Education serves families and students in more than 225 private preschools through a network of over 40 brands, including the company’s flagship Cadence Academy brand. The company’s schools serve children aged six weeks to 12 years. With more than 27 years in business, Cadence Education schools offer a proprietary curriculum developed by experts to give students the skills and confidence necessary to excel in their next phase of education.

The investment from the Apax Funds will support Cadence Education to continue its impressive growth trajectory, including strategic acquisitions and the expansion of core operational capabilities.

Dave Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Education, said: “We are very excited about our new partnership with Apax, which will help drive our continued growth and bring our mission of providing an exceptional education in a fun and nurturing environment to even more children. MSCP has been a great partner to the business, and we thank them for their support.”

Nick Hartman, Partner at Apax Partners, said: “We look forward to working with Dave and the Cadence Education team to continue to execute the strategy that has established the company as a leader in the early childhood education space. Cadence Education’s focus on children and parents delivers industry-leading customer satisfaction which, in combination with a highly-skilled team, positions the company for continued growth.”

David Thompson, Executive Director of MSCP, said: “We are proud to have partnered with Cadence Education to strengthen its educational offering and deepen its position as a leading provider of early childhood education in the US. Cadence Education is deeply committed to its mission of providing high quality education and care to families, and we have appreciated the opportunity to work with Dave Goldberg and the entire Cadence team during this exciting growth period.”

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP served as legal advisor, and William Blair and Lazard Middle Market served as financial advisors to MSCP. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as legal advisor to Apax Partners.

About Cadence Education

Cadence Education is one of the premier early childhood educators in the United States, operating more than 225 private preschools across the country. With more than 27 years in business, Cadence has developed an unparalleled expertise in preparing students to thrive in the next step of their childhood. Cadence Education provides parents with peace of mind by giving children an exceptional education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home. For additional information about Cadence, please visit www.cadence-education.com.

About Apax Partners

Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. Over its more than 40-year history, Apax Partners has raised and advised funds with aggregate commitments of c.$50 billion. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare, and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. For more information see: www.apax.com.

About Morgan Stanley Capital Partners

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, is a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over three decades. Morgan Stanley Capital Partners focuses on privately negotiated equity and equity-related investments primarily in North America and seeks to create value in portfolio companies primarily in a series of subsectors in the business services, consumer, healthcare, industrials, and education markets with an emphasis on driving significant organic and acquisition growth through an operationally focused approach. For further information about Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, please visit: www.morganstanley.com/im/capitalpartners.

Media Contacts

For Apax Partners

Global Media: Andrew Kenny, Apax | +44 20 7 872 6371 | andrew.kenny@apax.com

USA Media: Todd Fogarty, Kekst CNC | +1 212-521-4854 | apax@kekstcnc.com

UK Media: Matthew Goodman / James Madsen, Greenbrook | +44 20 7952 2000 | apax@greenbrookpr.com

Notes to Editors 

London-headquartered Apax Partners (www.apax.com) and Paris-headquartered Apax Partners (www.apax.fr) had a shared history but are separate, independent private equity firms.

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EQT opens office in Sydney — further strengthens Asia-Pacific footprint

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  • EQT opens office in Sydney to support accelerated efforts in the Asia-Pacific region, with specific focus on Australia and New Zealand
  • The Sydney office will be led by Ken Wong, Managing Director and Head of EQT Australia & New Zealand, who has been leading coverage efforts from Singapore and will return home to Sydney as part of the office opening
  • EQT currently holds investments in Australian cloud and managed service provider, Nexon Asia Pacific, and has entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement to acquire 100% of Metlifecare, one of the largest owners and operators of integrated retirement and aged care villages in New Zealand

Sydney, Australia: EQT today announced the opening of an office in Sydney, Australia. The office will be led by Ken Wong, Managing Director and Head of EQT Australia & New Zealand, who was previously based in EQT’s Singapore office and will return home to Sydney as part of the office opening. In alignment with EQT’s local-with-locals approach, the team will seek to find thematic investment opportunities with the support from EQT’s global platform and extensive network.

Ken Wong, Managing Director and Head of EQT Australia & New Zealand commented: “The opening of the Sydney office is a testimony to EQT’s commitment to investing in the region. Australia and New Zealand has an abundance of investment opportunities in EQT’s core sectors, and we have already started to see that EQT’s differentiated approach to active, responsible and growth focused ownership resonate with management teams, founders and corporates.”

Thomas von Koch, Deputy Managing Partner and Chairperson of Asia-Pacific at EQT, commented: “EQT is excited to expand into Australia and New Zealand, markets in which EQT’s Nordic values and unique governance model are well received. EQT has previously had positive experiences from investing in Australia and are encouraged by the recent traction we’re getting in market. We believe that Australia and New Zealand are some of the most interesting markets in the Asia-Pacific region and one where EQT can make a positive impact on portfolio companies as well as local communities. Putting EQT’s flag on the ground in Sydney is part of our global expansion strategy and ambition to establish a local presence across the regions EQT invests in. With a local team in Sydney, EQT is well-positioned to stay close to both its portfolio companies and to capture new investment opportunities in the region.”

EQT made its first investment in Australia in 2014 following EQT Mid Market’s acquisition of I-MED Radiology Network, a leading diagnostic imaging service provider. During EQT’s ownership period, I-MED achieved strong organic growth, established multiple new clinics, entered into new hospital contracts, successfully completed a number of value accretive add-on acquisitions and made significant investments into equipment, new technology and people. The business was divested in 2018.

In July 2019, EQT Mid Market Asia III announced its investment in Nexon Asia Pacific, a cloud and managed service provider who helps clients run more efficiently, create better user experiences and explore bigger opportunities. They are a trusted technology partner for mid-market businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

In December 2019, EQT Infrastructure IV entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement to acquire 100% of Metlifecare shares by way of a scheme of arrangement. Metlifecare is a leading New Zealand owner and operator of integrated retirement and aged care villages, providing rewarding lifestyles and outstanding care to more than 5,600 New Zealanders. Established in 1984, the business has a portfolio of 25 villages in areas with strong local economies, supportive demographics and high median house prices, located predominantly in New Zealand’s upper North Island.

Contact
Ken Wong, Managing Director and Head of Australia & New Zealand, +61 2 9052 4852
Roger Newby, Domestique Consulting, roger@domestiqueconsulting.com.au, +61 401 278 906
EQT Press Office, press@eqtpartners.com

Sydney office address:
EQT Partners Australia Pty Ltd
Level 48, 264 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia

About EQT
EQT is a differentiated global investment organization with a 25-year track-record of consistent investment performance across multiple geographies, sectors and strategies. With strong values and a distinct corporate culture, EQT manages and advises funds and vehicles that invest across the world with the mission to generate attractive returns to the fund investors.

EQT’s talent base and network allow it to pursue a unique value creation approach and thematic investment strategy, with the aim of future-proofing the companies which EQT invests in, creating superior returns and making a positive impact with everything EQT does.

EQT has more than EUR 62 billion in raised capital since inception, currently around EUR 41 billion in assets under management across 19 active funds within three business segments – Private Capital, Real Assets and Credit. EQT is a thought leader within the private markets industry with deep expertise in responsible and long-term ownership, corporate governance, operational excellence, digitalization and sustainability. EQT has offices in 16 countries across Europe, Asia Pacic and North America with more than 700 employees.

More info: www.eqtgroup.com

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Kinnevik AB (publ) (“Kinnevik”) today announced that it has issued SEK 1.5bn in new bonds in the Nordic bond market.

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The SEK 1.5bn bonds have a final maturity of five years and are separated in one SEK 250m tranche with a fixed rate coupon of 1.058 percent, and one SEK 1,250m tranche with a floating rate coupon of the three-month STIBOR plus 0.80 percent. In order to hedge the interest rate risk, Kinnevik has entered into an interest rate swap agreement whereby it will pay a fixed annual interest rate also on the SEK 1,250m.

The bonds are issued under Kinnevik’s Medium Term Note Programme established in February 2020 and the proceeds from the bond issue will primarily be used to partially refinance bonds maturing during 2020.

For further information, visit www.kinnevik.com or contact:

Torun Litzén, Director Investor Relations
Phone +46 (0)70 762 00 50
Email press@kinnevik.com

Kinnevik is an industry focused investment company with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our purpose is to make people’s lives better by providing more and better choice. In partnership with talented founders and management teams we build challenger businesses that use disruptive technology to address material, everyday consumer needs. As active owners, we believe in delivering both shareholder and social value by building long-term sustainable businesses that contribute positively to society. We invest in Europe, with a focus on the Nordics, the US, and selectively in other markets. Kinnevik was founded in 1936 by the Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn families. Kinnevik’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s list for large cap companies under the ticker codes KINV A and KINV B.

 

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Bisnode acquires assets from AXON INSIGHT and strengthens its position in Switzerland

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Bisnode has acquired the customer assets of the Swiss company AXON INSIGHT and thereby expanding its leading position in marketing and decisioning solutions for the banking and insurance industry.

The customer assets which the acquisition include are primarily Banks and Insurance companies. Through combining Bisnode’s comprehensive data with AXON INSIGHT’s market-leading network aggregation and visualization capabilities Bisnode will strengthen its offer in an important market.

“The combination of Bisnode’s and AXON INSIGHT’s data will deliver important insights into the lead-generation process for banks and insurance companies and lead to significantly higher close rates. We are very pleased to have further strengthened our position in the Swiss market,” says Macario Juan, Managing Director, Bisnode Schweiz AG.

Markus Binzegger, CEO AXON INSIGHT continues, “With Bisnode we have found the ideal Smart Data & Analytics provider and I am more than convinced that we mutually will create the greatest possible value for our customers.”

About AXON INSIGHT
AXON INSIGHT AG is a leading provider in the field of relationship analytics. With the help of first-class network analysis functions for processing data from company registers, news and corporate networks, meaningful insights can be determined to drive business development strategies. AXON INSIGHT is part of the AXON Group, which develops pioneering solutions for its customers’ digital transformations with around 700 employees at 18 locations worldwide.

About Bisnode
Bisnode is a leading European provider of Data & Analytics with 2 100 employees in 19 countries. We help companies to find and manage customers throughout the entire customer lifecycle. With our Smart Data approach, companies can increase revenue and minimise losses. Bisnode is the largest strategic partner of Dun & Bradstreet, the global provider of business information.

 

For further information please contact
Macario Juan, Managing Director, Bisnode Schweiz AG, macario.juan@bisnode.com
Markus Binzegger, CEO, AXON INSIGHT, markus.binzegger@axonivy.com
Anna Albinsson, CMO, Bisnode, +46 (0)73 158 56 07, anna.albinsson@bisnode.com
Helene Gustafsson, Head of IR and Press, Ratos, +46 70 868 40 50, helene.gustafsson@ratos.se

About Ratos:
Ratos is a corporate group consisting of 12 companies divided into three business areas: Consumer & Technology, Construction & Services and Industry. In total, the companies have SEK 38 billion in sales and EBITA of SEK 1.8 billion. Our business concept is to develop medium-sized companies with headquarters in the Nordic region that are or have the potential to become market-leading. We make it possible for independent medium-sized companies to excel by being part of something larger. A focus on people and leadership, culture and values are key components of Ratos. Everything we do is based on our core values: Simplicity, Speed in Execution and It’s All About People.


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Kinnevik to invest SEK 150 million in MatHem‘s SEK 500 million funding round, alongside leading pension company AMF

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Kinnevik AB (publ) (“Kinnevik”) today announced that it has committed to invest an additional SEK 150m in a funding round of approximately SEK 500m in MatHem. Also participating in the funding round is Swedish institutional investor AMF, investing SEK 280m to become MatHem’s third largest shareholder with an ownership stake of approximately 10%, as well as MatHem’s existing shareholders Verdane and Clas Ohlson.

MatHem is Sweden’s leading independent pure-play online grocery retailer with a strong household brand built over the past ten years. The company offers a broad range of grocery products and adjacent household consumables, catering to more than half of Swedish households.  With the additional investment of SEK 150m, Kinnevik has invested SEK 1.1bn in total in the company and has an ownership stake of 36%.

With more than SEK 650 billion in assets under management on behalf of four million customers, AMF is one of Sweden’s leading pension companies, one of the largest owners on Nasdaq Stockholm and one of Kinnevik’s largest shareholders. With the investment of SEK 280m AMF becomes MatHem’s third largest shareholder with a 10% ownership stake.

2019 was a transformative year for MatHem, focused on strengthening the organization to build a solid foundation for future growth. As part of the company’s growth ambitions, and to meet increasing customer demand, part of the raised capital will be used to fund the development of MatHem’s new environmentally certified warehouse in Larsboda, Stockholm. MatHem’s new CEO Johan Lagercrantz joined the company in December, bringing with him a breadth of experience from leading positions in the staffing industry and consumer services and a strong track-record of delivering tangible results. Furthermore, MatHem is today announcing two new independent board directors, Lidia Oshlyansky and Nina Jönsson.

Georgi Ganev, CEO of Kinnevik, commented: “MatHem continues to be at the forefront of the transformation in the grocery space, and a clear leader in its core market. We are delighted that AMF has decided to invest in the company and to be part of this journey. The funding round means that the company is well capitalized for the future, allowing Johan and his team to focus on growing the business and improving operational efficiency.”

Anders Oscarsson, Head of Equities at AMF, commented: “We are excited to invest alongside Kinnevik in MatHem as we share their conviction in the significant opportunity in transforming this large market. We have been impressed by the strong team at MatHem and their plans for the future.”

For further information, visit www.kinnevik.com or contact:

Torun Litzén, Director Investor Relations
Phone +46 (0)70 762 00 50
Email press@kinnevik.com

Kinnevik is an industry focused investment company with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our purpose is to make people’s lives better by providing more and better choice. In partnership with talented founders and management teams we build challenger businesses that use disruptive technology to address material, everyday consumer needs. As active owners, we believe in delivering both shareholder and social value by building long-term sustainable businesses that contribute positively to society. We invest in Europe, with a focus on the Nordics, the US, and selectively in other markets. Kinnevik was founded in 1936 by the Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn families. Kinnevik’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s list for large cap companies under the ticker codes KINV A and KINV B.

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Bisnode strengthens its offering within bank account information

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Bisnode has started a strategic partnership with Tink, Europe’s leading open banking platform. The partnership will enable Bisnode to provide bank account data based on Tink’s account aggregation and data enrichment technologies in 7 of its markets across Europe.

“This is an important strategic move for Bisnode to build strength in our future risk and credit offerings,” says CEO Magnus Silfverberg.

The partnership with Tink will strengthen Bisnode’s leadership in the risk and credit space and give customers access to key datasets for risk decisions. In combination with Bisnode’s strong offering in credit reports and credit scores, bank account data will be an important basis for making credit decisions in the near future.

“This will be a game changer for lenders in the future and thus for Bisnode as a key provider of risk and credit data,” says CEO Magnus Silfverberg.

For more information: https://www.bisnode.com/about-bisnode/about-us/news/tink-partnership/

For further information, please contact:
Helene Gustafsson, Head of IR & Press, Ratos, +46 8 700 17 98, helene.gustafsson@ratos.se
Tomas Hedenius: +46 70 247 29 02, tomas.hedenius@bisnode.com
David Nilsson Nannini: +46 722 50 41 79, david.nannini@bisnode.com
About Ratos:
Ratos is a corporate group consisting of 12 companies divided into three business areas: Consumer & Technology, Construction & Services and Industry. In total, the companies have SEK 38 billion in sales and EBITA of SEK 1.8 billion. Our business concept is to develop medium-sized companies with headquarters in the Nordic region that are or have the potential to become market-leading. We make it possible for independent medium-sized companies to excel by being part of something larger. A focus on people and leadership, culture and values are key components of Ratos. Everything we do is based on our core values: Simplicity, Speed in Execution and It’s All About People.


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EQT and OMERS acquire Deutsche Glasfaser, a leading provider of fiber-optic internet access in Germany

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  • EQT Infrastructure and OMERS acquire Deutsche Glasfaser, the fastest growing provider of gigabit internet connections through fiber-to-the-home (“FTTH”) to more than 600,000 households and 5,000 businesses across Germany, creating a more sustainable and inclusive society
  • Deutsche Glasfaser will be combined with EQT Infrastructure IV portfolio company inexio to form a leading FTTH player in rural Germany. EQT Infrastructure will own 51% in the combined group and OMERS will own 49%
  • Over the coming years the combined group is committed to invest over EUR 7 billion into the roll-out of fast-speed internet infrastructure in Germany, thereby significantly contributing to the German government’s plan to provide nation-wide gigabit convergent internet infrastructure by 2025

The EQT Infrastructure IV fund (“EQT” or “EQT Infrastructure”) and OMERS Infrastructure Management Inc. (“OMERS Infrastructure”) (acting on behalf of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans) today announced the agreement to jointly acquire Deutsche Glasfaser (the “Company”) from KKR Infrastructure and Reggeborgh.

Since its establishment by Dutch investor Reggeborgh in 2011, Deutsche Glasfaser invested heavily in fiber infrastructure in underserved rural and sub-urban communities in Germany and today provides high-speed internet access to more than 600,000 households and 5,000 businesses. Deutsche Glasfaser’s scalable network, consisting of more than 30,000 kilometers of fiber-optic infrastructure, together with its best-in-class roll-out machine provides a strong platform for continued growth.

Looking ahead, the management team of Deutsche Glasfaser plans to continue the rapid growth of the Company by pursuing a large-scale deployment of FTTH internet access in rural Germany. FTTH is the fastest, most reliable and future-proof internet connectivity solution available and the only technology that will be able to handle the strongly growing internet bandwidth demands of the future.

Deutsche Glasfaser will be combined with EQT Infrastructure IV portfolio company inexio to form a leading FTTH player in rural Germany as well as one of the leading telco companies in Germany. EQT and OMERS Infrastructure as well as Deutsche Glasfaser’s and inexio’s management teams are convinced that the close collaboration between both companies will accelerate the ramp-up of the FTTH roll-out and create various areas for synergy realization.

Germany is among the countries in Europe with the lowest penetration of FTTH connectivity and will require significant investments over the coming years. Drawing on EQT’s and OMERS Infrastructure’s vast sector experience and strong financial support, the combined group intends to invest over EUR 7 billion over the coming years to further accelerate the fiber roll-out pace in the country’s rural regions. This represents a significant contribution to the German government’s plan to provide a nation-wide gigabit convergent internet infrastructure by 2025.

Uwe Nickl, Chief Executive of Deutsche Glasfaser, said: “We are excited to welcome EQT and OMERS as our new owners and we are fully aligned to further develop Germany’s digital infrastructure. With the industry experience and financial support from EQT and OMERS, Deutsche Glasfaser is well-positioned to take the next step on our growth journey and accelerate the fiber roll-out across Germany. On top, we as a management team are excited to join forces with inexio, which will help us to combine our highly complementary skill-sets and to further accelerate our growth.”

David Zimmer, Chief Executive of inexio, said: “The inexio management team is looking forward to the opportunity of building a leading FTTH provider in Germany with the support of EQT and OMERS, alongside our fellow colleagues at Deutsche Glasfaser.”

Matthias Fackler, Partner at EQT Partners, said: “We have followed Deutsche Glasfaser for some time and are impressed with Uwe Nickl’s and his management team’s commitment to digitizing Germany. EQT has a long history of developing strong fiber companies and looks forward to leveraging this experience, and together with OMERS, contribute to the German government’s plan to deliver nationwide gigabit Internet access by 2025. Deutsche Glasfaser and inexio combined will play a vital role in enabling digital inclusion and sustainable economic growth.”

Marco Pugliese, Managing Director at OMERS Infrastructure, said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with EQT to accelerate the fiber roll-out in Germany’s rural communities. OMERS is eager to support Deutsche Glasfaser’s and inexio’s ambitious growth plans. This investment follows OMERS recent investment to deploy FTTH to more than 8 million homes in France and meets OMERS Infrastructure’s strong desire to seek exposure to essential digital infrastructure in high quality jurisdictions.”

The closing of the transaction is expected in Q2 2020, subject to customary regulatory approval.

With this transaction, EQT Infrastructure IV is expected to be 70-75% invested (including closed and/or signed investments, announced public offers, if applicable, and less any expected syndication).

Contact
Matthias Fackler, Partner at EQT Partners, +49 89 25 54 99 0
EQT Press Office, press@eqtpartners.com, +46 8 506 55 334

About EQT
EQT is a differentiated global investment organization with more than EUR 62 billion in raised capital and around EUR 41 billion in assets under management across 19 active funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 21 billion and approximately 127,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

EQT Infrastructure owns multiple leading providers of Gigabit fiber infrastructure across Europe, including inexio (Germany), Delta Fiber (Netherlands), IP-Only (Sweden) and Global Connect (Denmark/Norway).

More info: www.eqtgroup.com
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About OMERS and OMERS Infrastructure
OMERS Infrastructure manages investments globally in infrastructure on behalf of OMERS, the defined benefit pension plan for municipal employees in the Province of Ontario, Canada. Investments are aimed at steady returns to help deliver sustainable, affordable and meaningful pensions to OMERS members.

OMERS diversified portfolio of large-scale infrastructure assets exhibits stability and strong cash flows, in sectors including energy, transportation and government-regulated services. OMERS has employees in Toronto and other major cities across North America, the U.K., Continental Europe, Asia and Australia. OMERS is one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension funds with net assets of C$97 billion.

More info: www.omersinfrastructure.com

About Deutsche Glasfaser
Deutsche Glasfaser is the fastest-growing provider of fiber optic internet connections for retail and business customers in Germany. In the retail customer segment, growth is driven by rising data volumes and the growing use of video streaming, whilst in the business segment, fiber optic connections for small and medium-sized businesses are the key driver of growth. Just over a decade after its establishment, Deutsche Glasfaser is well positioned in rural and small-town communities in Germany, providing internet access to more than 600,000 households and 5,000 businesses.

More info: www.deutsche-glasfaser.de

About inexio
inexio is a fast-growing provider of broadband connectivity services for retail and business customers in Germany. The Company is well positioned in rural and small-town communities in Southwest and Southern Germany, providing internet access to more than 300,000 households and 6,000 businesses.

More info: www.inexio.net


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JenaValve Technology Closes $50 Million Financing

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Equity Round led by Bain Capital Life Sciences

IRVINE, Calif. (February 5, 2020) – JenaValve Technology, Inc., developer and manufacturer of the
JenaValve Pericardial Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) System for the treatment of
aortic valve disease, announces that it has raised $50 million in an equity financing led by Bain Capital
Life Sciences. Additional participants in the financing included existing investors Andera Partners, Gimv,
Legend Capital, NeoMed Management, RMM, Valiance Life Sciences and VI Partners. The Company
also announces the appointment of Andrew Hack, MD, PhD, Managing Director of Bain Capital, to the
JenaValve Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to complete this financing led by new investor Bain Capital Life Sciences, a wellrespected name in healthcare, as well as strong participation from our existing venture investors,” said John Kilcoyne, JenaValve’s Chief Executive Officer. “This announcement comes on the heels of receiving Breakthrough Device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which
allows for priority review of our Align Clinical Trial for the treatment of symptomatic, severe aortic
regurgitation (AR) and AR-dominant mixed aortic valve disease. Our TAVR system is differentiated in
that no other transcatheter valve device has FDA approval for patients suffering from severe AR who are
at high risk for surgery, which we believe is a multi-billion-dollar market opportunity. This financing
supports our ongoing clinical program and plans to file for U.S. Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE)
approval in the second half of 2020.”

JenaValve is conducting a global multicenter clinical program for the treatment of patients with severe
AR and AR-dominant mixed aortic valve disease who are at high risk for surgery. Following completion
of the HDE portion of the trial, patient enrollment will continue in support of submitting a Premarket
Approval (PMA) application to the FDA under the Breakthrough Device program. The Company also
anticipates filing the JenaValve® for CE mark approval for both aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation in
the second half of 2020.
“We welcome Dr. Hack to our Board and look forward to Bain Capital’s contribution to governance and
strategy,” added Mr. Kilcoyne. “Andrew’s industry knowledge and experience, as well as his success as
an institutional investor and chief financial officer will add valuable perspectives to our Board.”
Dr. Hack commented, “I’m delighted to join the JenaValve Board as the Company works to gain approval
for a solution to a significant unmet medical need. JenaValve’s focus on advancing a breakthrough
technology with the ability to improve patient lives embodies the characteristics we seek at Bain Capital
Life Sciences. We are committed to providing both financial assistance and oversight in support of
JenaValve’s success.”

Dr. Hack has served as a Managing Director at Bain Capital Life Sciences since 2019. He previously
served as Chief Financial Officer of Editas Medicine (Nasdaq: EDIT) and as a healthcare portfolio
manager at Millennium Management. Prior to that, he was a securities analyst at a number of healthcare focused hedge funds and investment banks. Dr. Hack received an MD and a PhD in molecular genetics
and cell biology from the University of Chicago.

About the JenaValve Transfemoral TAVR System
The JenaValve Pericardial TAVR System consists of a bioprosthesis comprised of a self-expanding nitinol
stent with a porcine pericardial valve manufactured using state-of-the-art tissue processing techniques.
The TAVR System is available in three sizes to treat a broad range of aortic annulus diameters.
The JenaValve Pericardial TAVR System is an investigational device, and is not available for sale in the
United States or internationally.

About Bain Capital Life Sciences
Bain Capital Life Sciences (www.baincapitallifesciences.com) pursues investments in biopharmaceutical,
specialty pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics and enabling life science technology companies
globally. The team focuses on companies that both drive medical innovation across the value chain and
enable that innovation to improve the lives of patients with unmet medical needs. Since 1984, Bain
Capital has developed global reach, deep expertise and a proven track record in life sciences industries
across its Private Equity, Credit, Public Equity and Venture business units. Bain Capital Life Sciences
builds on the differentiated skillset and enables the firm to pursue opportunities created by several longterm trends in healthcare.

About JenaValve
JenaValve Technology, Inc., with locations in Irvine, Calif., Leeds, U.K. and Munich, Germany, develops
and manufactures transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) systems to treat patients suffering from
aortic valve disease. The Company is in clinical development of its next-generation transfemoral TAVR
system in both the U.S. and CE mark countries for treating patients with aortic stenosis and/or aortic
regurgitation. In addition to Bain Capital Life Sciences, JenaValve is backed by European and Asian
investors, including Andera Partners (formerly Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners), Gimv
(Euronext: GIMB), Legend Capital, NeoMed Management, RMM, Valiance Life Sciences and VI
Partners. Additional information is available at www.jenavalve.com.
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Medisys announces its first build-up with Sykio, Ogust managersoftware Publisher

Activa Capital

A few months after the partnership of Medisys with Activa Capital and Turenne Santé, the software publisher in the home-care field for dependent people in homes and institutions is pursuing its development with the acquisition of Sykio, publisher of the Ogust Manager software. This transaction enables Medisys to expand its client portfolio to private players in the home-care field for dependent people. Ogust Manager is a full-web and mobile management solution for managing human services activities. Created in 2007, the company is still managed by one of the two founders, Didier Humbert. Newfund, a shareholder since 2012, is selling its stake.With growth of more than 15% per year, Ogust Manager complements Medisys’ SaaS offering with software that is highly appreciated by Medisys’ previously unaddressed private homecare customers. Didier Humbert joins the Medisys management team led by Guillaume Bouillot. Karim Abichat, co-founder, will support the operation by remaining a shareholder.On the occasion of this merger, Medisys has drawn down its additional financing line put in place at the closing of the transaction in May 2019. This transaction underlines the ability of Activa Capital(majority shareholder)to support management teams in the transformation of growing SMEs, particularly through the structuring of external growth operations.Regarding this acquisition, Turenne Santé has brought his sector investor expertise contributing to the consolidation of these two software publishers.Guillaume Bouillot, President of Medisys Holding, said: «Sykio and its Ogust Manager software complement Medisys’ in-home offering with a solution that is perfectly in line with the rapidly growing demands of private structures and franchise networks. We are very pleased to join forces with Didier Humbert and to leverage synergies, particularly commercial synergies, to accelerate the already strong growth of Ogust Manager.»Christophe Parier and Alexandre Masson, Managing Partners of Activa Capital, completed: «Helped byinitial contact initiated before the closing of the Medisys transaction, the combination with Sykio accelerates the development of Medisys and strengthens the company in the medico-social sector. » Mounia Chaoui andGrégory Dupas, Turenne Santé, declared: « We thank all parties for this very nice operation which allows Medisys to offer a complete suite of ERP software for the management of public, associative and private SSIADs and SADs.»

Patrick Malka, co-founder of Newfund, added: We have been accompanying Didier and Karim since 2012. Today a page is turned in the best possible way as this backing of Medisys reflects the founders’ first choice. Congratulations to Medisys and Activa for this operation and good luck to Didier and Karim in their new respective adventures.»Didier Humbert, co-founder of Sykio, stated: «This partnership with Medisys is a great opportunity to enable Ogust to grow faster and continue its sustained pace of innovation in the human services sector. The combination of Medisys and Ogust will enable us to offer a complete technical offering that is unparalleled on the market.

Participants Buyers Medisys:

Guillaume Bouillot Activa Capital: Christophe Parier, Alexandre Masson, Frédéric Singer, Elliot ThiéblinTurenne Santé:Mounia Chaoui, Grégory Dupas Financial Due Diligence: Exelmans (Stéphane Dahan, Manuel Manas, Matthieu Réglade)Social, tax and legal Due Diligence: PwCavocats(Erick Hickel, Nicolas Arfel)Corporate lawyers:Hogan Lovells (Stéphane Huten, Paul Leroy, Alexandre Jeannerot)SellersSykio: Karim Abichat, Didier Humbert Newfund: Patrick MalkaFounders lawyer: ID3 Avocats (Bruno Bibollet)Newfund lawyer: Stance Avocats (Romain Franzetti)Senior financingSeniordebt: Crédit du Nord (Bertrand Descours), Crédit Agricole Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur(Christophe Lejeune), BNP Paribas (Mathias Ronzeaud)

About Medisys

Based in Aix-en-Provence and created in 1991, Medisys is a leading software publisher in the field of home and facilities help and care for dependent persons. Bernard Chevalier, the founder of Medisys, handed over the company in April 2019 to Guillaume Bouillot, a software entrepreneur, associated with the company’s three experienced managers.AboutSykioSykio publishes the management software of the Ogust suite, dedicated to companies and associations of human services, nurseries, cleaning companies and training organizations. The first management software available in SaaS mode, the Ogust range adapts to all specificities (configurable modules or specific developments). Ogust is an innovative French startup based in Paris that designs online management software for human services companies. Its ambition is to enable its customers to develop rapidly thanks to technology (software). Its solutions are used in 8 countries. Ogust offers many functionalities developed mainly to make the organization more efficient, improve the quality of services (extranet access for stakeholders and customers-beneficiaries), improve cash flow (remote transmission CESU) and develop turnover.

About Activa Capital

Activa Capital is an independent private equity company, owned by its partners, characterized by a proactive strategy of supporting growth (organic and external). It currently manages more than €500 million on behalf of institutional investors by investing in French SMEs and Mid-Caps with high growth potential and an enterprise value ranging between €20 million and €100 million. Activa Capital supports its portfolio companies to accelerate their development and international presence, often through active build-upprograms.To learn more about Activa Capital, visit www.activacapital.com

About Turenne Santé

With more than €220 million in assets under management, including more than €120million for FPCI Capital Santé 2 (currently in the fundraising stage), Turenne Santé, Healthcare team of Turenne Group,helps healthcare companies to face challenges related to their growth and transfer.Over the last 20 years, the Turenne Group, a leading private equity firm in France, has helped business owners carry out their innovation, development and transfer projects. As an independent player, the Group managed €1 billion as of 30 June 2019. It employs 61 professionals, including 46 investors, basedin Paris, Lille (Nord Capital), Lyon, Marseille and Metz, who provide assistance to more than 250 business leaders in the healthcare, hospitality, new technologies, distribution or innovative services sectors.The Turenne Group advocates a Socially Responsible Investor approach. It provides financial support and runs the Béatrice Denys Foundation for Therapeutic Innovation, which rewards the most successful projects within French academic medical research, under the auspices of the Foundation for Medical Research.www.turennecapital.com

About Newfund

Founded in 2002 by François Véron and Patrick Malka, Newfund is a €230 million early stage investment fund subscribed by entrepreneurs and family offices committed to entrepreneurial development. In 2019, Newfund has more than 80 active investments, including Aircall, In2Bones and Eqinov. The fund has made some fifteen significant exits, including Luckey Homes (acquired by Airbnb), Medtech SA and Beyond Ratings (acquired by London Stock Exchange Group). Newfund is also one of the only French early-stage funds present in the United States, in Silicon Valley, with already more than 25 companies. More information on:

www.newfundcap.com

Press contacts:Activa Capital:Alexandre MassonChristophe ParierChristelle PiattoManaging PartnerManaging PartnerCommunication Managers+33 1 43 12 50 12+33 1 43 12 50 12+33 1 43 12 50 12alexandre.masson@activacapital.comchristophe.parier@activacapital.comchristelle.piatto@activacapital.comTurenne Santé:Mounia ChaouiJosepha MontanaPartnerCommunications& SRIManager+33 1 53 43 03 03+33 1 53 43 03 03mchaoui@turennecapital.comjmontana@turennecapital.com

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