airteam secures contract in connection with new underground line in Copenhagen

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airteam has secured a major ventilation and cooling contract in connection with construction of a new underground line to Copenhagen’s Sydhavn district. The project includes installations at five stations and two crossings.

airteam is carrying out the project for the contractor TUNN3L JV, a joint venture between the French company Vinci and the German Hochtief. The project is expected to be finished in 2024, with the start scheduled for 2021.

“This is an interesting project that will mean a lot for Copenhagen and its inhabitants for years to come. I’m proud that airteam has been chosen as a ventilation contractor in the construction of the new underground line to Copenhagen’s Sydhavn. This is a project that includes both cooling, traditional ventilation facilities and a solution for the tunnels’ fire ventilation system.

airteam was chosen based on our vast know-how, which is the result of many years of work in comfort and industrial ventilation, and not least based on our previous ventilation contract carried out at the underground at Nordhavn Station. As we accumulate further competence in this field, we will be well positioned for future infrastructure projects in Denmark, Sweden and other Nordic countries,” says Poul Pihlmann, CEO of airteam.

“This contract award is a proof of the strong position airteam has in the Danish market. As airteam has grown and delivered high levels of quality and customer satisfaction, we are now being invited to bid on the largest ventilation projects in Denmark. We remain optimistic about the future of our Danish operations, and about the potential to build the same position in the growing Swedish operation,” says Christian Johansson Gebauer, Head of Business Area Construction & Services, Ratos.

For further information, please contact:
Helene Gustafsson, Head of IR and Press, Ratos, +46 70 868 40 50, helene.gustafsson@ratos.se
Christian Johansson Gebauer, Head of Business Area Construction & Services, Ratos, +46 8 700 1700

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Nordic Capital increases its shareholding in Norwegian Finans Holding ASA

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Nordic Capital Fund IX (“Nordic Capital”) has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Cidron Xingu Limited, last night acquired 7,598,162 shares in Norwegian Finans Holding ASA (“Bank Norwegian”) from a group of sellers including Green 91 AS, a company owned by Lars Ola Kjos, at a price of NOK 35 per share. The acquisition was made to strengthen Nordic Capital’s position as the largest shareholder and following the transaction, the holding will amount to 30,646,498 shares, corresponding to 16.4% of the total shares outstanding. In total, Nordic Capital and Sampo collectively own 42,472,603 shares, corresponding to 22.7% of Bank Norwegian following the transaction.

In August 2019, Nordic Capital together with Sampo signed an agreement to become the largest shareholders in Bank Norwegian. The acquisition was completed in October 2019.

Nordic Capital has extensive experience and a strong track record in the financial services sector in the Nordic region and continues to see Bank Norwegian as an interesting company with strong growth potential.


Press contact
Katarina Janerud, Communications Manager
Nordic Capital Advisors
Tel: +46 8 440 50 50
e-mail: katarina.janerud@nordiccapital.com

 

About Nordic Capital
Nordic Capital is a leading private equity investor with a resolute commitment to creating stronger, sustainable businesses through operational improvement and transformative growth. Nordic Capital focuses on selected regions and sectors where it has deep experience and a long history. Core sectors are Healthcare, Technology & Payments, Financial Services and Industrials & Business Services. Key regions are Northern Europe and globally for Healthcare. Since inception in 1989, Nordic Capital has invested more than EUR 14.5 billion in over 110 investments. The Nordic Capital vehicles are based in Jersey. They are advised by several non-discretionary sub-advisory entities based in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, the UK and the US, any or all of which are referred to as Nordic Capital Advisors. For further information about Nordic Capital, please visit www.nordiccapital.com

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Belgian wallpaper producer Grandeco expands its shareholder base

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20/03/2020 – 07:30 | Portfolio

Grandeco announces a reorganisation of its shareholder base: Down2Earth Capital (D2E) comes in as majority shareholder, while Gimv and management remain on board and reinvest significantly. By broadening the investor group, Grandeco seeks to strengthen its position as a future-proof market leader in decorative wallpaper, including through potential strategic acquisitions.

Grandeco Wallfashion Group Belgium (Tielt – BE, www.grandecogroup.com) is one of the world’s leading wallpaper producers. With a state-of-the-art Belgian production plant and a compound average growth rate of 3.2% in recent years, it is largely outperforming the market. Grandeco has six sales offices in Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Poland, Russia and Germany, a dynamic team of more than 300 employees and is represented in more than 80 countries. Today, Grandeco is an innovative, customer-oriented group that responds to the demand for a personal style in a global market through distinguished collections and digital printing.

Patrick Molemans, CEO Grandeco, about this transaction: “With Gimv’s unconditional support we have succeeded in transforming ourselves into an attractive and strongly market-oriented company. The time is now right to shift up a gear: with new shareholder D2E we want to further strengthen Grandeco’s market power going forward. With carefully targeted acquisitions and a continued  focus on organic growth and returns, we will maintain our  leading sustainable position (product range and customer portfolio) and achieve the best results in the worldwide market for decorative wallpaper.”

Tom Van de Voorde, Managing Partner Gimv and contact person for Grandeco so far: “After the difficult years at the time of the financial and economic crisis in 2008, Grandeco has become the future-proof market leader in decorative wallcovering thanks to the continued efforts of its staff and management, through forward-looking investments in growth and technology and through its commercial repositioning.”

Barbara Arnst, Partner in the Connected Consumer platform of Gimv and now part of the deal team, adds: “With a lasting belief in the company we look forward to positioning Grandeco Group even more as a contemporary, digital and sustainable player towards the modern consumer. Together with our partner D2E, we want to further realize the external growth opportunities – including strategic acquisitions.”

Alain Keppens, Partner Down2Earth Capital, about this transaction: “Grandeco is a market performer in a highly fragmented industry, the company has achieved above-average growth and profitability in recent years. In addition to its strong reputation in analogue printing, the company has a clear advantage in the area of digital printing. Together with our partner Gimv and the strong management team, we look forward to further building the company into one of the Pan-European market leaders.”

Grandeco is part of Gimv’s Connected Consumer platform, which invests in companies with a clear vision of the needs and preferences of today’s consumer,

Over the entire period, the investment offered a positive return with only a small impact on the net asset value of Gimv per 30 September 2019. No further financial details on the transaction are being published.

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EQT sets hard cap for EQT IX at EUR 15 billion

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EQT has today set the hard cap for investor commitments of EUR 15 billion for the EQT IX fund. A hard cap refers to an upper limit on the amount of investor commitments accepted as part of the fund. The actual fund size is dependent on the outcome of the fundraising process.

As previously communicated, the target fund size for EQT IX is EUR 14.75 billion and the fund’s investment strategy and commercial terms are expected to be materially in line with the predecessor fund EQT VIII.

Invitation to telephone conference call on Thursday March 19 at 11.30 CET
EQT invites to a telephone conference on Thursday March 19 at 11.30 CET. At the telephone conference, Christian Sinding, CEO and Managing Partner, Caspar Callerström, COO, and Kim Henriksson, CFO, will give a general update and answer questions, among others, around the COVID-19 pandemic (see letter to EQT’s fund investors on EQT’s website).

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Transcript from telephone conference

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Pawel Wyszynski, Shareholder Relations Officer, +46 72 987 36 44
EQT Press Office,press@eqtpartners.com, +46 8 506 55334

The information contained herein does not constitute an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security, and may not be used or relied upon in connection with any offer or solicitation. Any offer or solicitation in respect of EQT IX will be made only through a confidential private placement memorandum and related documents which will be furnished to qualified investors on a confidential basis in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution to persons in the United States of America.  Any securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold without registration thereunder or pursuant to an available exemption therefrom. Any offering of securities to be made in the United States would have to be made by means of an offering document that would be obtainable from the issuer or its agents and would contain detailed information about the issuer of the securities and its management, as well as financial information. The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration.

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 40 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 Pacific and North America with more than 700 employees.

The EQT AB group comprises EQT AB (publ) and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, which includes general partners and fund managers of EQT funds as well as entities advising EQT funds.

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CVC Credit Partners completes financing to support buyout of WesCom Signal & Rescue

Deal marks the third occasion CVC Credit Partners have partnered with Sun European Partners

CVC Credit Partners is pleased to announce that its European Private Debt business has supported the buyout of WesCom Signal & Rescue (“WesCom”) by an affiliate of Sun European Partners. CVC Credit will provide a senior term loan as well as facilities to support WesCom’s expansion plans.

Founded in 1885, WesCom is the global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of pyrotechnic rescue signalling devices. WesCom produces mission critical products which it sells through an extensive global network of over 1,000 ports across 70 countries.

Alex Wyndham at Sun European Partners, commented: “We are very pleased to have partnered with CVC Credit Partners again, we have worked with Neale and his team on multiple occasions before and their experience and knowledge have always added significant value, both prior to and throughout our periods of ownership.”

Neale Broadhead, Head of European Private Debt in CVC Credit Partners’ European Private Debt business, added: “WesCom is the clear leader in a stable market with embedded regulatory growth drivers and limited cyclicality. It provides high-quality and mission critical products to a loyal customer base and is run by an experienced management team. We have supported Sun European Partners in the past and look forward to working with them again as they look to accelerate growth at WesCom.”

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KKR Announces Intra-Quarter Monetization Activity for the First Quarter

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– KKR today announced a monetization activity update for the period from January 1, 2020 through March 12, 2020. Based on information available to us as of today, with respect to the period through March 12, 2020, KKR has earned gross realized carried interest and total realized investment income of approximately $490 million. This is driven primarily by strategic and secondary sale transactions that have closed quarter to-date, as well as dividend and interest income from KKR’s balance sheet portfolio.

The estimate disclosed above is not intended to predict or represent the total revenues for the full quarter ending March 31, 2020, because it does not include the results or impact of any other sources of income, including fee income, losses or expenses. This estimate is also not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for any other period, including the entire year ending December 31, 2020.

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including estimated operating results from certain monetization activities. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “will,” “may” and “believe” or similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in these forward-looking statements, and investors should not place undue reliance on such statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances, except as required by law.

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or
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Latour acquires Waterloo Air Products

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Investment AB Latour has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Swegon Group AB, acquired Waterloo Air Products, a leading manufacturer of grilles and diffusers in the UK. The company was founded in 1961 and has 140 employees with the head office and manufacturing located in Aylesford. Net sales in 2019 amounted to 12 MGBP.

“The UK, as Europe’s second largest ventilation market, has long been a priority for Swegon and several previous successful UK acquisitions has contributed well to the overall growth and profitability of the group. This acquisition gives us a market leading position in grilles and diffusers, enhancing our ability to serve our customers with a full offering for high indoor environmental quality”, says Hannu Saastamoinen, CEO at Swegon Group.

”Becoming part of Swegon will provide the capability to accelerate our growth. Our product range is the perfect complement to Swegon’s overall offering and will allow both businesses to develop and grow”, says Russell Shenton, Managing Director at Waterloo.

 

Göteborg, 11 March, 2020

INVESTMENT AB LATOUR (PUBL)
Johan Hjertonsson, CEO

 

For further information, please contact:
Hannu Saastamoinen, CEO Swegon +46 31 89 58 10
Gustaf Ahlenius, Director Corporate Development Swegon +46 31 89 58 19

 

Swegon Group is a market leader in energy efficient ventilation and indoor climate products and systems. Swegon has subsidiaries in 16 markets, distributors all over the world and 16 production plants in Europe, North America and India. The company employs more than 2,400 people with an annual turnover exceeding SEK 6 billion.

Investment AB Latour is a mixed investment company consisting primarily of a wholly-owned industrial operations and an investment portfolio of listing holdings in which Latour is the principal owner or one of the principal owners. The investment portfolio consists of nine substantial holdings with a market value of about SEK 55 billion. The wholly-owned industrial operations has an annual turnover of SEK 15 billion.

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Zayo Completes Transition to a Private Company Digital Colony and EQT Become Zayo’s Lead Investors

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BOULDER, Colo. – March 9, 2020 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (“Zayo”) (NYSE: ZAYO), which
provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, today announced
the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Digital Colony Partners (“Digital Colony”) and the
EQT Infrastructure IV fund (“EQT” or “EQT Infrastructure”). The close marks the consummation
of the $14.3 billion transaction, which represents the largest syndicated private equity
investment, the fifth largest Media & Communications LBO and the second largest LBO overall
since 2008.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, which was approved by Zayo’s stockholders at a
special meeting held on July 26, 2019, Zayo stockholders will receive $35 in cash per share of
Zayo common stock. As a result of the transaction completion, Zayo is now a privately held
company and its common stock has ceased trading on the NYSE.

Founded in 2007, Zayo has grown through both organic investment and 45 acquisitions to
become the leading independent provider of communications infrastructure. With deep, dense
metro and long haul networks across the U.S., Canada and Western Europe, Zayo serves many
of the largest and most innovative companies in the world. Before going public in 2014, Zayo’s
original private equity investors funded the company with just over $1 billion of equity; with
today’s transaction close, that equity is worth over $8 billion, creating material value for
shareholders. Beyond shareholder value, Zayo has also established itself over the past 13
years as a top employer along Colorado’s front range and as an active participant in the
communities in which it operates.

“We are excited to launch this new chapter of Zayo, as a private company under the ownership
of a consortium led by two highly experienced infrastructure investors who have a deep
understanding of our business and bring significant value to Zayo,” said Dan Caruso, Zayo’s
chief executive officer. “This is a great outcome for the company, its former shareholders, our
customers and employees, and our new ownership group. As a private company, we will have
greater flexibility to pursue our long-term strategy and leverage our fiber to fuel global innovation
for our customers.”

“EQT has a strong track record of supporting market leading companies and we look forward to
working with the entire Zayo organization as it embarks on its next phase of growth as a private
company,” said Jan Vesely, Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Infrastructure.
“Zayo is ideally positioned to meaningfully expand its offerings and services against the
backdrop of accelerating demand for innovative fiber infrastructure solutions.”

“Zayo has amassed a world class network that is unparalleled in the markets they serve,
supporting the world’s most innovative companies,” said Marc Ganzi, CEO of Digital Colony and
CEO-Elect of Colony Capital. “We believe that fiber networks are the crucial connective element
in the digital infrastructure ecosystem, and we look forward to partnering with the Zayo team to
execute on the plan of leveraging these powerful assets and driving growth with our customers
across multiple markets and verticals.”

Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan served as financial advisors to Zayo Group in connection with
the transaction and Skadden Arps served as legal counsel. Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank
acted as financial advisors to Digital Colony and EQT Infrastructure and Simpson Thacher
served as legal advisor.
For more information about Zayo, visit zayo.com.

About Zayo
Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the
innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America
and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers.
Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks,
wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, and colocation services. Zayo owns and
operates a Tier 1 IP Backbone and 44 carrier-neutral data centers. Through its Cloudlink
service, Zayo provides low latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public
cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance,
healthcare and other large enterprises. For more information, visit zayo.com.

About Digital Colony
Digital Colony Management, LLC (“Digital Colony”) is the global digital infrastructure investment
platform of Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) and a leading investor, owner and operator of
companies enabling the next generation of mobile and internet connectivity. Digital Colony was
launched in 2018 by Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC and Colony Capital to bring together Digital
Bridge’s industry, operational and investment expertise in the telecommunications sector with
Colony Capital’s global scale, operating platform and capital markets access. The inaugural
fund, Digital Colony Partners, LP, closed in May 2019, with $4.05 billion in commitments,
making it the first fund dedicated solely to investing in digital infrastructure. For more
information, please visit www.digitalcolony.com.

About EQT

EQT is a differentiated global investment organization with more than EUR 62 billion in raised
capital and around EUR 40 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. More info:
www.eqtgroup.com.
For Zayo: Shannon Paulk, Corporate Communications
303-577-5897
press@zayo.com
Brad Korch, Investor Relations
720-306-7556
IR@zayo.com

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Montagu invests in Galileo Global Education

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Montagu announces that it has agreed to participate in the buyout of Galileo Global Education (“Galileo”) within a consortium of financial investors.

Galileo is a leading, international provider of higher education to over 110,000 enrolled students.  Its network of 42 schools on 80 campuses offer a number of subjects including applied arts, fashion, design and digital/Internet, business and medicine.  It operates in 13 countries around the world, with a particular presence in France, Italy, Germany, Cyprus and Mexico.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Paris, Galileo is Europe’s largest higher education group, in terms of both geographical spread and breadth of course offering.  Its network includes highly respected institutions including the Paris School of Business (PSB), Cours Florent and Atelier de Sèvres in France, Instituto de Estudios Universitarios in Mexico, Macromedia University in Germany and Istituto Marangoni in Italy.

Montagu is delighted to work with Marc-François and his very capable team who are committed to making Galileo the leading global provider of higher education.  Galileo’s market-leading position and its great reputation in higher education makes it an excellent fit for our investment strategy.

Marc-François Mignot Mahon, CEO of Galileo Global Education, said “Galileo is proud to welcome Montagu, which join forces with other major institutional investors to support us in becoming the world leader in higher education and continue our mission at the service of society: to educate and train.”

This is our second transaction in the education sector in recent years.  Montagu had previously invested in the University of Law – the leading provider of professional legal education and training in England and Wales – which was sold to Global University Systems in 2015.

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Firmenich to acquire DRT from Ardian

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Firmenich to Become a Key Player in Renewable Ingredients for Perfumery and Beyond

Geneva, Switzerland, March 6, 2020 – Firmenich today announced that it has entered into exclusivity with Ardian, Tikehau Capital and family shareholders to acquire Les Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques (“DRT”).  DRT is a world leader in plant-based chemistry, mainly from pine trees, and is one of the leading suppliers globally of high quality, renewable ingredients.

“I am thrilled to bring DRT’s unique capabilities for developing sustainable ingredients to Firmenich. This proposed combination builds on our business partnership of more than 30 years and our established track record of successful co-development in a long-standing joint venture,” said Patrick Firmenich, Chairman of the Board, Firmenich. “We thank Ardian and Tikehau Capital for their strong stewardship and we are delighted to welcome all DRT colleagues to Firmenich. We share the same passion for our customers, sustainability, as well as strong family values.”

“Firmenich would be the ideal home for DRT,” said Thibault Basquin, Head of Americas Investment and Managing Director at Ardian Buyout. “I would like to warmly thank Laurent Labatut and his team for our partnership over the past few years. Ardian has enabled DRT to accelerate its growth, invest in new projects and enhance its sustainability approach. Firmenich has been an important strategic partner for DRT for many years and would be uniquely positioned to bring DRT’s product development capabilities to the next level. As a family-owned business that is committed to innovation, Firmenich will provide a great environment for DRT’s colleagues.”

Emmanuel Laillier, Head of Private Equity at Tikehau Capital added: “Tikehau Capital has supported DRT’s growth strategy and global development for six years. We are today very pleased to help bring DRT and Firmenich together, which is a key step for the continuation of its development.”

“DRT would further strengthen our leading Perfumery & Ingredients business enabling us to offer our customers the world’s best palette of renewable and sustainable ingredients,” said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich. “DRT would bring new capabilities in health & nutrition, cosmetics, as well as a number of new markets, including adhesives, coatings and agriculture. This acquisition reinforces our presence in France, which is our second largest market where we have been established for more than 120 years. I look forward to partnering with all our customers to support their transformation for a sustainable future.”

“We share a long-standing relationship with Firmenich as it is one of our main partners,” explains Laurent Labatut, CEO of DRT. “Firmenich is renowned for its cutting-edge research that feeds into the broadest and finest ingredients palette. Our joint innovation capabilities would open up new opportunities to support our clients across our entire product portfolio. Together we look forward to opening a new chapter with a shared ambition to design best-in-class sustainable ingredients for our customers.”

DRT is at the forefront of developing sustainable, renewable and naturally-derived ingredients from terpenes and rosin derivatives. DRT offers green alternatives for a range of applications and markets. Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Dax, France, DRT developed a unique, backward integrated business model over many decades, including access to sustainable raw materials, best-in-class extraction and distillation capabilities and advanced innovation processes. DRT has been a family-owned company for most of its history and has grown thanks to its commitment to long-standing relationships with its suppliers and its customers.

DRT has a turnover in excess of €550 million, employs more than 1,500 people around the world and is operating through a global footprint with four production sites located in France, two in the USA, two in India and one in China.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The proposed transaction remains subject to several conditions including the consultation of the relevant employee representatives and customary approvals by the antitrust authorities.

Firmenich was advised by Goldman Sachs International, Raphaël Financial Advisory and Bredin Prat. Ardian was advised by Citigroup, Rothschild & Co, Latham & Watkins and White & Case.

ABOUT FIRMENICH

Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895. Driven by its purpose to create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally, Firmenich has designed many of the world’s best-known perfumes and tastes, bringing delight to over four billion consumers every day. Renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its leadership in sustainability, each year, Firmenich invests 10% of its turnover in R&D to understand and share the best that nature has to offer responsibly. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 3.9 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2019.

ABOUT DRT

Founded in 1932, DRT specializes in the development of gum rosin and turpentine extracted from pine resin. DRT’s head office is located in Dax, France and sells its products around the world. DRT has a diversified product portfolio of more than 300 ingredients addressing a variety of end markets. DRT operates 9 manufacturing facilities either directly or with joint venture partners.

ABOUT ARDIAN

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$96bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.

Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 680 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul). It manages funds on behalf of around 1,000 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.

ABOUT TIKEHAU CAPITAL

Tikehau Capital is an asset management and investment group which manages €25.8bn of assets under management (as at 31 December 2019) and shareholders’ equity of €3.1 billion (as at 30 June 2019). The Group invests in various asset classes (private debt, real-estate, private equity, capital markets strategies), including through its asset management subsidiaries, on behalf of institutional and private investors. Controlled by its managers, alongside leading institutional partners, Tikehau Capital employs more than 500 staff (as at 30 September 2019) in its Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxemburg, Madrid, Milan, New York, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo offices.

Tikehau Capital is listed on the regulated market of Euronext Paris, Compartment A (ISIN code: FR0013230612; Ticker: TKO.FP)

Press contacts

Firmenich

Heidi Salon

heidi.salon@firmenich.com
Tel.: +41 22 780 5438
DGM Conseil: Christian d’Oléon
chrisdo@dgm-conseil.fr; +33 6 08 49 89 07
DGM Conseil: Quentin Hua
quentin.hua@dgm-conseil.fr;+33 6 28 63 27 29
Ardian
Victor Tsvetanov
VTsvetanov@headlandconsultancy.co.uk
Tel.: +44 207 3435 7469
DRT
Flore Larger
flarger@image7.fr
Tel.: +33 1 53 70 74 90
Tikehau Capital
Julien Sanson

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