CVC buys two TMT firms, Blackstone agrees Celanese JV

CVC flexed its buyout muscles again this week, buying two European tech companies for more than €1bn, while Blackstone has agreed to a joint venture for its recently acquired cigarette filter making business Rhodia Acetow with a unit of US chemicals firm Celanese.

  • By Max Bower
  • 20 Jun 2017

CVC Capital Partners announced on Tuesday its agreement to buy Swedish online travel agency Etraveli from German media group ProSiebenSat.1 for an enterprise value of €508m.

That followed its agreement to buy UK IT educational services firm QA from Bregal Investments on Monday for around £700m.

The Etraveli ...

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3 Deutsche Bank 7,504.04 42 5.75%
4 BNP Paribas 7,457.95 38 5.72%
5 Credit Suisse 6,678.77 32 5.12%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

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1 JPMorgan 4,302.46 33 8.07%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,115.59 32 7.72%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,858.15 34 7.24%
4 Barclays 3,646.48 29 6.84%
5 Citi 3,618.87 24 6.79%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

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1 JPMorgan 20,077.22 149 11.16%
2 Citi 16,746.30 121 9.31%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,655.37 124 8.14%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,942.41 91 7.19%
5 Barclays 12,667.46 77 7.04%