IK opts for institutions to finance Unipex buyout

Private equity firm IK Investment Partners has received an undisclosed amount of debt from Ares Capital and La Financière Patrimoniale d’Investissement (LFPI) to finance its buyout of French chemicals firm Unipex Group, as institutional lenders become a more popular option to finance mid-market LBOs.

  • 11 Sep 2012
“There are circumstances when direct lenders are an exciting option,” said a partner at a mid-private private equity firm. “It is more expensive than bank loans, and does depend on the deal and the sort of business it is, but being able to source debt from one or ...

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