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Roland Bruhin to join Vision Ophthalmology Group

27 Mar 2018

We are pleased to announce that as of 3 April 2018 Roland Bruhin will join Vision Ophthalmology Group (“VOG”) as Chief Executive Officer.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners acquires Vernet

15 Dec 2017

London, 4 December 2017 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces the acquisition of Vernet SAS and Magnum Corporation (together “Vernet” or the “Company”).

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Stirling Square Capital Partners acquires DOCU Nordic

04 Aug 2017

London, 4 August 2017 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces the acquisition of DOCU Nordic Group Holdings AB (“DOCU Nordic” or the “Company”).

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Viscolube Srl acquires Bitolea Holding SpA

03 Aug 2017

London, 3 August 2017 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces the acquisition of Bitolea Holding SpA (“Bitolea”) by its Third Fund portfolio company Viscolube Srl (“Viscolube”) from Clessidra Capital Partners II (“Clessidra”).

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Stirling Square Capital Partners Invests in Isoclima

25 Jul 2017

London, 19 July 2017 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces an investment in the Isoclima Group ("Isoclima" or the “Company”) as part of a management buyout co-led by Isoclima co-founder Alberto Bertolini and industry veteran Bill O'Gara.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners sells 3SI Security Systems to LLR Partners

23 Jun 2017

London, 22 June 2017 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, announces the sale of 3SI Security Systems, a global leader in asset protection systems and an innovator of GPS tracking technologies, to LLR Partners, a Philadelphia-headquartered lower middle market private equity firm.

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Henrik Lif joins Stirling Square Capital Partners

19 Jun 2017

London, 1 June 2017 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Henrik Lif to the investment team. Henrik will be based in London and will strengthen the firm’s sourcing and execution capabilities across Europe.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners bolsters DACH team

08 Mar 2017

London, 8 March 2017 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dietrich Hauptmeier to its investment team. Dietrich will be based in London and contribute to the firm’s investing activities in the DACH region.

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Omni Helicopters International and Omni Blu Aviation Announce Strategic Joint Venture

01 Feb 2017

Lagos, Nigeria February 1, 2017 – Omni Helicopters International S.A. (“OHI”), parent of Brazil's leading offshore aviation specialist Omni Taxi Aéreo S.A. (“OTA”), and Omni Blu Aviation Ltd. (“Omni Blu”), the independent provider of aviation services in Nigeria, today announced their strategic alliance to launch, promote, and develop Omni Helicopters Nigeria (“OHN”).  OHN will make use of OHI's technical expertise, access to aircraft and track record in safety and operating performance, as well as Omni Blu's local capabilities and strong service reputation.  The joint venture, which is crafted to meet the more demanding OGP standards in offshore aviation as well as local content requirements in Nigeria, aims to create a solid source of safe and reliable service for the Nigerian oil and gas market, one of the world's most developed with c. 60 helicopters in use.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners appoints Investor Relations team

26 Jan 2017

London, 26 January 2017 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces the appointment of Pascal Monteiro de Barros and Charlotte Woltz to strengthen the firm’s Investor Relations capabilities. Both will be based in London.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners acquires AD Industrie

19 Dec 2016

London, 19 December 2016 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces the acquisition of AD Industrie SAS (“AD Industrie” or the “Company”). 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners sells ESE World to RPC Group

15 Dec 2016

LONDON, 15 December 2016 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces that it has signed an agreement to sell ESE World B.V. (“ESE” or “the Company”), Europe’s largest pure play temporary waste storage solutions provider, to RPC Group Plc (“RPC”) for a consideration of €262.5 million.

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The National Fostering Agency acquires Acorn Care and Education

04 Aug 2016

Acorn is a leading high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care, for children and young adults with complex needs.

4 August 2016, London – The National Fostering Agency (“NFA”) , a portfolio company of Stirling Square Capital Partners, today announces the acquisition of Acorn Care and Education Limited (“Acorn”) from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners makes two new appointments to its Investment Team

07 Mar 2016

Aurelien Benoit and Jan-Henning Saitz join as Executives

7 March 2016 - Stirling Square Capital Partners ("Stirling Square"), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announced the appointment of Aurelien Benoit and Jan-Henning Saitz as Executives to the firm.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners acquires Mettis

23 Feb 2016

Mettis is a leading international manufacturer of precision forged and machined components used in performance-critical aerospace engines and structural applications

The transaction marks the pan-European private equity investor's fourth investment from its Third Fund, which recently held its final closing at the hard cap of €600m

23 February 2016, London - Stirling Square Capital Partners ("Stirling Square"), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announces the acquisition of Mettis Aerospace Ltd ("Mettis"), an international manufacturer of precision forged and machined components for the aerospace sector. The business was acquired from Saints Chamonix for an undisclosed value.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners Closes Third Fund at its hard cap of €600m

07 Jan 2016

Stirling Square Capital Partners, a leading private equity investor in the European mid-market, announces the final closing of its Third Fund at its hard cap of €600m

Third Fund commitments exceed the size of Stirling Square’s Second Fund, which raised €375m in 2010

7 January 2016, London – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”) is pleased to announce the successful final closing of its Third Fund at the hard cap of €600m, significantly above target and representing a notable increase on its €375m Second Fund. Third Fund will maintain the focus of prior Stirling Square funds, building upon the proven strategy of investing across Europe in mid-market companies offering transformational value creation potential.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners acquires Siblu

07 Aug 2015

Siblu owns and operates 14 premium 4* holiday parks in France where it is the market leader in the owner-occupier model of site management

Transaction marks the pan-European private equity investor’s third acquisition from its Third Fund

7th August 2015 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), the leading pan-European lower mid-market private equity firm, today announces the acquisition of Siblu Holdings Limited (“Siblu”), the French market leader in owner-occupied holiday parks. The company owns and operates a portfolio of 14 large, high-end holiday villages, with over 8,000 pitches and with sites located across Normandy, the Brittany coastline, the west of France, the Loire Valley and the Mediterranean coast.

 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners makes new appointment to its Investment Team

03 Aug 2015

Ben Hopper joins as an Executive

3 August 2015 - Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European lower mid-market private equity firm, today announced the appointment of Ben Hopper as an Executive to the firm. Ben was previously a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked in the Corporate Finance team both in London and Johannesburg. 

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Omni Helicopters International acquires eight helicopters from the Synergy Group

14 May 2014

Acquisition of AW-139 and S-76 helicopters under long term contract with Petrobras

LISBON, 14th May 2014 – Portugal-based Omni Helicopters International S.A. [“OHI”] today announced the acquisition of four AW-139 and four S-76 helicopters from Synergy Group Corp. [“Synergy Group”], a South American conglomerate. All of the helicopters are contracted to Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. [“Petrobras”] and will become part of the fleet operated by the Brazilian affiliate of OHI, Omni Taxi Aéreo S.A. ["OTA"]. The acquired helicopters will complement OTA’s existing fleet of 10 AW-139 and 11 S-76 helicopters and will remain based at Brazil’s offshore heliports of Jacarepaguá and Macaé, where OTA already operates 30 helicopters. Following this transaction, OTA will operate 57 aircraft.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners makes two new appointments to its Investment Team

15 Nov 2013

Jonathan Heathcote returns to Stirling Square and joins as a Partner


Matteo Nichil joins as an Executive

15 November 2013 - Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), a leading pan-European mid-market private equity firm, today announced that it has appointed Jonathan Heathcote as a Partner and Matteo Nichil as an Executive to the firm.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners backs MBO of Cartonplast Group

07 Jan 2013

Cartonplast is the European market leader for the processing and servicing of plastic layer pads used in the food and beverage industry for transporting glass containers

German / Spanish transaction marks the pan-European private equity investor’s seventh acquisition from its second fund

7 January 2013 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), the leading pan-European lower mid-market private equity firm, today announces the signing of acquisition documentation in respect of Cartonplast Group GmbH (“Cartonplast”), the European market leader in processing and servicing of reusable plastic layer pads (“PLP”) used in the food and beverage industry for transporting glass containers. The acquisition is subject to, amongst other matters, anti-trust approval and is for an undisclosed sum. As part of the transaction, Stirling Square and Cartonplast management will acquire 100% of Cartonplast from Synergo SGR SpA and the 50% stake in Cartonplast’s Madrid-based Iberian subsidiary that Cartonplast did not already own, from the Ferragut family.

 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners wins the Real Deals Private Equity Award 2012 – Mediterranean Deal of the Year, for its investment in Microtecnica

17 Apr 2012

London, 17 April 2012 - Real Deals Magazine has awarded Stirling Square Capital Partners the Private Equity Award 2012 (Mediterranean Deal of the Year) for its investment in Microtecnica.

 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners acquires SAR AS

13 Apr 2012

Acquisition marks the European private equity investor’s sixth deal from its €375m second fund and its first investment in Norway

LONDON/TANANGER,  13 April 2012 – Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”], the leading pan-European private equity firm, today announces the acquisition of SAR AS [“SAR”], the leading provider of total waste management solutions for the Norwegian offshore oil & gas industry, from AR Incoronato AS and Westco AS who have developed the business over the last fifteen years. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, is the sixth from Stirling Square’s second fund, its second in the oil & gas sector and its first in Norway.

 

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Stirling Square strengthens investment team

01 Jan 2012

Stirling Square Capital Partners (Stirling Square), the leading pan-European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Patric Klees to its Investment Team.

 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners wins the 2011 Private Equity Transaction of the Year Award for its investment in Microtecnica

22 Dec 2011

LONDON, 22December 2011 –The Italian Private Equity Association (AIFI) has awarded Stirling Square Capital Partners the 2011 private equity transaction of the year award (buy-out category) for its investment in Microtecnica. The award is made annually by AIFI in conjunction with Ernst & Young for the deal which best demonstrates the value creation potential of private equity ownership. In reviewing eight finalists, the judges noted a transformational change at Microtecnica during the period of Stirling Square ownership. This comprised the successful delivery of an operational improvement programme, the investment of increased levels of capital expenditure/R&D and the recruitment of a number of key managers to grow the business.

 

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Stirling Square backs Omni Helicopters International in growth strategy

23 Nov 2011

A €40m growth capital investment marking the European private equity investor’s fifth transaction from its €375m Second Fund 

LONDON, 23 November 2011 – Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”], the pan-European private equity firm focused on transformational cross-border transactions, today announced a €40m growth capital investment into Portugal-based Omni Helicopters International S.A. [“Omni” or “the Company"].

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Stirling Square Capital Partners sells Metroweb to F2i

31 May 2011

Market diversification and excellent service quality have driven consistent growth and profitability

LONDON, 31 May, 2011 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), the pan-European private equity firm, today announces that it has signed an agreement to sell its majority interest in Metroweb S.p.A. (“Metroweb” or the “Company”), the owner and manager of the fibre-optic network extending across the metropolitan area of Milan, to F2i, a leading Italian infrastructure fund.

 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners sells Microtecnica to Goodrich

01 Apr 2011

Strategy of operational turnaround and increased investment has driven greater profitability

LONDON, 1 April, 2011 – Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), the pan-European private equity firm, today announces that it has signed an agreement to sell Microtecnica S.r.l. (“Microtecnica” or the “Company”), the flight critical aerospace component and sub-system manufacturer, to Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR), a leading global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defence and homeland security markets, subject to regulatory approvals.

 

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Stirling Square acquires Environmental Solutions Europe Holding BV

01 Jul 2010

Acquisition marks the European private equity investor’s fourth deal from its €375m second fund

Stirling Square Capital Partners (Stirling Square), the leading pan-European private equity firm, today announces the acquisition of Environmental Solutions Europe Holding B.V. (ESEH), a European leader in environmental products and services, from OTTO Group for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is the fourth from Stirling Square’s second fund and follows the successful final close of the fund in March 2010.

 

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Stirling Square strengthens team with two Executives

01 Feb 2010

Stirling Square Capital Partners (Stirling Square), a leading pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointments of Gideon Glassman and Enrico Biale as Executives.

Gideon Glassman joins from Fidelity Equity Partners (FEP), a $500m transatlantic mid-market fund affiliated with Fidelity, which invested in service, media and technology businesses. At FEP, Gideon covered the UK and Netherlands markets.

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Sicurglobal acquires Mega Italia to become the Italian leader in integrated security services

01 Oct 2009

Sicurglobal SpA ["Sicurglobal"], the leading provider in the Italian security service market, owned by pan-European private equity firm Stirling Square Capital Partners ["Stirling Square"], announces that it has acquired Mega Italia SpA ["MegaItalia"], Italy’s leading player in electronic security systems and associated technological services. The transaction complements Sicurglobal’s existing security services, which largely comprise the provision of armed guards.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners appoints new Finance Director

01 Nov 2008

Stirling Square Capital Partners ["Stirling Square"], the pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Black as Head of Finance. 

Chris is a qualified chartered accountant and graduate in Business Management from King’s College, London. He joins from UBS AG, where he specialised in the financial control and administration of private equity funds and investments; managing the financial reporting division of the Bank’s global private equity business.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners backs buyout of Microtecnica

01 Jul 2008

Stirling Square Capital Partners ["Stirling Square"], the pan-European private equity firm, today announces the buyout of Microtecnica ["the Company"], the flight critical aerospace component and sub-system manufacturer, from Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE: UTX] for an undisclosed amount. 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners and Sirius Equity announce the acquisition of Jeckerson, the Italian premium sportswear brand, for €140m

01 May 2008

Stirling Square Capital Partners (“SSCP”), the pan-European private equity firm, and Sirius Equity (“Sirius”), the retail and branded luxury goods investment specialist, announced today that they have signed an agreement to acquire Jeckerson (www.jeckerson.com), the Italian premium sportswear brand, from Blue Fashion Group. 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners announces acquisition of Sicurglobal the Italian security company

01 Apr 2008

Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”], the pan-European private equity firm, today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Sicurglobal, the largest player in the Italian security service market, from BS Private Equity. The transaction value is not disclosed. 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners annuncia l’acquisizione della società di sicurezza e vigilanza italiana Sicurglobal

01 Apr 2008

Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”], la società pan europea di private equity, ha oggi annunciato di aver siglato un accordo per l’acquisizione da BS Private Equity di Sicurglobal, la società leader in Italia nella fornitura di servizi integrati di sicurezza e vigilanza. Il valore della transazione non è stato reso noto. 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners appoints Julien Horreard as Executive

30 Jan 2008

London – 30th January 2008: Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”], the pan-European private equity firm, today announced the appointment of Julien Horreard as Executive. 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners awarded EVCA ‘France and Benelux Deal of the Year’ 2007

22 Nov 2007

London – 22 November, 2007: Stirling Square Capital Partners, the pan-European private equity firm has been awarded ‘France and Benelux Deal of the Year’ - for its sale of Global Design Technologies - at the EVCA Private Equity Awards, in Barcelona.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners announces sale of Schoeller Arca Systems for €428m

01 Jul 2007

Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”], the pan-European private equity firm, today announces that it has signed an agreement to sell its controlling stake in Schoeller Arca Systems to One Equity Partners at an enterprise value of €428m. The founding family Schoeller and management will keep their respective stakes. The deal is the second exit for Stirling Square in the last two months following the $343m sale of Global Design Technologies in May.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners portfolio company 3SI acquires IBP France

30 Jun 2007

London, 30 June 2007, Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”], the pan-European private equity firm, today announces that its portfolio company 3SI Security Systems [3SI], the world’s leading manufacturer of electronic security systems for cash protection, has signed an agreement with IBP France [“IBP”] for the acquisition of its operations.

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Stirling Square Capital Partners portfolio company 3SI acquires ECA Reinforcing market leadership and strengthening presence in Europe

15 Jun 2007

London, 15 June 2007, Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”], the pan- European private equity firm, today announces that its portfolio company 3SI Security Systems [3SI], the world’s leading manufacturer of electronic security systems for cash protection, has completed a deal to acquire ECA Horst Kriechbaum (ECA). The combined business will trade as 3SI.

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Telecom Italia accordo con Metroweb per lo sviluppo della rete in fibra ottica a Milano

01 May 2007

L’intesa a alla base del progetto di Telecom Italia grazie a! quale saranno collegati in fibra ottica 70.000 edifici nella citta di Milano e in alcune aree limitrofe e rientra nella strategia di sviluppo delta rete di nuova generazione 
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Stirling Square Capital Partners announces sale of Global Design Technologies LLC for $343m

01 May 2007

Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”] the pan-European private equity firm, today announces that it has signed an agreement to sell Global Design Technologies LLC [“GDT” or “the Company”] to Bridgepoint for $343m. GDT is the leading international manufacturer of swaged permanent coupling systems for rigid tubing and pipes used in the aerospace, defence and power markets, operating from sites in France (at Les Clayessous- Bois, south west of Paris) and the US (Gardena, near Los Angeles).

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Stirling Square Capital Partners and affiliates of Diamond Castle Holdings LLC acquire Public Safety Equipment

18 Feb 2007

London, 18 February 2007 - Stirling Square Capital Partners ("SSCP"), Diamond Castle Holdings ("DOH") and Seton I-Iouse Acquisition Ltd ("Seton House") are pleased to announce that they have signed a definitive agreement regarding the sale by Seton House of the international highway safety solutions business Public Safety Equipment ("PSE") to funds managed by SSCP and DCHFinancial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

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Stirling Square backs MBI of Metroweb S.p.A from Italy’s AEM S.p.A

03 Aug 2006

London / Milan, 3rd August 2006. Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), the pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Metroweb S.p.A. (“Metroweb” or the “Company”) from Milan-based utility AEM S.p.A. (Milan Stock Exchange: AEM). Stirling Square is backing a team of experienced telecom managers in the MBI of Metroweb, which is valued in excess of €230 million. AEM will retain a 23.5% stake in the business.

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Stirling Square backs buyout of the world’s leading manufacturer of security systems for cash protection – 3SI Security Systems

01 Mar 2006

London, March 2006, Stirling Square Capital Partners (“Stirling Square”), the pan-European private equity firm announces that it has backed the buyout of 3SI Security Systems (“3SI”) from American Capital Strategies Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS).

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Stirling Square backs Buyout of Whittan Storage Systems from Permira

14 Feb 2006

London, 14 February 2006, Stirling Square Capital Partners ("Stirling Square"), the pan-European private equity firm announces that it has backed the buyout of Whittan Storage Systems ("Whittan") from funds advised by Permira. Total funding for the transaction is approximately £90 million.

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Saurer Sells Ionbond to Private Equity Fund Stirling Square

01 Jun 2004

Saurer AG, the world’s second-biggest maker of spinning machines, sold its Ionbond coatings unit to Stirling Square Capital Partners as part of a plan to focus on its textiles operations. 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners Takes Control of Schoeller Wavin Systems

29 Sep 2003

London, 29 September 2003, Stirling Square Capital Partners ("Stirling Square"), the pan-European private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has taken control of Netherlands-based Schoeller Wavin Systems N.V. ("SWS") in a €145 million leveraged recapitalisation. 

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Stirling Square Capital Partners secures $250m commitment from Citigroup for European investment

14 Oct 2002

London, October 14, 2002 - Stirling Square Capital Partners (the pan-European private equity firm) is pleased to announce a $250m cornerstone commitment from Citigroup in its debut fund, targeting European mid-market transactions.

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