NY Timber will be merged with existing Cairngorm portfolio company Thornbridge, which Cairngorm picked up in November last year, the private equity firm’s first investment from Cairngorm Capital II. The merger is Cairngorm’s latest step in its bid to consolidate the UK value-added timber distribution market. The combined group will generate revenues of over £50m (€44.4m) across its 15 branches in the north of England and Scotland and will employ over 360 people.
Gilde Buyout has agreed to sell Synbra, a Dutch producer of foam insulation products, to Swedish packaging business Bewi Group. Financial details weren’t disclosed. Gilde Buyout acquired Synbra in 1999 from its second fund, which closed in 2000 at €500m. Synbra is headed in Etten-Leur in the Netherlands and also has production facilities in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Portugal. It employs around 900 people. Lincoln International, Rabobank and Loyens & Loeff advised Gilde Buyout on the deal.
Blackstone has hired Houlihan Lokey to prepare confectionary group Tangerine for a sale that could value the business at between £100m and £120m (€112.7m and €135.2m), Sky News reports. Tangerine produces some of the UK’s most successful sweet brands, including Barratt, Dib Dab and Sherbet Fountain. Other confectionary brands in its portfolio include Black Jack, Flumes, Fruit Salad, Wham and York Fruits.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".