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05 July 2017

Terra Firma announces Annington refinancing to provide long term stability through landmark transaction

Terra Firma, one of Europe’s leading alternative investment platforms, has today announced the successful pricing of a c.£4 billion refinancing for The Annington Group (“Annington”).

15 May 2017

Terra Firma and 21 Centrale Partners announce refinancing operation for Cleor

Terra Firma has today announced its second support capital investment, a €15m investment in Cleor, the jewellery retailer controlled by 21 Centrale Partners which operates 140 stores in shopping centres throughout France.

15 May 2017

Terra Firma completes the sale of the Infinis Group’s onshore wind assets to Institutional Investors Advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, concluding the sale of all of the Infinis Group’s operating assets

Terra Firma has today announced the completion of the sale of the Infinis Group’s onshore wind assets to institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. 

10 May 2017

Terra Firma Announces Its First Support Capital Investment

Terra Firma has today announced a financing transaction with SportGroup, a global leader in the manufacture of artificial turf systems and synthetic floor coverings owned by Equistone Partners Europe. 

24 April 2017

Terra Firma and CPPIB reach agreement to sell AWAS to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

Terra Firma, alongside co-investors and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), have today announced an agreement to sell AWAS, a Dublin-based aircraft lessor, to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. 

09 February 2017

Terra Firma agrees to sell the Infinis Group’s onshore wind assets to J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Terra Firma has today announced that the Infinis Group has entered into an agreement to sell the companies which together own the onshore wind assets of the Infinis Group, to institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. 

02 November 2016

Terra Firma to acquire Welcome Hotels

Terra Firma has agreed to acquire Welcome Hotels, a portfolio of German hotels.

31 October 2016

Terra Firma announces the sale by the Infinis Group of all its landfill gas activities to 3i Infrastructure plc

Terra Firma announced today that the Infinis Group, one of the UK’s leading independent renewable energy generators, has entered into an agreement to sell Infinis plc and its subsidiaries, which together own the landfill gas assets of the Infinis Group, to 3i Infrastructure plc. 

03 October 2016

Four Seasons Health Care's Quality of Life programme wins Overall Best Customer Experience award

Four Seasons Health Care has been named winner of Overall Best Customer Experience in this year’s UK Customer Experience Awards. It was chosen by the judges ahead of more than 750 companies across all sectors of industry for its Quality of Life programme. 

21 July 2016

Terra Firma appoints Andrew Géczy as Chief Executive Officer

Terra Firma has today announced the appointment of Andrew Géczy as Chief Executive Officer.

12 July 2016

AMC Theatres to acquire Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group

AMC Theatres announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Terra Firma to acquire the largest theatre exhibitor in Europe, London-based Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group in a transaction valued at approximately £921 million.

21 April 2016

Terra Firma wins award for Large-Cap Deal of the Year for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Terra Firma is pleased to announce that the sale of Tank & Rast has been voted ‘Germany, Austria and Switzerland Large Cap Deal of the Year’ at the Private Equity Awards 2016.

10 March 2016

Terra Firma scoops two industry awards

Terra Firma is pleased to announce that it has been named ‘Firm of the Year in Germany’ by Private Equity International, while Tank & Rast has been voted ‘Global Infrastructure Deal of the Year’ by Infrastructure Investor.

08 October 2015

Terra Firma appoints Peter Miholich as Managing Director

Terra Firma Capital Partners (‘Terra Firma’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Miholich as Managing Director.

08 September 2015

Terra Firma appoints Justin King as Vice Chairman and Head of Portfolio Businesses

Terra Firma Capital Partners ('Terra Firma') has today announced the appointment of Justin King as Vice Chairman and Head of Portfolio Businesses. Mr King was CEO of Sainsbury’s from 2004-2014.

 

03 August 2015

Terra Firma and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management announce sale of Tank & Rast

Terra Firma Capital Partners ('Terra Firma') and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management have today announced the sale of Autobahn Tank & Rast ('Tank & Rast'), the leading operator of German motorway service stations, to Allianz Capital Partners GmbH (ACP), Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc. (Borealis), Infinity Investments SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), and MEAG, Munich Re (Group)’s asset manager.

 

09 February 2015

Terra Firma has one billion euros of equity available for deals

Terra Firma, the leading European private equity firm, has announced that it has committed capital of one billion Euros of equity to deploy into new deals.

19 May 2014

Terra Firma announces that investors in the Terra Firma Deutsche Annington Fund will be given direct share holdings in Deutsche Annington

Terra Firma, one of Europe’s leading private equity firms, announces that investors in the Terra Firma Deutsche Annington Fund ("TFDA") will be given direct shareholdings in Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE ("Deutsche Annington") pro rata to their interests in TFDA.

13 November 2013

Terra Firma appoints Ingmar Wilhelm as Financial Managing Director

Terra Firma is pleased to announce the appointment of Ingmar Wilhelm as Financial Managing Director. Ingmar will join Terra Firma’s dedicated renewable energy investment team at the beginning of January.   

02 August 2013

Terra Firma sells Phoenix to Hastings

Terra Firma has reached an agreement to sell 100% of Carmel Capital II S.à.r.l., including its wholly owned subsidiary Phoenix Natural Gas Limited (“Phoenix”), to Hastings’ managed fund Utilities Trust of Australia (“UTA”) and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Pension Fund (“RBSGPF”), for which Hastings manages an unlisted infrastructure mandate.

13 June 2013

Terra Firma named 2013 Private Equity Investor of the Year >£50m by HealthInvestor

Terra Firma has been named 2013 Private Equity Investor of the Year >£50m by HealthInvestor for its acquisition of Four Seasons Health Care in 2012.

03 January 2013

RTR – Rete Rinnovabile strengthens its leadership in the Italian photovoltaic market with a new acquisition from Acea

Acquired new portfolio of 31 power plants adding up to 32.5 MWp

Company now has total installed capacity of 297.5 MWp

14 December 2012

Terra Firma Completes Acquisition of Annington Homes

Largest European LBO since 2008

7th largest LBO globally since 2008

19 November 2012

Terra Firma acquires Annington for £3.2bn

Terra Firma, the private equity firm, announces that it has agreed terms for the acquisition of Annington Homes from Nomura International plc.

12 July 2012

Terra Firma Completes Acquisition of Four Seasons Health Care

Terra Firma, a leading private equity firm, is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Four Seasons, the UK’s largest independent elderly and specialist care provider.

30 April 2012

Terra Firma acquires Four Seasons Health Care

Terra Firma and Four Seasons, the UK’s largest independent elderly and specialist care provider, are pleased to announce that Terra Firma has agreed to acquire Four Seasons. 

02 April 2012

Terra Firma To Acquire Californian Wind Farm

Terra Firma is pleased to announce that EverPower, its US wind energy development and management company, has signed an agreement to acquire the Alta VI wind farm, a 150MW project in Tehachapi (California) from Terra-Gen Operating CO, LLC. 

26 March 2012

Terra Firma To Acquire The Garden Centre Group

Terra Firma is pleased to announce it has agreed to acquire The Garden Centre Group (“TGCG”).

03 August 2011

Terra Firma Announces Establishment of China Representative Office

Terra Firma announced today at its 2011 annual conference in Beijing that it has received Chinese regulatory approval to establish its China representative office.

03 March 2011

Terra Firma completes the largest ever solar generation acquisition in Europe

The leading private equity firm, Terra Firma, is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Rete Rinnovabile S.r.l., the market leading solar photovoltaic (PV) generation business in Italy, with a capacity of 144MW, from Terna, the Italian high-voltage grid operator.

26 August 2009

Terra Firma Buys EverPower US Wind

Terra Firma, the private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of EverPower Wind Holdings Inc (www.everpower.com), a growing US wind energy business.

17 March 2009

Terra Firma To Separate Chairman and Chief Executive Role

Terra Firma, the leading private equity group, announces that after seven years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Guy Hands is to become Group Chairman and Chief Investment Officer.

12 March 2009

Terra Firma Acquires Consolidated Pastoral Company

Terra Firma, the leading private equity company, announces the acquisition of the Packer family’s 90 per cent interest in Consolidated Pastoral Company (“CPC”).

17 December 2007

Private equity-backed IPOs outperform market

Initial public offerings by private equity-backed companies in the UK and Germany outperformed the stock market and other IPO listings, two Terra Firma-sponsored academic studies have revealed.

10 October 2007

Terra Firma supports Walker Report

Terra Firma, the European private equity group, announces today its support for the principle of transparency as laid out in the Walker Report.

11 May 2007

Acquisition of Pegasus Aviation Finance

Terra Firma, the European private equity group, announces the acquisition of Pegasus Aviation Finance Company ("Pegasus") by Terra Firma's aircraft leasing platform, AWAS.

17 July 2006

WRG Holdings agree sale of its Waste Disposal Business

Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A ("FCC") and WRG Holdings today announce that they have agreed the sale by WRG Holdings of its waste disposal business (other than its waste-to-energy business) to FCC, one of Spain’s leading construction and service groups, for £1,400 million.

08 April 2005

East Surrey Holdings plc

Terra Firma today announced recommended proposals for the acquisition of East Surrey Holdings plc, the multi-utility infrastructure business comprising Phoenix Natural Gas, E.S. Pipelines and Sutton and East Surrey Water.

17 November 2004

Terra Firma buys Tank & Rast

Terra Firma, one of Europe's leading private equity houses, today announced an agreement to buy the German motorway service operator, Autobahn Tank & Rast Holding AG.

31 October 2004

Terra Firma announces acquisition of UCI

Terra Firma announces it has agreed to acquire UCI from Viacom (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B and Vivendi Universal (NYSE: V).

24 August 2004

Terra Firma announces acquisition of Odeon

Terra Firma announces the acquisition of Odeon from its shareholders. The new company will be financed with a mixture of debt and equity with the debt being arranged by Barclays Capital.

27 March 2002

Terra Firma Capital Partners is born

Terra Firma Capital Partners is born

15 December 2000

Nomura International's Principal Finance Group (“PFG”) signs largest ever private equity deal in Germany

Nomura International is delighted to announce that the acquisition of 114,000 German railway worker flats by a consortium, in which PFG has a 55% share, has been signed.

28 November 2000

Hyder Business Services sale to Nomura Company

Senator Capital Limited, a company formed and financed by Nomura International’s Principal Finance Group (“PFG”) announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Hyder Business Services.

08 September 2000

Whitbread PLC and Nomura International

The Boards of Whitbread PLC (“Whitbread”) and Punch Retail Limited, a subsidiary of Punch Group Limited (“Punch”), announce that they have today entered into a conditional agreement for the sale of their off-licence joint venture, First Quench Retailing Limited (“First Quench”), to Carmelite Acquisitions Limited, a company formed and financed by the Principal Finance Group of Nomura International plc (“Nomura”).