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Klingel acquires MedTech companies Bächler Feintech and Gehring Cut with the support of IK Investment Partners

Klingel medical metal group ("Klingel"), owned by the IK VIII Fund, announce that it has completed the acquisitions of Bächler Feintech AG ("Bächler") and Gehring Cut AG ("Gehring"). Both companies are leading manufacturers of high-precision surgical instruments for the global MedTech market.

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New brand launches next generation payment solutions

The well-known Nordic brands OpenSolution (Sw), KDR (No) and Finnpos (Fi) have joined forces under the new brand OPEN. “We wanted a brand that reflects our value proposition – delivering innovative and customized payment solutions, helping our customers to plan, perform and grow their businesses,” says CEO Mikael Hedlöf.

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Colisée partners with Armonea Group NV to create the fourth largest elderly care group in Europe

Colisée, a leading player in the elderly care segment in France, Italy and Spain, has signed an agreement to acquire Armonea Group NV, a leading independent senior care organisation in Belgium also active in Spain and Germany. Colisée is supported by the IK VIII Fund and its advisor IK Investment Partners. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed and completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

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Questel acquires intellectual property services company Concur IP

Today, Questel announces a majority investment in Concur IP, an India and US based IP services company well known for its patent drafting and standard essential patents related capabilities. This investment adds an essential piece to Questel’s existing suite of IP services. Questel can now support its clients throughout the entire IP lifecycle offering patentability search, patent drafting, translations, and international filing, as well as post grant support during licensing negotiations and litigations. Nitin Agrawal and Sachin Sinha will continue to operate as Concur IP’s Co-CEOs post this merger.

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