Year: 2013

Success at Regard: Investors in People Silver Award status achieved
The Regard Partnership has achieved the coveted ‘Investors in People’ Silver Award. The Silver Award has been awarded to fewer than 600 organisations in the country, and less than 3% of all organisations involved in the Investor in People initiative.
MML Capital Partners raises first fund dedicated to Ireland
MML Capital Partners has raised its first dedicated fund for Ireland. MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland had a first and final close at a hard cap of €125m. Investors in the fund include Enterprise Ireland, AIB Group, GoldPoint Partners, two US subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation and the European Investment Fund. The investment team will be co-led by Neil McGowan and Rory Quirke, both based in Dublin.
MML exits Carre Blanc
On October 10, 2013, MML Capital exited its minority investment in French portfolio company Carré Blanc through a sale to NiXen Private Equity.
MML Capital Partners acquires Apache Industrial Services
MML Capital Partners ( has led the acquisition of Apache Industrial Services, Inc. ( for an undisclosed amount. Apache’s management team co-invested in the transaction, as did two of MML’s limited partners: GoldPoint Partners and Cigna Investment Management. Senior financing for the deal was provided by PNC Bank, N.A.
MML backs Tournus Equipement
MML has invested €10m into Tournus Equipement, based in France, through a mix of bonds and shares, taking a 21% stake in the company.
Tim Rodber joins Instant as CEO
MML portfolio company Instant ( has appointed Tim Rodber as its Chief Executive Officer.
MML Capital Partners sells stake in Clyde Bergemann
MML has successfully sold its minority stake in Clyde Bergemann (‘Clyde’), the leading global provider of components and engineering solutions for thermal power plants, industrial boilers and related combustion processes.
Ed Baker joins MML London deal team
MML Capital Partners has appointed a new investment manager, hiring Edward Baker from KPMG. Edward will support the existing investment team in investing MML’s fifth fund which was raised in May 2011.
MML backed Arena expands East
The Arena Group, a UK-based international provider of event infrastructure, has acquired Asia Tent International Sdn. Bhd. This follows closely on the heels of the Group’s acquisition of US-based Karl’s Event Services in April.
Arena makes stateside acquisition
MML portfolio company the Arena Group has acquired US-based Karl’s Event Services.
MML and Real Deals student essay prize
In celebration of MML Capital Partners' 25th anniversary, MML and Real Deals have partnered to create an essay competition open to any student in full time study in the UK.
MML backs ATA Group
MML has continued the strong start to its 25th aniversary year with a €17.3m investment into Irish based ATA Group to fund the transatlantic acquisition of the US based SGS Tools’ Bur business.
MML invests in Instant
MML has kicked off its 25th year by announcing a £15m investment into flexible office specialist Instant, taking a minority stake. Instant’s management team led by CEO Patrick Elliott will continue to hold the majority of the business, with founder Rob Hamilton retaining a stake and remaining as non-executive director.

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