PE-backed Voyant Beauty to acquire KIK Personal Care Voyant Beauty, which is backed the by US-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners, is acquiring KIK Personal Care, a subsidiary of KIK Custom Products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more.

PizzaExpress ‘not in a position’ to pay third-quarter rents The Hony Capital-owned restaurant chain has written to its landlords stating it is not in a position to pay its rent and bills for the third quarter. Read more.

​Bensons for Beds bought by Alteri in pre-pack deal Bensons for Beds, which operates 243 shops, has been bought in a pre-pack administration deal by turnaround firm Alteri Investors, saving nearly 2,000 jobs. Bensons for Beds and Harveys fell into administration yesterday. Read more.

US firm Main Post invests in Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare The skincare brand, launched in 2000 and known for its clinical-grade products, has received strategic growth investment from the private equity firm Main Post. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more.

Whole Earth Brands acquires Merisant and Mafco The newly-formed business Whole Earth Brands has acquired the sweetener manufacturer Merisant Company and the liquorice business Mafco Worldwide from Flavors Holdings, a subsidiary of the US private equity firm MacAndrews & Forbes. Read more.

Apollo-backed CEC Entertainment files for bankruptcy The owner of the American chain Chuck E. Cheese, which is backed by Apollo Global Management, has filed for bankruptcy, according to reports. Read more.