Private equity group in talks for BT’s Irish corporate business The formerly state-owned telecommunications company is reportedly holding talks with Mayfair Equity Partners. If a deal is struck, prices could be in excess of €300m. Read more.

LCD-backed Martin Audio posts strong results The private equity-backed manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers saw a 22% rise in sales to £20.1m, in the year to 2018. Martin Audio has also launched 15 new products over the period, extending its scalable acoustic technology offering. Read more.

Jeweller Taylor and Hart raises £3.6m The round, led by private equity firm Active Partners, will continue to fund the brand’s international expansion after doubled monthly revenues have brought products to 20 countries. Taylor and Hart was founded online in 2012. Read more.

Texas-based Capra Foods secures investment The provider of lamb products has attracted investment from Dallas-based private equity firm, CoveMark. Capra’s products are currently sold across the U.S., primarily through high-end retailers. Read more.

Inflexion acquires roofing specialist Marley The Staffordshire-based manufacturer is the U.K.’s market leader for roofing accessories and tile products. The acquisition, which sees Inflexion’s Buyout Fund V taking on the business from Belgian firm Etex, will be finalised by the end of the month. Read more.

Private equity firm to buy 10% stake in Hudson’s Bay Catalyst Capital Group intends to buy a stake in Canada's oldest retailer for $187m to block chairman Richard Baker’s proposal to take the company private. Read more.