NorthEdge Capital backs MBO of Bridge Farm Nurseries The investment gives Bridge Farm an equity value of around £30m. Bridge Farm Nurseries is a producer of ornamental plants, flowers and herbs that works with supermarkets such as Tesco and Aldi under the brand name Neame Lea. Read more.

Endless backs MBO of UK robotics business Sewtec Endless has taken a majority stake in the business. Sewtec designs and engineers automated manufacturing and packaging systems for clients in the food, pharmaceuticals and consumer products sectors. Read more.

JAB begins formal sale process for luxury shoe brand Bally JAB Holding, which sold Jimmy Choo to Michael Kors for $1.2bn in July, is reportedly looking to sell another brand from its luxury portfolio. It is understood the investment group has asked potential suitors for indicative bids for Bally by mid-September. Read more.

Revolution Bars continues talks with Stonegate following Deltic offer Revolution has turned down a takeover offer from Deltic Group, which owns bar and nightclub chains such as Pryzm and Oceana. Revolution intends to continue talks about a £200m takeover with TDR Capital-backed Stonegate, owner of the Slug & Lettuce brand. Read more.

Pamplona completes acquisition of BakeMark Pamplona Capital Management has closed the acquisition of BakeMark, a US-based provider of products, ingredients and supplies for the food industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more.

Greybull Capital considers investment in Italian airline Alitalia The investment firm, which owns British Steel and airline Monarch, is looking into a bid for parts of Alitalia, Sky News reports. Alitalia has been put up for sale by the Italian government after supporting the loss-making airline with €600m this year. Read more.