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Indies Capital sees post-Covid investment opportunities amid $100m Fund III first close

Singapore-based asset manager Indies Capital Partners has hit a $100m first close for its third private equity and structured credit fundraise.

Bain Capital’s Virgin Australia buyout under fire from bondholders pushing to make own offer

Bain Capital's agreed buyout of coronavirus-stricken airline Virgin Australia could be under threat by bondholders attempting to make their own offer to creditors.

Private equity dealmaking suffers big weekly drop as Covid-19 continues to weigh on negotiations

Global private equity dealmaking slumped 14.5% in the last week of June as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to weigh on transactions across the world's markets.

Priveq closes SEK2.5bn Fund VI launched amid worst of coronavirus

European private equity investor Priveq has hit a SEK2.5bn ($270m) final close for its sixth flagship fund, raised entirely during the worst of the coronavirus crisis.

Angelo Gordon surges to $1.5bn hard cap for third Europe RE fund, almost double size of Fund II

Angelo Gordon & Co has hauled in more than $1.5bn for the hard cap close of its latest European real estate fund.

‘More realism’ needed in private equity as coronavirus crisis looks set to change industry

More realism, longer holding periods and an advantage for investors with long-term focus are all structural changes expected to impact the private equity industry in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, a new survey suggests.

Bright Network highlights need to help ‘Corona Class’ of graduates amid investment from Maven Capital, Seneca Partners

UK private equity house Maven Capital Partners has led a further investment in Bright Network, a media technology recruitment platform aiming to connect employers with graduate workers.

Huge confidence from insurers that asset managers can navigate coronavirus crisis – State Street survey

Asset managers have been given a massive vote of confidence from insurers, with the vast majority confident their investment managers can navigate the current financial crisis caused by COVID-19, new research reveals.

Rash of hefty private equity Jio investments masks crushing impact of coronavirus on Indian PE, VC market

A rash of big-money private equity investments in Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio have seen India's PE and VC deal figures in H1 outdo results from the same period last year despite the crushing impact

Cinven emerges as latest Serie A stake bidder after CVC deal valuing it at €10bn falls through – report

Cinven has emerged as the latest private equity player interested in taking a slice of Italy's top football league, Serie A, in the wake of a reported CVC investment valuing the business at €10bn fell

PE-backed Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection, cuts 3,500 jobs as Covid-19 lays business low

The coronavirus crisis has pushed the world-famous Cirque du Soleil into bankruptcy protection, with the private equity-backed business set to slash 3,500 jobs.

Unigestion hauls in capital for two new private equity funds as it eyes Covid-19 deal opportunities

Asset manager Unigestion has picked up more than €600m of new capital across interim closes for a pair of private equity fundraises.

Warburg reinvests in Wex amid company legal battle over planned $1.7bn eNett, Optal buyout

Warburg Pincus has made a $400m investment in New York-listed payments provider Wex as the company looks to bolster its balance sheet amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Crippling financial impact’ of Covid-19 puts PE-backed swimsuit maker Seafolly into administration

L Catterton-backed swimsuit maker Seafolly has fallen into administration due to the "crippling financial impact" of the coronavirus crisis.

Andera Partners beats €500m hard cap for fourth mezzanine fundraise despite coronavirus crisis

French investment house Andera Partners has beaten its €500m hard cap for the final close of its fourth mezzanine fundraise.

Private equity firms need to get creative with deal sourcing amid coronavirus – and here’s how

Deal sourcing intelligence business Sutton Place Strategies explains how private equity firms can get strategic, efficient, and creative with their deal sourcing in the teeth of the coronavirus crisis.

Storyblocks gets Great Hill backing amid coronavirus-based demand surge

Private equity house Great Hill Partners has agreed to buy subscription-based stock media company Storyblocks.

Private equity dealmaking slump continues as coronavirus pushes figures to new 12-month low

Private equity dealmaking volume has continued its slump as the coronavirus pandemic weighs heavily on activity, with figures falling to a new 12-month low, data from Moody's subsidiary BvD shows.

Alternative assets managers expect sweeping work from home policy changes following Covid-19 lockdown

The alternative assets industry is set for a swathe of staff continuing to work from home after the coronavirus lockdown ends, a new survey of managers within the industry reveals.

Apollo-backed Chuck E Cheese parent company files for bankruptcy due to coronavirus shutdown

Apollo Global-backed CEC Entertainment, the parent company of novelty restaurant chain Chuck E Cheese, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the wake of the coronavirus crippling its operations.

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