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EQT launches €4bn-targeting longer-hold impact-driven fund with UN sustainability ambassador Paul Polman as advisor

European buyout house EQT has launched a €4bn-targeting impact-driven longer-hold fund to invest in mature, high-quality companies with market shaping impact potential. Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and UN Sustainability Ambassador will co-chair a

Partners Group, Kohlberg & Co buy into real estate restoration service BluSky

Switzerland-headquartered buyout firm Partners Group has teamed with New York-based investment firm Kohlberg & Co to jointly acquire real estate restoration service provider BluSky Restoration Contractors. The post Partners Group, Kohlberg & Co buy into

KKR hires BlackRock’s Williamson to oversee pan-European long term real estate investment strategy

Global buyout giant KKR has hired Ian Williamson from BlackRock as managing director and head of core plus real estate in Europe, to oversee the formation and lead KKR Real Estate’s pan-European core plus focused

Aterian replicates speedy fundraise to collect $830m in nine weeks, doubles predecessor fund size

Mid-market investor Aterian Investment Partners has closed its fourth fund with over $830m of capital commitments in just nine weeks, doubling the size of its predecessor fund. The post Aterian replicates speedy fundraise to collect

Antin Infrastructure taps €6.5bn Fund IV to buy into US renewable energy platform Origis Energy

€20bn-managing investment firm Antin Infrastructure Partners has agreed to buy into US renewable energy platform Origis Energy. The post Antin Infrastructure taps €6.5bn Fund IV to buy into US renewable energy platform Origis Energy first

Alantra beats target to close €132 private debt real estate fund

Spanish asset management house Alantra has held a €132m close for its private debt real estate fund, exceeding its initial target of €100m. The post Alantra beats target to close €132 private debt real estate

Equistone buys into aluminium gate maker Gardengate after recording 18% CAGR over the past five years

European buyout house Equistone Partners has completed the acquisition of European aluminium gates manufacturer Gardengate. The post Equistone buys into aluminium gate maker Gardengate after recording 18% CAGR over the past five years first appeared

Inovia raises $334m inaugural continuation fund from BlackRock, HarbourVest to expand beyond VC investments

Tech-focused venture capital firm Inovia Capital has collected $334m for its first continuity fund from fellow buyout houses BlackRock, HarbourVest Partners, Northleaf Capital Partners, Hollyport Capital and Kensington Capital Partners. The post Inovia raises $334m

DFJ Growth closes $1bn growth fund, hires Justin Kao as partner

Tech investor DFJ Growth has closed DFJ Growth IV with close to $1bn of investments. The post DFJ Growth closes $1bn growth fund, hires Justin Kao as partner first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Rothschild closes €1.4bn European direct lending fund amid surge in new fundraising capital

Rothschild & Co. has held a €1.4bn final closing for its third European direct lending fund. The raise means the firm has hauled in more than €2bn of new capital in four months, including closing

Sole Source Capital more than doubles AUM to $1bn with Fund II close

Industrial-focused private equity house Sole Source Capital has boosted its assets under management to over $1bn thanks to a $555m hard cap close for SSC Partners II. The post Sole Source Capital more than doubles

Permira exits medical device maker LSNE after European market debut

Private equity major Permira has exited medical device maker Lyophilization Services of New England (LSNE) to PCI Pharma Services. The post Permira exits medical device maker LSNE after European market debut first appeared on AltAssets

Francisco Partners holds $2.2bn hard cap final close for second opportunistic credit fund, almost 3x size of debut fund

Tech investment firm Francisco Partners has held a $2.2bn hard cap final close for its second opportunistic credit fund, beating its original $1.25bn target. It almost tripled the size of its $750m inaugural credit fund

TA Associates buys into Partners Group-backed European property manager Foncia as company eyes 1.25bn of 2021 revenue

TA Associates has joined Partners Group to back European property manager Foncia by acquiring 25% stake in the company. Partners Group remains the controlling shareholder. The post TA Associates buys into Partners Group-backed European property

Sapphire hires Ralph DeBernardo in new head of investor relations role

Venture Capital firm Sapphire has hired Ralph DeBernardo from mid-market private investment firm Peak Rock Capital in its newly created head of investor relations role. The post Sapphire hires Ralph DeBernardo in new head of

Warburg Pincus buys into Bond Vet, eyes national expansion on increased demand

Healthcare and technology investor Warburg Pincus has made a $170m investment in New York veterinary care clinics Bond Vet. The firm said the funding will be invested in equipment, training, culture and technology to improve

Succession shift at Antares Capital sees Lyne take over CEO role from fellow founder Brackett

$42.9bn-managing private debt credit manager Antares Capital Advisers has announced a succession plan for founding partner and COO Timothy Lyne to take up the role of CEO after David Brackett retires from the role on

EQT sells Adamo Telecom to Ardian Infrastructure as second exit in Spain

Global buyout major EQT has exited Spanish fiber based broadband services Adamo Telecom to Ardian Infrastructure after growing its client base by 17x. The company was EQT’s first investment in Spain and marks its second

Permira acquires reimbursement software Motus from Thoma Bravo to capitalize on flexible working trend 

UK buyout house Permira has agreed to acquire reimbursement software Motus from fellow private equity firm Thoma Bravo.  The post Permira acquires reimbursement software Motus from Thoma Bravo to capitalize on flexible working trend  first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Blackstone hires Amisha Parekh as head of private equity ESG for PE as team’s sixth senior hire this year 

Global buyout giant Blackstone has hired Amisha Parekh from Bloomberg as global head of ESG for private equity. The firm said Parekh will be a managing director within the firm’s portfolio operations group leading ESG

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