GP Profile: Key Capital upbeat about SME deals with next fund in the making

GP Profile: Key Capital upbeat about SME deals with next fund in the making

UK-based small-cap sponsor Key Capital Partners is expecting to see strong dealflow from entrepreneur-backed SMEs in 2023 as it lays the groundwork for its next fund, managing partner James Hall told Unquote.

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GP Profile: Armen eyes “new frontier” for GP stakes in Europe

GP Profile: Armen eyes “new frontier” for GP stakes in Europe

France-headquartered Armen, an investor in GP stakes, is reviewing investment opportunities in the European market as it continues to fundraise for its debut vehicle, co-founder and president Dominique Gaillard told Unquote at IPEM 2023 in

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IPEM 2023: GPs battle fundraising blues on the Côte d'Azur

IPEM 2023: GPs battle fundraising blues on the Côte d'Azur

Panels and conversations at IPEM 2023 in Cannes were dominated by sponsors’ and LPs’ need to overcome the tough fundraising and deal-making environment, with a noticeable change in dynamics as the industry works out how

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Podcast: The PE auction in times of exit scarcity

Podcast: The PE auction in times of exit scarcity

With sponsors looking to bypass challenging debt markets and macroeconomic uncertainty, funds editor Harriet Matthews hosts private equity reporter Rachel Lewis to discuss how the dynamics of auction processes and GPs’ approach to exits are

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Inflexion hires new head of financial services from Cinven

Inflexion hires new head of financial services from Cinven

London-based GP Inflexion has hired Andrea Bertolini as head of financial services from Cinven, alongside making new appointments into its Benelux and Northern England teams.

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IK launches mini-cap strategy in UK and Benelux with robust pipeline

IK launches mini-cap strategy in UK and Benelux with robust pipeline

IK Partners is counting on a robust pipeline of small targets in the UK and Benelux as the pan-European GP rolled out its Development Capital strategy in those markets this week, Pierre Gallix, head of

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Dyal raises USD 12.9bn for new fund with CVC, PAI stakes in portfolio

Dyal raises USD 12.9bn for new fund with CVC, PAI stakes in portfolio

New York-headquartered asset manager Blue Owl Capital has held a final close for Dyal Capital Partners V, raising USD 12.9bn for its latest GP stakes vehicle.

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GP stake buyer Dyal Capital brings in $12.9bn for new deals with Fund V final close

GP stake buyer Dyal Capital brings in $12.9bn for new deals with Fund V final close

Blue Owl investment arm Dyal Capital Partners has soared to a $12.9bn final close for its latest fund targeting minority stakes in private equity firms. The post GP stake buyer Dyal Capital brings in $12.9bn

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Equistone makes three ESG manager hires

Equistone makes three ESG manager hires

European mid-market GP Equistone has hired three ESF managers in its offices in London, Paris and Munich with the aim of supporting the firm’s sustainability objectives in its current portfolio and new investments.

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Golding closes buyout co-investment fund on EUR 273m

Golding closes buyout co-investment fund on EUR 273m

DACH-based asset manager Golding Capital has closed its buyout co-investment fund on EUR 273m, with the GP to launch fundraising for its successor next year.

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EQT moves SHL Medical stake into long-term strategy fund

EQT moves SHL Medical stake into long-term strategy fund

EQT has transferred its minority stake in Swiss drug delivery manufacturer SHL Medical to EQT Future, the GP's new impact-driven, longer-hold investment strategy.

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GP Profile: EV Private Equity outlines plans for dedicated energy transition fund

GP Profile: EV Private Equity outlines plans for dedicated energy transition fund

Norway-headquartered EV Private Equity is planning to double down on energy transition investments in technology-enabled businesses with its next fund, partner and head of responsible investment Karem Kobayashi told Unquote.

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Stonepeak picks major Australian port as latest investment

Infrastructure and real assets investor Stonepeak has agreed a buyout of GeelongPort, the second largest port in the Australian state of Victoria. The post Stonepeak picks major Australian port as latest investment first appeared on

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Bridgepoint on track for H1 2023 Fund VII final close

Bridgepoint on track for H1 2023 Fund VII final close

UK-headquartered listed GP Bridgepoint is on track to hold a final close for Bridgepoint Europe Fund VII in H1 2023, the firm said in an FY22 trading update.

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Fundraising power balance shifts to LPs – panel

Fundraising power balance shifts to LPs – panel

The difficult PE fundraising market means that LPs are gaining more power to sway the types of investments made with their commitments as well as to force change in the diversity of GPs and even

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Alto Partners reaches EUR 150m first close on fifth fund

Alto Partners reaches EUR 150m first close on fifth fund

Italian GP Alto Partners has reached a first close for Alto Capital V, with EUR 150m in commitments raised so far against a EUR 300m target, founding partner Raffaele de Courten told Unquote.

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GP Profile: Investcorp's GP stakes strategy sees strong dealflow ahead

GP Profile: Investcorp's GP stakes strategy sees strong dealflow ahead

Investcorp is expecting strong dealflow for its GP stakes strategy as sponsors forge ahead with fundraising and deployment to take advantage of opportunities brought about by the current macroeconomic environment, managing partner Anthony Maniscalco told

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Paragon sells Inprotec to industrials group

Paragon sells Inprotec to industrials group

German GP Paragon Partners has agreed to sell its investment in Inprotec, a German chemicals contract manufacturer, to Luxembourg-based International Chemical Investors Group.

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GP Profile: Equistone banks on experience to ride through the next cycle

GP Profile: Equistone banks on experience to ride through the next cycle

European mid-market sponsor Equistone is banking on the multi-cycle experience of its team to carry the firm and its portfolio through the next storm as it looks towards future fundraising and portfolio development, UK-based partner

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Women in PE: Avallon's Pakulska on fundraising, exits and the role of sport in business

Women in PE: Avallon's Pakulska on fundraising, exits and the role of sport in business

Unquote speaks to Agnieszka Pakulska, a partner at Poland-based sponsor Avallon, about the GP’s current outlook and her career, as part of the new Women in Private Equity series.

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