Onex Partners aims for USD 8bn target with sixth flagship fund

Onex Partners aims for USD 8bn target with sixth flagship fund

Canadian GP Onex Partners is looking to raise around USD 8bn for its sixth fund, with a first close expected before the end of 2023, London-based senior managing director Nigel Wright told Unquote.

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LPs and GPs draw battle lines over expenses, transparency as market turmoil impacts sector

LPs and GPs draw battle lines over expenses, transparency as market turmoil impacts sector

Public markets investors have been slamming on the brakes for the past 12 months as macro factors continue to weigh heavy on the global dealmaking and trading environment. But is a different picture appearing in

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Whitehorse boosts AUM to over $11.7bn with new GP liquidity fund

Whitehorse Liquidity Partners has kept up its lightning fundraises pace with a target-beating final close of a new secondaries fund looking to provide liquidity to GPs. The post Whitehorse boosts AUM to over $11.7bn with

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Investors are upping exposure to GP-led secondaries – here’s why

Almost two-thirds of global investors are upping their dollar allocations to GP-led secondary recap transactions as firms look to navigate the increasingly muddy waters of inflation, recession and market turmoil. The post Investors are upping

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Access holds EUR 306m final close for second co-investment fund

Access holds EUR 306m final close for second co-investment fund

Paris-headquartered Access Capital Partners (ACP) has held a EUR 306m final close for its second co-investment fund, which will continue the GP’s strategy of investing in small-cap European buyout vehicles.

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MML, Metric Capital unite to acquire GPS in EUR 260m deal

MML, Metric Capital unite to acquire GPS in EUR 260m deal

MML Capital Partners and Metric Capital Partners have acquired a majority stake in French reusable packaging business Global Packaging Solutions (GPS).

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Auctus sells PharmaLex to trade for EUR 1.28bn

Auctus sells PharmaLex to trade for EUR 1.28bn

German GP Auctus Capital has sold pharma services company PharmaLex to US-listed trade AmerisourceBergen for EUR 1.28bn.

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Ex-Silverfleet team regroups with DACH-focused GP Sophora

Ex-Silverfleet team regroups with DACH-focused GP Sophora

A team of three former Silverfleet Capital executives has banded together to set up Sophora Unternehmerkapital, targeting small cap opportunities across the DACH region. Managing partner Benjamin Hubner speaks to Unquote about the GP’s fundraising

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DC Advisory launches GP Secondaries practice with hire from Elm Capital

DC Advisory launches GP Secondaries practice with hire from Elm Capital

DC Advisory has hired Michael Wieczorek from Elm Capital, launching its GP Secondaries for its core private equity clients and expanding on its existing transaction and debt advisory services.

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Thoma Bravo opens London office, hires Inflexion’s Hemmers

Thoma Bravo opens London office, hires Inflexion’s Hemmers

US-headquartered technology investor Thoma Bravo has opened a London office, hiring former Inflexion head of technology Irina Hemmers to lead the office and the GP's efforts in the UK and Europe.

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Pantheon eyes second GP-led secondaries fund

Pantheon eyes second GP-led secondaries fund

US-headquartered alternative investment firm Pantheon has made a legal filing for Pantheon Secondaries Opportunities Fund II (PSOF II), its second vehicle dedicated to GP-led secondaries deals.

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Trill Impact hires IK’s Hoffmann von Holten

Trill Impact hires IK’s Hoffmann von Holten

Stockholm-headquartered impact investor Trill Impact has hired Nina Hoffmann von Holten as an investment director, to help expand the GP’s presence in Denmark.

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Second-hand: could continuation vehicles become ‘SPACs of 2022’?

Second-hand: could continuation vehicles become ‘SPACs of 2022’?

So far in 2022, GP-led secondary deals have been holding fast as exits involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have faded from fashion. As GPs and LPs continue to seek liquidity in a challenging exit

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Verdane invests in Qbtech, Topro via impact fund

Verdane invests in Qbtech, Topro via impact fund

Specialist technology GP Verdane has made two investments via its debut EUR 300m impact fund, backing ADHD test maker Qbtech and mobility aid manufacturer Topro.

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Ex-Trinity Ventures GP Mehandru joins Madrona Venture to lead newly-launched Palo Alto office

Madrona Venture Group is launching a Palo Alto office to be led by new managing director hire Karan Mehandru. The post Ex-Trinity Ventures GP Mehandru joins Madrona Venture to lead newly-launched Palo Alto office first appeared

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GP Profile: Tyrus Capital plans secondaries deployment drive

GP Profile: Tyrus Capital plans secondaries deployment drive

In a market presenting increasing opportunities for Tyrus Capital’s late-stage and mature secondaries-focused private equity strategy, Unquote speaks to Gunter Waldner, head of private equity, about the firm’s deployment plans and outlook.

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GP Profile: Emeram eyes portfolio development amidst macro uncertainty

GP Profile: Emeram eyes portfolio development amidst macro uncertainty

Munich-headquartered Emeram Capital Partners is assessing opportunities in the technology, services and consumer sectors while it develops its portfolio and fundraising plans, partners Sven Oleownik and Christian Näther told Unquote.

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Litorina buys Swedish IT Consultancy Implema

Litorina buys Swedish IT Consultancy Implema

Stockholm-headquartered GP Litorina has acquired a majority stake in Sweden-based Implema, an SAP and Microsoft Dynamics ERP software specialist.

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Golding Capital holds EUR 65m first close for debut impact fund

Golding Capital holds EUR 65m first close for debut impact fund

Munich-headquartered Golding Capital has held a first close for Golding Impact 2021 on EUR 65m; the GP expects to hold a final close for the fund-of-funds in 2023 on EUR 300m.

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PE Firms Poised for Diversity Drive

PE Firms Poised for Diversity Drive

Posted by Kem Ihenacho, Clare Scott, and Anne Mainwaring, Latham & Watkins LLP, on Monday, August 15, 2022 Editor's Note: Kem Ihenacho is partner, Clare Scott is counsel, and Anne Mainwaring is an associate at

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