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EQT: Private Equity with a Purpose

The private equity (PE) industry has grown enormously over the past 20 years, from roughly $650 billion in assets under management (AUM) in 2000 to almost $5 trillion in September 2019 (of which some $1.7…

GP Profile: Consilium Private Equity

Consilium Private Equity founding partner and CEO Stefano Iamoni talks to Alessia Argentieri about the launch of a new fund, as well as deal activity and market perspectives.

Apax scores over 4x return from sale of ECI Software to LGP

The exit of the Texas-based software company generated an IRR of 55%

ICG launches new secondaries fund ahead of schedule

ICG is raising a new secondaries vehicle, Strategic Equity IV, which will focus on GP-led transactions.

Unquote Private Equity Podcast: LP perspectives

This week, the Unquote Podcast focuses on LP appetite and concerns for the private equity industry, with an exclusive interview with Hermes GPE's Elias Korosis.

PAI acquires Angulas Aguinaga from Portobello

PAI Partners has acquired a majority stake in fish specialist Angulas Aguinaga from Spanish GP Portobello Capital.

Graphite promotes new investment director, hires two

UK mid-cap GP Graphite Capital has promoted Lara Markham to investment director, and hired two extra professionals in its investment team.

Buyout rankings: who has invested most across Europe since April?

Unquote tallies the top 10 most active GPs across the European buyout space amid the coronavirus turmoil.

Nordic Capital carves-out RegTech from BearingPoint

The German company is expected to generate revenues of close to €100m in 2020

GPs must embrace proactive portfolio management tools now, or be left behind

As the coronavirus crisis continues to rage across the glove, private equity investors are being forced to think more carefully about managing their existing portfolios amid a volatile dealmaking market. AltAssets spoke to Eaton Partners'…

Nordic Capital carves out RegTech from BearingPoint

Nordic Capital has acquired a majority stake in German company BearingPoint's regulatory tech subsidiary RegTech.

Preparing for the turnarounds wave

While advisers readied themselves for a wave of distressed opportunities off the back of the coronavirus crisis – and GPs anticipated a shift in LP allocation strategies – the turnarounds surge has failed to materialise.…

LBO France completes FH Ortho trade sale

French GP LBO France has completed the sale of FH Ortho to Japanese trade buyer Olympus Corporation.

Sponsor-lender relationship faces stiff Covid-19 test

GPs' relationships with their existing banks and debt funds became crucial to navigating challenging liquidity situations and potential covenant breaches in Q2, and will be even more important in managing the ongoing consequences of the…

Secondaries update: Unigestion’s David Swanson

Secondaries activity is recovering from the initial coronavirus-related shock, with good prospects for GP-led secondaries deals. Harriet Matthews speaks to David Swanson of Unigestion to discuss the market outlook

Nordian Capital completes J-Club acquisition

Nordian Capital has acquired a majority stake in accessories producer J-Club; the GP intends to draw a line under the dispute that saw Nordian attempt to pull out of the deal as the coronavirus crisis…

Dunedin-backed GPS draws investment from Visa

Dunedin-backed payments processor Global Processing Services (GPS) has drawn investment from Visa.

HarbourVest’s Performance Leads to Hard Cap Close

HarbourVest Partners has held an oversubscribed and hard cap close of its latest secondaries fund, Dover Street X LP (Dover X), with $8.1 billion of capital commitments. The hard cap close of Dover X follows…

Covid forcing newer private equity firms out of fundraising while veteran operators raise huge amounts

European private equity fundraising activity has come roaring back in the third quarter thanks to a slew of big fund closes - but the coronavirus pandemic is forcing many less-established GPs out of the capital…

Blackstone Strategic Partners buys into two Method Advisors funds of funds through GP-led secondaries process

Blackstone's Strategic Partners arm has bought into two funds of funds vehicles managed by UK-based Method Advisors through a GP-led secondaries process.