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…

The top 30 dealmakers in Europe during the Covid-19 crisis

Fourteen of the 15 largest deals by transaction value to emerge in Emea had a boutique adviser involved

Secondaries specialist Keyhaven scores 1.7x return on PIC investment

Secondaries private equity specialist Keyhaven Capital has sealed a 1.7x return selling its minority stake in UK-based Pensions Insurance Corporation.

Private equity firms to pay down The AA’s heavy debt after agreeing £219m buyout of the roadside recovery business

UK roadside recovery business The AA has agreed to be bought by private equity houses Warburg Pincus and Towerbrook Capital Partners at a £219m valuation.

Permira's Exclusive Group bolts on Nuaware

Permira portfolio company Exclusive Group has acquired UK-based cloud technology business Nuaware.

Bain Capital, Pacific Lake team up for OneShield Software investment

Bain Capital Partners and Pacific Lake Partners have teamed up to back P&C insurance core software provider OneShield Software.

Challenger bank HMBradley gets $18.25m VC-led financing round

Having officially launched earlier this year, new neobank HMBradley has now secured $18.25m in a Series A funding round.

Stripe’s PE, VC backers lick their lips amid talk of possible $100bn valuation through new funding round

Payments giant Stripe is reportedly looking to raise a funding round which could see its valuation reach somewhere between $70bn and $100bn.

The Jordan Company sells Dimora Brands to private equity peer Clearlake Capital

The Jordan Company has agreed to sell speciality hardware and home accessories business Dimora Brands to fellow private equity house Clearlake Capital.

Stanhope Capital, FWM announce $24.2bn merger to create global wealth management major

Stanhope Capital and FWM have merged to create one of the world's largest independent wealth management and advisory firms, with more than $24bn under management.

Charlesbank Capital could raise up to $3.75bn for tenth flagship fund, LP documents show

Charlesbank Capital Partners is already back in the fundraising market eyeing its biggest ever vehicle, just a couple of years after beginning to invest its $3bn ninth flagship fund.

Round Hill Ventures raises €200m fund for growing European proptech opportunities

Round Hill Ventures has hit a €200m final close for a European proptech fund targeting late seed to Series B investments.

AMB :- HIG Europe Capital Partners III closes on $1.3bn

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The global alternative asset management firm HIG Capital has held a final close for HIG Europe Capital Partners III, its European lower-mid-market fund, on €1.1bn ($1.3 billion). The vehicl...Article Link

HIG rounds up €1.1bn for lower mid-market European fund

The US-based firm outdid the €825m it collected for HIG Europe Capital Partners II

Brexit committee chair Benn slams waste of ‘time, effort and cost’ for UK finance sector

Johnson’s government has failed 'to understand the scale of the change and to prepare for it'

HIG Europe Capital Partners III closes on €1.1bn

HIG Capital has held a final close for HIG Europe Capital Partners III, its European lower-mid-market fund, on €1.1bn.

BlackRock to pay $1.05bn to buy Aperio Group from Golden Gate Capital

BlackRock has agreed to pay $1.05bn to buy research-based investment management business Aperio Group from Golden Gate Capital after just two years in the latter's portfolio.

L Catterton seals lightning return on Cholula investment through $800m trade sale

L Catterton has sealed a rapid return on its investment in hot sauce maker Cholula after agreeing an $800m sale to trade buyer McCormick & Company.

Steady inflows into UCITS equity funds in September

Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest monthly Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales data of UCITS and AIFs for September 2020.…

Sun Capital hires ex-TA Associates, Jump Capital tech investing expert Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan

Sun Capital Partners has brought on board Jump Capital growth equity group founding partner Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan as a managing director on its transactions team.