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Eastern Asia and Northern Europe regions achieve highest annual return for private equity

Opalesque Industry Update - The top-performing regions globally for private equity in 2020 were Eastern Asia and Northern Europe, with an annual return of 31.5% and 26.8% respectively, revealed eFront, which has released its Fourth…

Cerulli: The rising importance of commodity investing

Opalesque Industry Update - This year's surge in redemptions from precious metals exchange-traded products (ETPs) in Europe has been offset by a growing demand for broad-basket commodities funds and, separately, investment opportunities in the industrial…

Allego to go public via merger with Apollo-sponsored Spac

Allego Holding, a Netherlands-based pan-European electric vehicle charging network, is to go public via a merger with Spartan Acquisition Corp III, a publicly listed special purpose acquisition company (Spac) sponsored by Apollo Global Management.

ICG takes EUR 1.45bn ESG-linked facility for Europe VIII

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has closed an initial EUR 1.45bn ESG-linked subscription facility for its eighth European direct lending fund, ICG Europe Fund VIII.

Mega-rounds fuel record H1 for venture and growth

Europe was home to a record EUR 38bn's worth of venture and growth capital investment in the first half of 2021, shattering previous records, according to Unquote Data.

Trilantic Europe backs German Smile Eyes Group eyeing extensive network in the market

Trilantic Europe has bought into German eye care company Smile Eyes Group eyeing its extensive network in the market. The post Trilantic Europe backs German Smile Eyes Group eyeing extensive network in the market first…

Tikehau holds EUR 617m final close for European Special Opportunities II

Tikehau Capital has held a final close on EUR 617m for its second European Special Opportunities fund (TSO II), surpassing the fund's EUR 500m target.

Equistone completes second French deal in two weeks, acquires children products brand Vertbaudet

European buyout house Equistone has completed its acquisition of children product brand Vertbaudet. The deal marked the firm’s second investment in France in two weeks. The post Equistone completes second French deal in two weeks,…

Alpha Private Equity sells Vertbaudet to Equistone

Alpha Private Equity has sold children's clothing and accessories retailer Vertbaudet to Equistone Partners Europe.

Eurazeo hauls in €1.6bn for European tech investments

Private equity major Eurazeo has hauled in €1.6bn for its growth strategy targeting equity investments in European tech companies. The group has put in €320m of capital towards the strategy while €200m has come from…

IGI to assess strategic options for Nuovaplast

Italian private equity firm IGI has started to consider strategic options for its portfolio company Nuovaplast, following unsolicited approaches by two undisclosed European industry players, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

AMB :- Eurazeo announces $1.9bn growth fund

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: French investment group Eurazeo announced having exceeded its initial fundraising target for its growth strategy dedicated to equity investments in leading European tech companies. The Paris-...Article Link

PE buy-side appetite further boosts exit options for sponsors

European private equity players' strong appetite to deploy has noticeably boosted the prevalence of secondary buyouts as an exit route this year, according to Unquote Data.

Pemberton names Ewing to boost North America IR, anticipates increased allocations to its Europe funds

European asset manager Pemberton has appointed Sanford ‘Sandy’ Ewing as managing director for North America to support the firm’s international expansion. The post Pemberton names Ewing to boost North America IR, anticipates increased allocations to…

FCA on recruitment drive to toughen up entry requirements for UK markets

It is the latest in a series of moves by the watchdog to establish how it plans to adapt its approach to regulating the UK since the country’s split from the European trading bloc.

FCA on recruitment drive to toughen up entry requirements for UK markets

It is the latest in a series of moves by the watchdog to establish how it plans to adapt its approach to regulating the UK since the country’s split from the European trading bloc.

A&M Capital Europe buys Pet Network for EUR 260m

London-based private equity house A&M Capital Europe has acquired Pet Network, a pet supplies retail group operating across south-east Europe, from The Rohatyn Group (TRG).

VC Profile: DN Capital set to deploy in buoyant European VC market

Following the close of DN Capital's latest EUR 300m fund, managing partner and co-founder Nenad Marovac speaks to Harriet Matthews about the firm's deployment plans and its view of the European VC market.

OMERS Private Equity Acquires Lifeways

OMERS Private Equity has signed an agreement to acquire Lifeways, a provider of supported living services for adults with learning disabilities in the UK, from August Equity. Lifeways management will re-invest substantially alongside OMERS. According…

Cinven said to eye new $12bn fundraise, just two years after closing €10bn predecessor

European private equity major Cinven is reportedly eyeing more than $12bn for its latest flagship private equity fundraise, just two years after closing its €10bn Fund VII. The post Cinven said to eye new $12bn…

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