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Trind VC targets C2C deals in Estonia, Finland with target-beating Fund II

European seed-stage investor Trind VC has beaten its target for its second fundraise through a €55m final close. The post Trind VC targets C2C deals in Estonia, Finland with target-beating Fund II first appeared on

Private equity players warn of fundraising “shake-out”

The increasingly tough European PE fundraising environment is likely to lead to a fundraising “shake-out”, with European generalist buyout strategies touted as some of the first potential casualties, attendees at IPEM 2022 in Cannes told

Adams Street launches private credit platform in Europe

Private markets investor Adams Street has launched a private credit strategy in Europe with the hire of James Charalambides from Sixth Street.

Adams Street brings in Sixth Street’s Charalambides for launch of European private credit platform

Asset management major Adams Street Partners has launched a European private credit platform alongside the hire of former Sixth Street managing director James Charalambides. The post Adams Street brings in Sixth Street’s Charalambides for launch of

Capital Four surges past €1bn fund target to reach €1.5bn for new debt vehicle

Credit asset management boutique Capital Four has hauled in €1.5bn for the final close of its third private debt fund, well above its €1bn target. The post Capital Four surges past €1bn fund target to

Iris bolsters Paris and Berlin teams with two hires

European VC firm Iris Capital has hired Nicolas Herschtel as partner from InfraVia and Silvia Ersetti as analyst from Gorillas.

Triago expands primary directs strategy to Europe

Private capital advisory firm Triago has formed a five-strong EMEA primary directs team, aiming to assist independent sponsors raising capital on a deal-by-deal basis. Global CEO Matt Swain speaks to Unquote about why now is

Mirova scores huge fund size increase with €1.6bn energy transition infrastructure vehicle

Mirova has raised €1.6bn for its fifth energy transition infrastructure equity fund, almost double the size of its previous fund in the strategy. The post Mirova scores huge fund size increase with €1.6bn energy transition

Argos Wityu launches Article 9 buyout climate fund

Switzerland-based Argos Wityu has launched an “Article 9” buyout fund dedicated to investing in European SMEs with a CO2 intensity reduction target of 7.5% per year and a direct focus on environmental performance.

Ex-Investec asset management arm Ninety One hits €130m first close for European credit fund

Ninety One, the asset manager which demerged from Investec Bank two years ago, has raised €130m for the first close of its first European Credit Opportunities Fund I. The post Ex-Investec asset management arm Ninety

FSN Capital to acquire Bäcker Görtz in MBO

Northern European sponsor FSN Capital has agreed to invest in Germany-based bakery chain Bäcker Görtz alongside existing owners Peter and Frank Görtz, who will continue as co-CEOs and retain a significant minority stake.

Lakestar eyes fundraise for second Growth Fund

Venture capital firm Lakestar has made a Luxembourg legal filing for Lakestar Growth II; the Luxembourg structure is expected to pave the way for European LPs to come into the fund, a source familiar with

The Bolt-Ons Digest – 16 September 2022

The Bolt-ons Digest is a compilation put together by Unquote with the main add-on deals announced by PE-backed companies in Europe over the last few days.

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.

First US VC fund exclusively targeting Ukrainian founders and startups launched

Early stage investor ff Venture Capital has launched the first US venture capital fund exclusively for Ukrainian founders and startups. The post First US VC fund exclusively targeting Ukrainian founders and startups launched first appeared

Northzone raises EUR 1bn-plus for Fund X

Northzone has raised more than EUR 1bn for its tenth fund to invest in consumer tech and enterprise companies across Europe and the US.

Access Capital Partners follows 24.5% stake sale to Alantra by raising over €300m for co-invest fund

European private equity investor Access Capital Partners has raised more than €300m for the final close of its second co-investment buyout fund. The €306m final close for Access Co-Investment Fund Buy-Out Europe II comes just a

Energy Impact Partners raises €390m Europe fund targeting ‘most promising investment opportunity of our generation’

Sustainability and net-zero focused VC investor Energy Impact Partners has hit a €390m final close for its debut European fund thanks to support from a string of prominent LPs. The post Energy Impact Partners raises

Q&A: Syz Capital's Marc Syz on PE fundraising and alternative asset allocations

Against a backdrop of shifting asset allocation dynamics, US interest in Europe and fluctuating valuations, 2023 could be a strong fundraising year for private markets, Marc Syz, managing partner at alternative asset manager Syz Capital,

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