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ECI wraps up fund 9 with 3x overall return

UK mid-market buyout house ECI Partners has announced that its 2010-vintage ECI 9 fund is now fully realised, following the sale of last remaining portfolio company Avantia in September.

ECI Fund IX scores 3x money, 36% IRR after final realisation

Mid-market UK private equity house ECI Partners has hit an impressive 3x return and 36% IRR for its ninth fund after sealing its final realisation. The post ECI Fund IX scores 3x money, 36% IRR

KKR hires BlackRock’s Williamson to oversee pan-European long term real estate investment strategy

Global buyout giant KKR has hired Ian Williamson from BlackRock as managing director and head of core plus real estate in Europe, to oversee the formation and lead KKR Real Estate’s pan-European core plus focused

Less than half of UK GPs report in detail on ESG impact – survey

Less than half (48%) of UK GPs report in detail on the ESG impact of their investments, according to a survey conducted by advisory firm BDO.

Brewdog, Hawksmoor hit brakes on IPO plans

Hawksmoor, a UK-based restaurant chain, and brewer Brewdog have both paused plans for their initial public offerings, citing pandemic recovery uncertainty in the hospitality sector.

Synova backs National Education Group

Synova has acquired a minority stake in UK-based National Education Group (NEG), a provider of online continuing professional development (CPD) training for schools and education organisations.

Blackstone in London Sets Vaccine Rule to Work in Office

Starting next week, the American private equity firm will take a more forceful approach to vaccines than many other firms in Britain.

Deeptech early backer Angular Ventures hits $80m Fund II close

Angular Ventures has hit an $80m final close for its second fund targeting European and Israeli deeptech deals. The post Deeptech early backer Angular Ventures hits $80m Fund II close first appeared on AltAssets Private

Bowmark fully exits Aston Lark in Howden sale

Insurance broking group Howden has agreed to acquire UK-based peer Aston Lark from Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Bowmark Capital.

Permira exits medical device maker LSNE after European market debut

Private equity major Permira has exited medical device maker Lyophilization Services of New England (LSNE) to PCI Pharma Services. The post Permira exits medical device maker LSNE after European market debut first appeared on AltAssets

Second big music rights PE deal in a week sees Blackstone team with Hipgnosis for $1bn investment plan

Buyout giant Blackstone has teamed with Hipgnosis Song Management for a $1bn investment plan aimed at acquiring music rights and manage catalogues. The post Second big music rights PE deal in a week sees Blackstone team

Buyout giants eye mammoth $54bn buyout of GlaxoSmithKline consumer unit: report

A string of private equity giants including Blackstone and Carlyle are reportedly circling GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer unit in a deal which could see it valued at up to £40bn. The post Buyout giants eye mammoth $54bn

Urban sustainability investor 2150 scores €268m final close for debut fundraise

Urban sustainability technology-focused venture capital firm 2150 has hit a €268m final close for its oversubscribed flagship fundraise. The post Urban sustainability investor 2150 scores €268m final close for debut fundraise first appeared on AltAssets

Burger King UK owners mull GBP 600m listing – report

Burger King UK is preparing a London stock market flotation that could value the fast-food restaurant chain at approximately GBP 600m, the Sunday Times has reported.

Pantheon unveils plan to raise £300m through infrastructure-focused IPO

Global alternatives major Pantheon has revealed plans for an IPO of investment trust Pantheon Infrastructure with the hope of raising £300m. The post Pantheon unveils plan to raise £300m through infrastructure-focused IPO first appeared on

More succession planning at Värde Partners as firm names two new co-CIOs

Credit and distressed investment specialist Värde Partners has promoted Brad Bauer and Giuseppe Naglieri to co-CIOs alongside Ilfryn Carstairs, as the firm continues to reshape its senior leadership with an eye on the future. The

Permira acquires reimbursement software Motus from Thoma Bravo to capitalize on flexible working trend 

UK buyout house Permira has agreed to acquire reimbursement software Motus from fellow private equity firm Thoma Bravo.  The post Permira acquires reimbursement software Motus from Thoma Bravo to capitalize on flexible working trend  first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Giant Saudi sovereign fund teams with PCP Capital for Newcastle United Football Club takeover

One of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds has teamed with PCP Capital Partners to buy British football club Newcastle United. The post Giant Saudi sovereign fund teams with PCP Capital for Newcastle United Football

Booming transport management software business Manadata sold by LDC to Tenzing

Mid-market UK private equity firm LDC  has exited its investment in transport management software provider Mandata to Tenzing. The post Booming transport management software business Manadata sold by LDC to Tenzing first appeared on AltAssets

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