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Huge post-Covid growth for mParticle attracts Permira, others for $150m Series E round

Global private equity major Permira has led a $150m Series E round for customer data infrastructure company mParticle in the wake of massive adoption in the wake of Covid-19. The post Huge post-Covid growth for

How LA buyout house Diversis turned the crisis of Covid into a striking fundraising success

Traditional wisdom might tell you there are opportunities in every risk – but in times of uncertainty, it is just sometimes not so easily compensable. The Covid-19 pandemic has been one of the most uncertain times globally in recent human

Ares scores huge fund size increase with new €1.5bn real estate vehicle amid ‘unprecedented changes’ in sector

Ares Management has surged past its goal for its latest European property fund to reach a €1.5bn final close. The post Ares scores huge fund size increase with new €1.5bn real estate vehicle amid ‘unprecedented

Tikehau Capital picked to invest €350m Belgium-focused Covid recovery fund

Tikehau Capital has been brought in by the Belgium government to manage the Belgian Recovery Fund, which will allocate up to €350m to companies in the country negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The post

Private equity fundraising accelerates away from Covid woes, sets up likely record year: PitchBook

Private equity fundraising continued to accelerate in Q2 to set the stage for what will likely be a record year, new research from PitchBook shows. The post Private equity fundraising accelerates away from Covid woes,

Index Ventures hauls in hefty $2.9bn across two new funds, raises $200m for debut seed vehicle

Index Ventures has raised a hefty $2.9bn across its latest heavyweight venture capital funds, as well as another $200m for its first seed-focused vehicle. The post Index Ventures hauls in hefty $2.9bn across two new

Vista Equity Partners boosts Olive’s valuation to $4bn, a 1.6x increase in just six months

Software and data-focused Vista Equity Partners has driven AI-enabled healthcare provider Olive's valuation to $4bn to continue a massive funding surge for the business since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The post Vista Equity Partners

Birkenstock sold in €4bn L Catterton-backed deal after record results in 250-year history

Iconic sandalmaker Birkenstock has sold a majority stake in itself to consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton in a €4bn deal amid the company reporting a record year despite the Covid-19 crisis.

Plume hits $1.35bn valuation through Insight-led investment amid lockdown demand for better broadband, smart home connectivity

Smart home wifi platform developer Plume has hit a $1.35bn valuation through an Insight Partners-led investment round fuelled by an "explosion" in the segment.

3i banks on outsourced recruitment revival post-Covid with Wilson Human Capital investment

UK private equity investor 3i Group has agreed a $120m investment in recruitment specialist Wilson Human Capital Group as it banks on revitalised growth for the industry post-Covid-19.

Apollo banks on continued Covid volatility with $2.34bn close of latest dislocated credit fund

Apollo Global Management has raised more than $2.3bn for the final close of its latest Accord fund targeting dislocated credit deals.

How investors can tap into the €100bn CDMO market

An estimated 25% of global drug production is in the hands of little-known players CDMOs, making them indispensable for industry, global healthcare systems and patients - not least during Covid. Navigating this terrain is tricky,

Hollywood, Netflix VFX provider Outpost scores multimillion-pound YFM Equity Partners backing

Hollywood, Netflix and Amazon visual effects provider Outpost VFX has sealed a multi-million pound investment from YFM Equity Partners.

Bardin Hill brings in $600m for new opportunistic credit fund, sidecar vehicle

Investment manager Bardin Hill has raised $600m across an opportunistic credit fund and parallel sidecar vehicle.

Apollo-backed low-cost airline Sun Country continues to ride out Covid crisis as it launches IPO

Apollo Global-backed low-cost airline Sun Country has filed to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange despite a troubled time for airlines since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

Sanitiser, disinfectant chemical specialist Lonza SI bought by Cinven, Bain Capital in $4.7bn deal

Private equity majors Cinven and Bain Capital have agreed to buy microbial control chemical specialist Lonza Specialty Ingredients in a CHF4.2bn ($4.7bn) deal.

Covid revenue boom for Notonthehighstreet sees Great Hill Partners come in as majority investor

UK curated online marketplace Notonthehighstreet has been bought by growth equity firm Great Hill Partners following stunning revenue growth amid 2020's pandemic lockdowns.

Far from being dismissed by institutional investors amid Covid, ESG has been brought into focus by the pandemic

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to rage across the globe, it would be understandable to think institutional investors might have put ESG considerations to one side - but new research from bfinance seems to prove

ICG taps up PIMCO’s Lionel Laurant to help lead Covid debt Rescue Fund

Intermediate Capital Group has brought in former PIMCO European credit opportunities head Lionel Laurant as a managing director in the wake of launching a Covid-focused recovery fund.

Andera Partners agrees exit of e-learning provider Skill & You to IK after big sales year amid 2020 lockdowns

Andera Partners has agreed the sale of e-learning business Skill & You to fellow private equity house IK Investment Partners.

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