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Investindustrial acquires majority stake in Eataly

Investindustrial has agreed to acquire 52% of Eataly with a EUR 200m investment in the Italian-based high-end food retailer and a concurrent purchase of a part of the shares held by existing shareholders.

Q&A: Octopus Ventures on consumer investing in times of recession

Head of Octopus Ventures’ consumer investment team, Rebecca Hunt, talks to Unquote about the key metrics the venture investor looks for in consumer businesses, emerging trends in the sector and how the current macro-economic environment

Riverside Company buys into store signage, merchandising display specialist Siffron

Lower mid-market investor The Riverside Company has bought into retail merchandising display provider Siffron alongside Blue Point Capital Partners. Siffron specialises in products ranging from candy racks and store signs to anti-theft tags and retail

Avance has raised more than double its $500m target for the final close of its debut fund

Services, tech and consumer-focused private equity house Avance Investment Management has raised $1.1bn for its debut fund, more than double its $500m target. The post Avance has raised more than double its $500m target for

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.

Northzone bags over €1bn for one of Europe’s biggest VC raises this year

Nordic investor Northzone has raised more than €1bn for its biggest fund ever, doubling the size of its 2019 predecessor vehicle. The vehicle – one of the biggest venture capital funds raised in Europe this

Kim Kardashian partners with ex-Carlyle partner Jay Sammons to launch new PE firm

Reality television star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian has teamed up with ex-Carlyle global head of consumer, media and retail Jay Sammons to set up new private equity firm SKKY Partners. The post Kim Kardashian partners

Startup using plants to create ‘better meat than animals’ gets L Catterton backing

Consumer-focused private equity major L Catterton has bought into Swiss foodtech startup Planted, which is aiming to create plant-based meat which tastes better than the meat from animals. The post Startup using plants to create

GP Profile: Emeram eyes portfolio development amidst macro uncertainty

Munich-headquartered Emeram Capital Partners is assessing opportunities in the technology, services and consumer sectors while it develops its portfolio and fundraising plans, partners Sven Oleownik and Christian Näther told Unquote.

GCA Altium consumer MD to join Clearwater

Christopher Jones, a consumer sector managing director at Houlihan Lokey-owned GCA Altium, is leaving the firm to join Clearwater, two sources told Unquote.

VMG Catalyst boosts capital raised to $650m with latest fund close

Consumer-focused private equity firm VMG Catalyst has boosted its capital raised to $650m with latest $400m Fund II close. The post VMG Catalyst boosts capital raised to $650m with latest fund close first appeared on

Aurelius to buy Footasylum following antitrust ruling

Distressed investor Aurelius is to acquire UK streetwear and sportswear retailer Footasylum from JD Sports in a deal valued at around EUR 45m.

EQT to target trade players in Kfzteile24 auction

EQT is in a process to exit portfolio business Kfzteile24, a German car parts e-retailer, with Houlihan Lokey guiding on the sale, four sources familiar with the situation said.

GPs believe consumer discretionary sector has highest potential for PE deals, support for IT drops 10%

The consumer discretionary sector has become the most favoured sector in private equity investing while IT has lost its grip among managers, new research shows. The post GPs believe consumer discretionary sector has highest potential

NielsenIQ and GfK to combine, creating a leading global provider of information and analytics in consumer and retail measurement

NielsenIQ and GfK SE (“GfK”), two leaders in global information services, today announced a definitive agreement through which the companies plan to combine, creating new capabilities in the consumer and retail measurement industry. Powered by

L Catterton launches private credit platform, Adams Street’s Rashid brought in to co-lead

Consumer-focused private equity major L Catterton has launched a new private credit platform, bringing in industry veteran Shahab Rashid to jointly lead the unit. The post L Catterton launches private credit platform, Adams Street’s Rashid

Mayfair exits Talon in SBO to Equistone

Consumer and technology investor Mayfair Equity Partners has agreed to fully exit portfolio company Talon Outdoor to Equistone; the company’s management will retain a meaningful stake.

Apollo Funds to Acquire Cardenas Markets, One of the Largest Hispanic Grocery Chains in the U.S. from KKR

NEW YORK, June 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apollo (NYSE: APO) today announced that funds managed by its affiliates (the “Apollo Funds”) have agreed to acquire Cardenas Markets (“Cardenas”), a leading grocery retailer focused on

Europe’s 360 Capital hits close for new deeptech, B2B software, consumer tech fund

European early-stage investor 360 Capital has hit a close for its latest fund targeting pre-seed and seed tech businesses. The post Europe’s 360 Capital hits close for new deeptech, B2B software, consumer tech fund first

Apollo said to provide up to $2bn debt financing in Kohl’s Group acquisition

Apollo Global Management is said to be in talks to provide up to $2bn in debt financing to retail store operator Franchise Group for the potential acquisition of department store chain Kohl's Corp. The post

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