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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.

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.

PE-backed Moonpig follows Covid-lockdown profit boom with up to £1.2bn London IPO

Exponent Private Equity is set for a powerful IPO of UK greetings card business Moonpig amid the company emerging as one of the big winners of the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.

Discover the sectors surviving Covid-19’s private equity buy-and-build slump

Private equity buy-and-build activity has suffered a heavy blow through the coronavirus pandemic, with activity dropping to a five-year low according to new data from Silverfleet Capital.

Bondholder threat to Bain Capital’s Virgin Australia buyout over – report

A bondholder threat to Bain Capital's buyout of coronavirus-stricken airline Virgin Australia appears to be over after lenders withdrew their plans for a recapitalisation of the business.

BGH Capital agrees cut-price Village Roadshow buyout in wake of coronavirus shuttering

Australian theme park and cinema operator Village Roadshow has agreed to a cut-price offer from BGH Capital as it looks to recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

US homeschool curriculum business AALP bought by Surge Private Equity

Dallas-based buyout house Surge Private Equity has bought US homeschool curriculum publisher All About Learning Press.

Epiris deal looks to rescue UK’s Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Las Iguanas following Covid-19 lockdown

UK private equity house Epiris has swooped to buy restaurant chains Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas in a bid to rescue the eateries following their long closures due the coronavirus crisis.

Apollo-backed Chuck E Cheese parent company files for bankruptcy due to coronavirus shutdown

Apollo Global-backed CEC Entertainment, the parent company of novelty restaurant chain Chuck E Cheese, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the wake of the coronavirus crippling its operations.

“Never waste a good crisis” – how successful portfolio companies have adapted to the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has raged across the globe for months now - but some businesses were far quicker to adapt to the growing disaster than others. Private debt investment specialist CVI explains how some of

Investec spin-out launches recovery fund to save South African economy “in induced coma”

A new coronavirus economic recovery fund targeting South Africa has been launched by Ninety One, which has just demerged from Investec Bank, and Ethos Private Equity.

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