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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

Thoma Bravo, Apollo, Silver Lake megafunds among $1.1bn of new Maryland pension commitments

The $64.6bn-managing Maryland State Retirement & Pension System has picked a trio of major private equity fundraises among its latest $1.1bn of commitments. Thoma Bravo’s mammoth new software-focused private equity fund picked up $125m from

DTCP holds first close on USD 300m for new growth fund

Hamburg-based Digital Transformation Capital Partners (DTCP) has held a first close on USD 300m for its latest enterprise software growth equity fund.

Solar sales, design software maker Solo gets Bregal Sagemount backing

New York-based buyout house Bregal Sagemount has made a minority strategic growth investment in Solo, a provider of solar sales, proposal and design software. The post Solar sales, design software maker Solo gets Bregal Sagemount backing first appeared

British Private Equity Awards: voting extended to 23 September

The deadline to vote for this year's Unquote British Private Equity Awards has been extended to 23 September at 5pm.

Veteran investor relations leader Michael Charlton joins Vista Equity Partners

Michael Charlton, a 30-year veteran of financial markets investor relations and marketing, has joined software investment giant Vista Equity Partners as a managing director. The post Veteran investor relations leader Michael Charlton joins Vista Equity

Mindful Capital leans towards IPO for Italcer over sale

Mindful Capital Partners is leaning towards an IPO over a sale of portfolio company Italcer as it progresses through a dual-track process, three sources familiar with the situation said.

Securitize Launches Fund Providing Tokenized Exposure to KKR Fund for the First Time in the U.S

New Fund Unlocks Broader Access to Alternative Investments Through Digital Ownership on Blockchain NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Securitize, a leading digital asset securities firm, today announced the launch of a fund tokenizing an interest in KKR’s

Bain Capital said to prep sale of Japan’s Works Human Intelligence at up to $2bn valuation

Bain Capital is reportedly prepping a sale of Japanese human resources software business Works Human Intelligence which could value it at up to $2bn. The post Bain Capital said to prep sale of Japan’s Works

Bessemer breaks into growth buyout as it raises $4.6bn across two new funds

Early stage investment giant Bessemer Venture Partners has hauled in $4.6bn across a record-breaking flagship fund and its debut vehicle targeting growth buyout and minority investments in software and tech-enabled services companies. The San Francisco-based firm

Trill Impact heads for first close of VC fund at year-end

Sweden-headquartered Trill Impact is on the road for its debut venture fund, according to a source close to the situation; the vehicle has a EUR 300m target and is expected to hold a first close

British Private Equity Awards: vote for the winners

The shortlist for this year's Unquote British Private Equity Awards has been announced – pick your winners before 14 September at 5pm.

Fountainvest, TPG, WP among final bidders for Carlyle’s $1bn-targeting AmbioPharm exit

Carlyle is considering the final rounds of bids for its $1bn-targeting AmbioPharm exit from fellow buyout houses Fountainvest Capital Partners, TPG and Warburg Pincus, Reuters reported quoting sources. The post Fountainvest, TPG, WP among final

Another big-name backer for Hornetsecurity as TA Associates invests in business

Cloud security and compliance software-as-a-service specialist Hornetsecurity has picked up another big name backer with TA Associates coming in as an investor. The post Another big-name backer for Hornetsecurity as TA Associates invests in business

Software investing giant Thoma Bravo comes to London with launch of first non-US office

Software-focused buyout giant Thoma Bravo has expanded its presence to Europe through the launch of its first office outside of the US. Irina Hemmers is joining the firm from UK-based Inflexion Private Equity to lead

Maguar Capital bolsters investment team with two new hires

DACH small-cap software sponsor Maguar Capital has hired Andreas Walleter as investment manager from Munich-based FORUM Family Office and Johannes Losbichler as investment director from Triton Partners.

EQT eyes €20bn for latest mammoth infrastructure fundraise

EQT is looking to raise €20bn for its newest infrastructure fundraise, dwarfing its already hefty €15.7bn predecessor vehicle closed less than two years ago. The post EQT eyes €20bn for latest mammoth infrastructure fundraise first

Cathay Capital, Bpifrance weigh NeoXam sale

Cathay Capital and Bpifrance are exploring a sale of NeoXam, sources familiar with the matter said, capturing the mood of a consolidation wave sweeping through the financial software industry.

California State Court Applies Discovery Stay in Securities Act Claim

Posted by Susan E. Engel, Matthew Rawlinson, and Peter Trombly, Latham & Watkins LLP, on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Editor's Note: Susan E. Engel and Matthew Rawlinson are partners and Peter Trombly is an associate at

Thoma Bravo seals $3.725bn Frontline Education sale to Roper Technologies

Private equity major Thoma Bravo has agreed the $3.725bn sale of admin software business Frontline Education to New York Stock Exchange-listed Roper Technologies. The post Thoma Bravo seals $3.725bn Frontline Education sale to Roper Technologies

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