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PE Firms Poised for Diversity Drive

Posted by Kem Ihenacho, Clare Scott, and Anne Mainwaring, Latham & Watkins LLP, on Monday, August 15, 2022 Editor's Note: Kem Ihenacho is partner, Clare Scott is counsel, and Anne Mainwaring is an associate at

Ex-Vista, KKR execs gobble up LP commitments with $1bn close of second Butterfly Equity food fund

Butterfly Equity, the food-focused buyout house launched by former Vista Equity and KKR execs, has scored a big fund size increase through the $1bn final close of its sophomore fund. The post Ex-Vista, KKR execs

Big LP reups help Arsenal Capital storm to $5.4bn for new fund pair

Big support from its existing LPs has helped Arsenal Capital Partners surge to $5.4bn of capital commitments across two new fundraises. The post Big LP reups help Arsenal Capital storm to $5.4bn for new fund

Energy giant E.ON anchors €250m VC fund targeting energy transition

European energy major E.ON has anchored a €250m-targeting energy transition fund being raised by its Future Energy Ventures arm. The post Energy giant E.ON anchors €250m VC fund targeting energy transition first appeared on AltAssets

Blackstone could sell Butlin’s back to former owner family, just over 18 months after buyout

Blackstone's 18-month ownership of venerable UK holiday resort chain Butlin's could already be coming to an end amid report of a £300m buy-back offer from the family behind the company's former owners. The post Blackstone

Here’s how GPs can overcome exit woes due to the ongoing global economic uncertainty

Huge and ongoing uncertainty in the global economic outlook is forcing GPs to get creative with their exit options. Ed Ford and Katie McMenamin, partners at law firm Travers Smith, explain how alternative secondary solutions

Pollen Street’s US expansion continues with ex-Blackstone, Siguler Guff hire as partner

Former Royal Bank of Scotland private equity arm Pollen Street Capital has named a new partner for US business development by bringing in former Blackstone, Siguler Guff and Vida Capital exec William Tice. The post

Nearmap shares surge as Thoma Bravo offers over $750m for Australian aerial mapping company

A $754m bid from buyout giant Thoma Bravo for Australian aerial imaging specialist Nearmap has sent the company's shares soaring following three years of steady decline. The post Nearmap shares surge as Thoma Bravo offers

Infra investment major Stonepeak to buy over 2,000 telecom towers for $472m

Infrastructure investment major Stonepeak has agreed a $472m deal to acquire 2,180 telecom towers and related passive infrastructure from Globe Telecom. The post Infra investment major Stonepeak to buy over 2,000 telecom towers for $472m first appeared

EQT, Trustar and others get backing from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

EQT and Trustar are among the latest firms to get backing from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. The post EQT, Trustar and others get backing from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board first appeared on

Arena Investors follows big fundraise success with Pacific Production Services investment

Arena Investors has followed its huge fundraising success earlier this month with an investment in film permitting agency Pacific Production Services. The post Arena Investors follows big fundraise success with Pacific Production Services investment first

Angeles Equity Partners makes trio of senior promotions as Fund II raise rolls on

Angeles Equity Partners has promoted Sam Heischuber and Sameer Patel to managing director in addition to naming a new head of business development. The post Angeles Equity Partners makes trio of senior promotions as Fund

Compass Group follows debut pooled fund close with Florida Energy, Water & Air deal

St Louis-based buyout house Compass Group Equity Partners has bought into Florida Energy, Water & Air, a sales, installation and service contractor providing water treatment systems, water heaters, HVAC, and related products. The post Compass Group

Menlo Equities beats target for latest RE fund targeting ‘innovation-driven markets’

Real estate investor Menlo Equities has hit a $211m final close for its latest value-add investment fund, beating its $175m target. The post Menlo Equities beats target for latest RE fund targeting ‘innovation-driven markets’ first

Statement by Chair Gensler on Proposed Joint Amendments to Form PF

Posted by Gary Gensler, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday, August 11, 2022 Editor's Note: Gary Gensler is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on his recent public statement.

Statement by Commissioner Uyeda on Proposed Joint Amendments to Form PF

Posted by Mark T. Uyeda, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday, August 11, 2022 Editor's Note: Mark T. Uyeda is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on

Wafra buys strategic minority ownership in fellow buyout house Thompson Street

Private equity investor Wafra has acquired a strategic minority ownership in fellow buyout house Thompson Street. The post Wafra buys strategic minority ownership in fellow buyout house Thompson Street first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity

Ex-Trafigura founder, former National Grid CEO among trio of new Tiger Infra hires

Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a specialist in growth capital for new infra projects, has brought in a trio of new operating partners. The post Ex-Trafigura founder, former National Grid CEO among trio of new Tiger Infra

Energy investing veteran HitecVision transitions away from oil, gas deals with €875m new energy fund

HitecVision, a veteran oil and gas investor for more than 30 years, has said that all its new investments will now be in companies which contribute to the transition away from fossil fuels. The post

Actis seals first Vietnam energy infrastructure deal with Levanta Renewables investment

Sustainable infrastructure investment specialist Actis has agreed to buy a majority stake in Vietnam and Southeast Asia-focused renewables platform Levanta. The post Actis seals first Vietnam energy infrastructure deal with Levanta Renewables investment first appeared

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