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Siparex increases focus on Italian market

Siparex has raised €50m for its latest vehicle, Siparex Investimenti 2, in partnership with Fondo Italiano di Investimento.

Southern Europe unquote | 10 Jul 2014 | secure

Altor closes fourth fund on €2bn hard-cap

Altor has held a final close for Altor Fund IV on its target and hard-cap of €2bn.

Nordic unquote | 03 Jul 2014 | secure

Cathay hits €460m first close for Sino French fund

Sino-French mid-cap vehicle Cathay Midcap Growth Fund III, managed by Cathay Capital, has reached a €460m first close.

unquote | 30 Jun 2014 | secure

Carlyle closes second financial services fund on $1bn

Carlyle has closed its sector-focused fund Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners II on $1bn.

unquote | 24 Jun 2014

Gresham to wind down

Gresham Private Equity has pulled the plug on its latest fundraising effort and will instead focus on returning cash to investors.

UK unquote | 13 Jun 2014 | secure

Permira closes fifth fund on €5.3bn hard-cap

Permira has announced the final close of its Permira V fund on its hard-cap of €5.3bn.

unquote | 13 Jun 2014 | secure

Archimed reaches €100m first close for maiden healthcare fund

Archimed, a new France-based GP set up by former 3i executives, has held a first close on €100m for its maiden healthcare-focused fund, Med I FIA.

France unquote | 10 Jun 2014
Italy's Fondo Italiano realigns focus

Italy's Fondo Italiano realigns focus

Italy's state-supported Fondo Italiano di Investimento is to increase its activity in the funds-of-funds space for venture capital and private debt, thanks to renewed commitments from Cassa......

Southern Europe unquote | 30 May 2014 | secure
International investors help replenish French coffers

International investors help replenish French coffers

Despite talk of international investors abandoning the French private equity market, this particular group of LPs provided nearly half of the funds raised in the country last year. Greg......

France unquote | 09 May 2014 | secure
2014: the year of the VCT

2014: the year of the VCT

Venture capital trusts (VCT) have seen their strongest ever fundraising period with the tax shelter schemes meeting strong investor demand. But with such a large pool of capital chasing......

UK unquote | 06 May 2014 | secure

HgCapital, Cinven and KKR in €2.5bn Visma deal

HgCapital and KKR have reinvested in Nordic software business Visma alongside new backer Cinven, in a deal that values the business at NOK 21bn (€2.5bn).

Nordic unquote | 28 Apr 2014 | secure
High hopes for second Fondo ICO Global tender

High hopes for second Fondo ICO Global tender

Fondo ICO Global, Spain’s €1.2bn fund-of-funds, launched its second tender in late February - it is hoped the Axis-managed vehicle will give flattened fundraising prospects a much-needed......

Southern Europe unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure

Corpfin holds first close on €150m

Spanish investor Corpfin Capital has held a first close for Corpfin Capital Fund IV on around €150m.

Southern Europe unquote | 10 Apr 2014 | secure

Industries & Finances Partenaires closes third fund on €135m

French buy-and-build specialist Industries & Finances Partenaires (IFP) has held the final close of its third fund, Industrie & Finance Investissements 3 (IFI 3) on €135m.

France unquote | 08 Apr 2014 | secure
Comment: Improving fund liquidity through fund finance

Comment: Improving fund liquidity through fund finance

The fund finance industry has changed substantially over recent years and undrawn LP commitments are now an important additional asset against which increased liquidity for the fund can......

unquote | 01 Apr 2014
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David Burns of Phoenix Equity Partners

David Burns, Phoenix Equity Partners

UK mid-market house Phoenix Equity Partners has promoted David Burns and Richard Daw to managing partner and announced that Sandy Muirhead......

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Mark Coppin of Ipes

Mark Coppin, Ipes

Fund administrator Ipes has appointed Mark Coppin, previously of Langham Hall, as operations director for its UK business.

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Mathilde Bonnans of Apax Partners

Mathilde Bonnans, Apax Partners

Apax Partners has added an ESG manager and two senior associates to its team.

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Frederic Van den Weghe of Gilde

Frédéric Van den Weghe, Gilde

Gilde Equity Management Benelux has appointed Frédéric Van den Weghe, a former senior investment manager at Waterland Private Equity,......

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Magdalena Svensson, Keensight Capital

Keensight Capital has appointed former XAnge Private Equity partner Magdalena Svensson as investment director.

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