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DACH: Growth capital value up as traditional buyouts suffer

Deal activity in the DACH region has halved in Q1 compared to the same period last year. However, the combined value of expansion deals is growing. Could the region be losing its love for......

DACH unquote | 23 Apr 2014 | secure
DACH: Growth capital value up as traditional buyouts suffer
SWIP's Lehmler-Brown: Competition threatens Nordic performance

SWIP's Lehmler-Brown: Competition threatens Nordic performance

Ahead of the unquote” Nordic Private Equity Forum, keynote speaker Mirja Lehmler-Brown, principal at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, speaks to Alice Murray about the region's hot......

Nordic unquote | 22 Apr 2014 | secure
Deal in Focus: Endless picks up Gresham’s ailing West Cornwall Pasty Company

Deal in Focus: Endless picks up Gresham’s ailing West Cornwall Pasty Company

Endless's acquisition of the troubled pasty-maker marks a rare deal in the quiet turnaround space, and highlights the continued difficulties faced by Gresham. Kenny Wastell reports

UK unquote | 17 Apr 2014 | secure
Deal in Focus: Ardian sells Diana to Symrise for €1.3bn

Deal in Focus: Ardian sells Diana to Symrise for €1.3bn

Ardian and Motion Equity Partners have finally sold food ingredients maker Diana Group to Germany-based Symrise for €1.3bn (around 14x EBITDA), marking the largest trade sale of a French......

France unquote | 17 Apr 2014
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
Mobeus, NVM and Baronsmead discuss robust VCT market - video

Mobeus, NVM and Baronsmead discuss robust VCT market - video

Mark Wignall from Mobeus Equity Partners, Andrew Garside from Baronsmead and Tim Levett from NVM Private Equity discuss the latest VCT trends with Alice Murray

UK unquote | 16 Apr 2014 | screening image
Deal in focus: Alcedo inks Pixartprinting deal

Deal in focus: Alcedo inks Pixartprinting deal

In early April, Alcedo sold Pixartprinting to Vistaprint. Managed by Altium, the transaction was built on the foundations of a previous deal in the sector. Amy King reports

Southern Europe unquote | 15 Apr 2014 | secure
Onshore funds: a fund administrator's view

Onshore funds: a fund administrator's view

In the aftermath of Nordic Capital’s high-profile carried interest court case, the Nordic private equity community is increasingly looking at onshore fund structures. Karin Wasteson reports......

Nordic unquote | 15 Apr 2014 | secure
Private investors find solace in Luxembourg funds

Private investors find solace in Luxembourg funds

Private investors are being drawn to Luxembourg-domiciled funds, but these LPs bring with them a new set of finer points for GPs to iron out. Ellie Pullen reports

Benelux unquote | 14 Apr 2014 | secure
Deal in focus: Investindustrial and KKR sell Avincis for €2.1bn

Deal in focus: Investindustrial and KKR sell Avincis for €2.1bn

Earlier this month, KKR enjoyed a 25% IRR and a 2.5x money multiple on its first post-crisis investment in Spain with the sale of Avincis Group to Babcock. Amy King takes an in-depth look......

Southern Europe unquote | 11 Apr 2014 | secure
French venture capital targets niche strategies

French venture capital targets niche strategies

Recent closes have seen managers focus on niche investment strategies in an effort to stand out in an otherwise well-served local market. Greg Gille reports

France unquote | 09 Apr 2014 | secure
Warsoaring: Poland and CEE back on the ascent

Warsoaring: Poland and CEE back on the ascent

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of accession to the European Union, CEE’s private equity market has reason to be optimistic. Kimberly Romaine reports from the 8th annual unquote”......

CEE unquote | 08 Apr 2014
US law firms gear up to take on magic circle

US law firms gear up to take on magic circle

The recent high-profile moves of lawyers from magic circle firms to US outfits are changing the legal landscape of UK and European private equity. Alice Murray reports

UK unquote | 07 Apr 2014 | secure
Baltic businesses ripe for buy-and-build strategies

Baltic businesses ripe for buy-and-build strategies

In the second installment of our Baltic series, Ellie Pullen investigates the practical implications of investing in the region

CEE unquote | 04 Apr 2014
Baltic boasts Nordic nuance

Baltic boasts Nordic nuance

With impressive and continued GDP growth, a favourable positioning for exports, and businesses in need of growth capital, the time is ripe for private equity to make serious moves into the......

CEE unquote | 03 Apr 2014
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Steve Back of Emerisque

Steve Back, Emerisque Brands

Emerisque Brands, the retail-focused private equity house, has appointed Steve Back as an operating partner.

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Philippe Crochet of Keensight

Philippe Crochet, Keensight

Keensight Capital has promoted investment director Philippe Crochet to become the firm’s fourth partner.

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Chris Merry of Ipes

Chris Merry, Ipes

Fund administration and outsourcing services provider Ipes, backed by Silverfleet Capital Partners, has named Chris Merry as its new......

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Daniel Domberger, Livingstone Partners

Mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm Livingstone Partners has promoted director Daniel Domberger to partner.

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Investec has appointed Helen Lucas, former vice president in the debt finance origination team at Barclays, to its growth and acquisition......

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