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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: Endless picks up Gresham’s ailing West Cornwall Pasty Company
UK: Keep calm while GDP carries on rising

UK: Keep calm while GDP carries on rising

On the surface, the UK economy appears to be moving from strength to strength with GDP expected to hit pre-recession peaks. But what does all this good news mean for the asset class? Alice......

UK unquote | 02 Apr 2014 | secure
Deal in focus: ATP, Advent and Bain pay €2.3bn for Nets

Deal in focus: ATP, Advent and Bain pay €2.3bn for Nets

Advent International and Bain Capital, which both have a long experience of investing in the card processing payments sector, signed an agreement to acquire Danish payments company Nets......

Nordic unquote | 31 Mar 2014 | secure
Q&A: Tommy Seddon, Riverside

Q&A: Tommy Seddon, Riverside

Having recently joined Riverside’s origination team from DC Advisory, Tommy Seddon speaks to Alice Murray about finding quality deals in the increasingly competitive UK mid-market

UK unquote | 28 Mar 2014 | secure
Israel: no longer a start-up nation

Israel: no longer a start-up nation

“Israel used to be known for exporting oranges, now it’s known for exporting Apples,” said prime minister David Cameron to Blackstone ambassador and adviser Dan Gillerman, who quoted......

unquote | 27 Mar 2014
Deal in focus: Downing invests £3.8m in Goonhilly’s space future

Deal in focus: Downing invests £3.8m in Goonhilly’s space future

The ability to exercise a 999-year freehold option was a crucial component in Downing's recent investment in Goonhilly Earth Station.

UK unquote | 20 Mar 2014 | secure
HIG Capital strengthens footprint in southern Europe

HIG Capital strengthens footprint in southern Europe

Italian private equity welcomed a new player in early February when HIG Capital opened a Milan office, bucking the recent trend that has seen international GPs including Apax and Advent......

Southern Europe unquote | 17 Mar 2014 | secure
"Team Europe" gaining momentum in global PE game, says Carlyle's Youngkin

"Team Europe" gaining momentum in global PE game, says Carlyle's Youngkin

The pendulum has well and truly swung: European private equity is perhaps the most attractive destination in the world, according to speakers at yesterday’s EVCA Investor Forum conference......

unquote | 14 Mar 2014 | secure
Deal in focus: Montagu enters Dutch market with Dorc purchase

Deal in focus: Montagu enters Dutch market with Dorc purchase

Montagu Private Equity’s acquisition of Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (Dorc) from a Rabo Capital-led consortium marks the firm’s first lead investment in the Netherlands.

Benelux unquote | 13 Mar 2014 | secure
France struggles to play down SBO typecast

France struggles to play down SBO typecast

The French buyout market has long held a reputation for seeing more than its fair share of secondary LBOs, and recent research by unquote” shows that this proved particularly true in recent......

France unquote | 11 Mar 2014 | secure
Deal in focus: Riverside scoops Mec3

Deal in focus: Riverside scoops Mec3

Riverside's acquisition of gelato ingredients maker Mec3 proves the unshakable allure of "made in Italy" brands. Amy King reports

Southern Europe unquote | 05 Mar 2014 | secure
Defined benefit pensions: a manageable obstacle to success

Defined benefit pensions: a manageable obstacle to success

New methods to manage defined benefit (DB) pension responsibilities are enticing private equity firms to consider hitherto unattractive investment opportunities. Nick Griggs, partner at......

UK unquote | 27 Feb 2014 | secure
Deal in Focus: Ardian backs €1.96bn Vinci Park buyout

Deal in Focus: Ardian backs €1.96bn Vinci Park buyout

France had not been home to a private equity transaction worth more than €1bn since the summer of 2011 – a dry spell broken in February, when Ardian entered exclusive talks with construction......

France unquote | 24 Feb 2014 | secure
Investing in technology: it's not a bubble, but…

Investing in technology: it's not a bubble, but…

Taylor Wessing's Ed Waldron and Jonny Bethell wonder whether the recent appetite for tech businesses is sustainable.

UK unquote | 19 Feb 2014 | secure

Deal in focus: Maven buys SPS in MBO

Maven Capital Partners’ £7.25m management buyout of promotional goods producer SPS highlights improved confidence in the UK economy as businesses increase marketing budgets. Alice Murray......

UK unquote | 19 Feb 2014 | secure
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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, 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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