Carlyle is expecting to reach the $9bn mark for its latest global fund within this quarter and may even raise it to $12bn, dwarfing its European vehicle, which is expected to close on €3bn, according to reports.
ECM Equity Capital Management has acquired MediFox Group, a German software provider for the care industry, alongside management as part of a succession solution.
Bridgepoint has acquired Paris-based sealing solutions business The Flexitallic Group from Eurazeo PME for €450m.
Permira is to sell seven million shares, or a 10% stake, in German high-end fashion house Hugo Boss, according to reports.
BC Partners has made a binding offer of $1.3bn to Electra Partners for its French animal tags business Allflex, following an intense auction process that attracted bids from a dozen private equity firms.
Calculus Capital and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) have backed UK-based Antech, a developer of directional coiled tubing drilling products and services.
Swiss firm Invision Private Equity has bought German fire protection business Kraft & Bauer Brandschutzsysteme (K&B) as part of a succession solution.
Almi Invest and Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund have backed Swedish web security solutions provider Halon Security.
Apax- and Permira-backed New Look Group has launched an £800m senior secured notes offering to pay down its debt.
Germany could be home to another mega-buyout this year following news that EQT is in renewed talks with private equity investors over a potential sale of German publishing business Springer Science.
French technology-focused venture capital firm Partech International has appointed Romain Lavault as general partner.
CVC’s €3.1bn buy-back of German metering business Ista this month has sparked speculation about a revival of Germany’s large-cap market.
Bridgepoint has emerged as the front-runner in the bidding process for UK-based restaurant chain Cote, which is expected to sell for £100m, according to reports.
Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn has become the lead investor in German carbon-fibre components company Compositence following a capital increase round that also included fresh investment from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft...
Cinven and Warburg Pincus have reaped €3.4bn on their full exit from Ziggo, the Dutch cable operator that the firms took public on NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam last year.
GetYourGuide, a portfolio company of Profounders Capital, Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe, has acquired Berlin-based Gidsy, a peer-to-peer platform backed by Sunstone Capital, Index Ventures and private investors.
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) has invested €10.6m of growth capital in German broadband connections provider Inexio Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation KGaA.
Yellow&Blue Investment Management, ABB Technology Ventures and b-to-v Partners have invested €4.8m in Swiss wind farm optimisation company Romo Wind, alongside the business's founders.
Germany has passed legislation for the implementation of the Europe-wide AIFM Directive into federal law, following a year of intense campaigning by representatives of the private equity industry.
CVC-backed Evonik Industries has begun its much anticipated listing process by issuing its 466 million shares simultaneously in Frankfurt and Luxembourg.
Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has bought Danish food service company Euro Cater in a secondary buyout from Altor Equity Partners and inco Amba.
BayBG has joined existing investors High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Bayern Kapital in a €1m series-A round for German laser and light systems provider German Medical Engineering (GME), alongside private investors.
Seventure Partners has invested in German mobile medical equipment company Personal MedSystems, alongside High-Tech Gründerfonds, as part of a €2.5m series-A financing.