Sonja Zwazl, president of the federal economic chamber of lower Austria, has called for more mezzanine financing to support local SMEs, according to local press reports.
French equity and mezzanine provider Capzanine has held a final closing of Capzanine 3 on its €350m hard-cap.
French GP CIC Mezzanine is understood to have held a final close for its third fund on €180m, €15m more than the amount announced at the beginning of May.
Northern European investor Beechbrook Capital has raised €67m for its latest mezzanine fund at first close.
CIC Mezzanine has closed its third vehicle, CIC Mezzanine 3, on €165m – comfortably exceeding its €120m target.
Spanish bank Banca March, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Spanish Iberian mezzanine provider Oquendo Capital are to raise a fund to back local SMEs, according to local reports.
Mezzanine specialist Beechbrook Capital is currently marketing its second fund and is aiming to reach a first close on more than €60m in Q1 2013, unquote” has learned.
Looking at the funds launched so far this year in Europe shows sustained appetite for mezzanine and secondaries vehicles, reflecting current investment opportunities and subsequent LP interest for the private debt and secondaries markets.
Debt fund Palio is planning an IPO to raise more than £150m for investment in debt opportunities for UK lower mid-market companies.
123Venture has launched a new mezzanine fund, Trocadero Capital & Transmission II, with a €100m target.
Mid-market European private equity firm Idinvest Partners has launched the Idinvest Private Value Europe fund.
CIC Mezzanine Gestion has held a €63m first close on its third mezzanine fund, three months after launch.
Lower mid-market mezzanine investor Carta Capital has exited three of its investments, each reaping an IRR of 14-18% and a money multiple of 1.6x to 1.8x.
Park Square Capital has announced the final close of its mezzanine fund, with capital commitments of €850m.
Gamma MezzoPreneurs has provided mezzanine funding for the management buy in of Martin Ohneberg.
GCP have appointed Peter Artenberg and Véronique M. Martineau as mezzanine partners. Also Georg Bauer will support the GMP Mezzanine Partner as well as the GMP Investment Comittee.
Austrian private equity firm Gamma Capital Partners (GCP) exits Fulterer from its Gamma MezzoPreneurs Fund.
Idinvest Private Debt has reached first close on €167m and aims to raise €250m by the second half of 2011.
CapMan has held first close of its CapMan Mezzanine V fund having raised €60m.
17Capital announced the final close of its first fund, 17Capital Fund, which raised €88m.
GSO Capital Partners, the credit unit of Blackstone Group, has held a final close on its credit fund, GSO Capital Solutions Fund on more than $3.25bn.
Swiss-based Partners Group has closed its mezzanine fund Partners Group European Mezzanine above target at €553m. The fund attracted investments from corporate and public pension plans, insurance companies, financial institutions, endowments as well...
Lehman Brothers European Mezzanine Partners has been spun-out by its management team.
Armada Mezzanine recently spun out of Eqvitec. Rikke Eckhoff catches up with managing partner Pertti Nurmio.