Foresight has held a first close on £65m for its latest Regional Investment vehicle, which will mostly focus on backing SMEs in north-west England and north Wales.
EQT IX is expected to be 70-75% invested following the deal
Previous fund held a final close in 2012 with capital commitments of USD 840m
MoU marks LBO France's first foray into the Chinese market, with plans to open a local office
ECI bought the asset from Phoenix less than three years ago