Greg Gille caught up with Hamilton Lane's head of EMEA, Jim Strang, at the IPEM conference in Cannes on 29 January. Strang shared his insights on the key trends facing private markets. He discussed the performance of private equity versus public markets and some of the key challenges the buoyant fundraising environment has created for investors – such as rising valuations and the risk of strategy drift.
Transaction also financed with a €10m senior debt from LCL, BNP Paribas, Bred Banque Populaire and CIC
GP acquires a 49% stake in the company for €1.06bn, while the reminder is retained by current owner Atlantia
LDC invested £20m in Mitrefinch in 2016 for a minority stake and has supported the company in doubling revenues
Omega managing director Claudio Nessi and principal Francesco Draetta will join the company's board