The wheels of the industry are gradually grinding into motion, with some notable fundraisings in 2010 so far. With activity expected to pick up, what awaits the European GPs looking to refill their coffers later in 2010 or into 2011? Julian Longhurst assesses the mood on the buy-side.
Majority investment from THL Partners sees Verdane retain a minority stake in the Swedish company
GP to acquire majority stake via Fund VIII; German group’s founders to reinvest in the deal
German GP’s new vehicle will be slightly larger than its predecessor, which is set to complete deployment in two years
Italian GP has received EUR 230m in commitments to date for Fund V against a EUR 250m hard-cap