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14 August 2014

Tristan eyes €1bn for Europe property Fund IV

annington-homes_sq London-based real estate investor Tristan Capital Partners is reportedly considering the launch of its fourth European Property Investors Special Opportunities with a target of €1bn.

14 August 2014

North West Fund, Index, Accel lead UK technology investors in deal activityp

union jack North West Fund, Index Ventures and Accel Partners have been the UK’s most active venture investors in the technology space since 2009, according to recently released data.

14 August 2014

BASF, Octopus in Series A round for electronic materials business

chemistry-5-487795-m BASF Venture Capital and Octopus Investments have laid down capital for a “significant” Series A funding round for organic semi-conductor material maker SmartKem.

14 August 2014

Ardian, Fosun withdraw Club Med bid

club med French private equity firm Ardian and Chinese conglomerate Fosun have pulled out of the bidding war for French holiday company Club Med.

13 August 2014

Equistone eyes rapid return to fundraising with new €1.7bn vehicle

euro Barclays Bank private equity spinout Equistone Partners Europe is reportedly eyeing €1.7bn for a new buyout vehicle just 18 months after pulling in €1.5bn for its debut as an independent firm.

13 August 2014

Evercore poaches another UBS executive

rodney Evercore has poached UBS’ head of European secondaries Rodney Reid, who will now serve as the firm's managing director.

13 August 2014

Mentha Capital collects €70m for interim Fund IV close, could still hit €100mp

euro capital money coins Amsterdam-based private equity firm Mentha Capital has held a €70m interim close for its fourth fund as it bears down on a hoped-for €100m, AltAssets has learned.

13 August 2014

CVC considers £4bn joint bid with Singapore government to buy cement company assets

cement-mixer-118250-m Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is reportedly in talks with Singapore's Government Investment Corporation about jointly acquiring assets of European cement companies Holcim and Lafarge for £4bn.

13 August 2014

Buyout majors in Bogner’s sights as veteran winter clothes maker eyes €250m sale

Bogner Private equity firms including Blackstone, Permira and 3i are reportedly being targeted as potential buyers of upmarket German winter clothing maker Bogner.

13 August 2014

Russia’s VTB Capital in talks to acquire majority stake in Roberto Cavalli

cavalli Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is reportedly looking to sell a majority stake in his fashion group to Russian investment firm VTB Capital.

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