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24 Jun 2016

Wave of uncertainty washes over PE, finance after Brexit vote $

europe-1456246_640 The Leave vote in the EU referendum from 23 June has left the private equity industry analysing rather than scaremongering.

24 Jun 2016

EQT looks to offload utility services provider SAG

euros European private equity firm EQT Partners is reportedly looking to sell German utility services provider SAG in a deal worth €1bn.

24 Jun 2016

Second trade major eyes bid for Cinven’s Host Europe

server-1235959_1280 Cinven could be set to receive a bid for its web hosting and domain registration portfolio company Host Europe, it is understood.

24 Jun 2016

LPs increased interest in Central Africa is yet to materialise into investments, says XSML exec $

africa-tanzania_sq Despite a rise in interest from private investors, investment in Central Africa is still limited due to their perception of the region according to XSML Capital managing partner Barthout van Slingelandt.

24 Jun 2016

EQT agrees to sell Spanish car parking operator Parkia

classic-car-76423_640 Global private equity firm EQT has agreed to sell Spanish off-street car park operator Parkia.

24 Jun 2016

Ex-Thomson Reuters CEO backs $9.6m Series A for Israeli blockchain startup Colu

bitcoin-495994_640 Former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer took part in a $9.6m Series A round for Tel Aviv-based blockchain startup Colu alongside several other individual and corporate investors.

24 Jun 2016

Private equity firm bids for Chinese travel business Qunar

rigby-island-1144440_1920 Private equity firm Ocean Management has offered to take US-listed Chinese travel business Qunar Cayman Islands private.

24 Jun 2016

Cerberus agrees to buy GE Capital’s French lending unit

euros US, france, Cerberus Capital Management, General Electric, consumer finance business, fintech, GE money bank, private equity

24 Jun 2016

BV exits ECRM to trade buyer Snow Phipps

binary-code-507790_640 Boston-based mid-market firm BV Investment Partners has sold ECRM, a software services provider it acquired three years ago, to Snow Phipps Group.

24 Jun 2016

Thoma Bravo takes Bomgar stake from TA Associates

padlock-597495_1920 US private equity firm Thoma Bravo has completed its acquisition of security software business Bomgar from TA Associates.

24 Jun 2016

500 Startups launches fund to back Black, Latino US business founders

dollar-1443244_1920 Early stage investment house 500 Startups has revealed it is raising a $25m microfund to back Black and Latino business founders.

24 Jun 2016

Veritas leading the race to buy Airbus unit

airplane-1157211-m New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital is reportedly winning the race to buy Airbus Group SE’s aircraft maintenance and repair unit.

23 Jun 2016

BlackFin launches €120m-targeting FinTech fund

nature-941476_960_720 BlackFin Capital Partners is looking to raise up to €120m for a new venture fund focused on European FinTech.

23 Jun 2016

Equistone taps Fund V to buy majority stake in Swiss Sihl Group

background-1455707_640 Equistone Partners Europe, has used capital from its latest buyout fund EPEF V to acquire a majority stake in Switzerland-based Sihl Group, AltAssets can reveal.

23 Jun 2016

Circle pay app launches Chinese operations with $60m in local financing

colors-157474_640 Instant payments app Circle, which so far provided services to the US and the UK, has now expanded to China with a $60m in fresh funding from local investors.

23 Jun 2016

China’s Poly Real Estate sets up PE fund to invest in cab-hailing app Didi Chuxing

waiting-926533_640 Poly Real Estate, the property arm of Chinese state-owned congrlomerate Poly Group, has launched a new CNY2.5bn ($380m) private equity fund for the purpose of investing in Didi Chuxing.

23 Jun 2016

Berlin Ventures, DVH Ventures help OptioPay raise €7m

credit card payment Berlin-based payment solution software business OptioPay has raised €7m in seed funding.

23 Jun 2016

Morgenthaler over halfway to Fund II’s $225m goal

coins-in-hand-1269975-m US-based Morgenthaler Private Equity has collected $140m for its second fund, putting it over halfway to its $225m goal.

23 Jun 2016

Freeman Spogli drives away with majority stake in car parts wholesaler ISN

automotive-975637_640 US private equity firm Freeman Spogli has acquired a majority interest in Integrated Supply Network (ISN), a wholesale distributor of automotive parts and equipment.

23 Jun 2016

Strong company management key for attracting PE, LP funding $

light-828547_1920 A strong management team in a funds-seeking private company is far and away the most important factor for investors, a new survey of LPs, private equity and venture capital firms has revealed.



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