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5 private equity fundraises LPs turned to during the coronavirus pandemic

As of March, most of the world had entered full-on panic mode. Countries were locking down, people were stocking up on toilet paper and the financial market was preparing for a shock. While waters have been rough, many private equity and venture capital firms have seemed to sail through them relatively unfazed.

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Vitruvian Partners has agreed to sell cloud logistics business Unifaun to fellow buyout house Marlin Equity Partners.

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Private equity execs bullish on 2020 dealmaking, more portfolio company support – survey

Private equity firms remain bullish on their portfolio investments despite the widespread chaos caused by the coronavirus crisis, new research suggests.

Genstar Capital splashes out on 71-year-old car wash systems provider Sonny’s Enterprises

Genstar Capital has bought into conveyorised car wash systems business Sonny's Enterprises.

Ares Management raised $9.1bn in Q2 2020 amid Covid-19 volatility

Alternative investment manager Ares Management bagged $9.1bn in new fund commitments in the second quarter of the year despite dealing with the coronavirus fallout.

Avedon Capital strikes €500m in Fund IV raise, sets sights on hard cap

Dutch private equity house Avedon Capital Partners has picked up at least €500m for its latest buyout fundraise, well above the total raised for its predecessor vehicle.

Can a slew of pandemic-focused private debt fundraises slow the sector’s fundraising decline?

Private debt fundraising is on pace for its slowest year in half a decade - but will a surge of newly-launched opportunistic vehicles hoping to profit from the coronavirus crisis turn those numbers around?

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