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EQT to acquire hygiene company Schülke & Mayr to support the battle against the...

Global investor EQT is set to acquire hygiene solution developer Schülke & Mayr, just days after pulling out of another acquisition due to coronavirus complications.

Silverfern holds first close of third opportunities fund as it prepares for investments post-coronavirus

Silverfern Group, a middle market private equity firm, has held the first close of its third global opportunities fund, which will focus on “opportunistic investments” post-coronavirus pandemic.

StepStone Group closes fourth secondary fund, nearly doubling its initial target

StepStone Group has held the final close of its fourth secondary private equity fund, securing a capital pool of $2.1bn.

Golding hits €710m for latest infra fund of funds close, plans two more infra...

European infrastructure investment specialist Golding Capital Partners has raised €710m for its biggest fund of funds to date - and is already planning its next fund launches for the summer.

EQT scraps $1.46bn Metlifecare buyout, says coronavirus triggers release clause

Private equity major EQT has scrapped its planned $1.46bn buyout of New Zealand retirement village business Metlifecare due to the impact of the global coronavirus outbreak.

European Commission looks to trigger €1.2bn PE, VC investment to battle SME coronavirus woes

The European Commission is launching a venture capital and private equity funding push which it hopes will trigger up to €1.2bn of investment in promising companies.

Blackstone’s Schwarzman: Coronavirus could wipe $5tn from US GDP

Safety measures introduced by the US to combat the coronavirus pandemic could slice almost a quarter from the USA's $21tn GDP, Blackstone chief executive Steve Schwarzman has warned.

KKR launches $50m coronavirus relief fund to help medical workers, vulnerable people, portfolio company...

KKR has reportedly launched a $50m global relief fund to help medical staff, vulnerable people and KKR portfolio employees affected by coronavirus.

Coronavirus crisis likely to lead to carve-out surge – but PE firms must be...

The coronavirus crisis could lead to a swathe of carve-out deals as under-pressure companies look to restructure - but buyers should be wary of costly overruns in the process, new research suggests.

Springrowth closes €417m Italian debt fund, plans coronavirus recovery vehicle

Springrowth has hit a €417m final close for an Italian debt fund - and immediately announced another plans for a new fundraise aimed at helping companies recover from the impact of the coronavirus.

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