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26 May 2016

OpCapita eyeing UK business of Fitness First

eye-881886_1280 European private equity firm OpCapita is reportedly interested in acquiring the UK-based operations of global gym group Fitness First.

26 May 2016

EQT raises €566m for debut VC fund

europe map Global private equity firm EQT has closed its debut venture capital fund at €566m.

26 May 2016

Menlo Ventures christens Opportunity Fund with $50m round in eero

wireless-150420_640 Menlo Ventures has co-led a $50m financing round for home WiFi systems provider eero, tapping its Menlo Opportunities Fund for the first time.

26 May 2016

Shamrock targets entertainment intellectual property with new $250m fund

watch-tv-301528_1920 Los Angeles-based Shamrock Capital Advisors has closed a $250m fund to acquire or finance entertainment intellectual property rights.

26 May 2016

KKR in rescue talks with airbag maker Takata

auto-245448_960_720 US buyout house KKR & Co is reportedly in talks to buy a majority stake in Japanese air bag maker Takata.

26 May 2016

Cathay Capital hires former French Treasurer Bézard to lead new fundraise

french flag france tricolor Global private equity firm and cross-border investor Cathay Capital has appointed Bruno Bézard, former head of the French Treasury Department, as managing partner.

26 May 2016

Cathay backs recap of US toy company K’NEX Brands

toy-car-431356_640 Sino-French private equity firm Cathay Capital has completed a recapitalisation of Pennsylvania-based toy maker K’NEX Brands.

26 May 2016

Electra serves termination notice to trust manager, hires Bramson as interim CEO

E The board of Electra Private Equity has served a notice of termination to investment manager Electra Partners, while Edward Bramson has been appointed interim CEO.

26 May 2016

NorthEdge looking at partial exit of Accrol via London IPO

paper-314343_640 UK private equity firm NorthEdge Capital is going to sell most of its holding in tissue products supplier Accrol through the company's planned initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange.

26 May 2016

LDC nets 2.4x return through Joules IPO

download (4) UK-based private equity firm LDC has scored a 2.4-times return through the £140m listing o British lifestyle brand Joules.

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