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27 February 2015

Africa’s ‘hidden iceberg’ of private equity investorsp

blue-icebergs-1253865-m Panellists at the Private Equity Africa conference this week spoke about the increasing number of firms looking at Africa, with Emerging Capital Partners’ Andrew Brown revealing that that it is not just the big brand funds which are looking for deals.

27 February 2015

Carlyle co-president Cavanagh’s multi-million dollar pay revealed

money pile capital cash dollar Carlyle co-president Michael Cavanagh, who was poached from JPMorgan Chase & Co last year, was paid a hefty $31.2m last year.

27 February 2015

Searchlight homes in on second fundraise, could target $1.5bn

Searchlight spotlight Searchlight Capital Partners is said to be considering raising up to $1.5bn for its second fund, almost double the $860m it gathered for its 2012 debut.

27 February 2015

Indigo-backed low cost airline Wizz Air raises £268.6m at IPO

airplane-window-1230611-m Indigo Capital’s portfolio company Wizz Air has floated on the London Stock Exchange and raised £286.6m.

27 February 2015

Star Capital eyes €800m fundraise amid portfolio company exits

shiny-cables-1254480-m European private equity investor Star Capital is reportedly preparing to raise a news €800m buyout fund amid the sale of two portfolio companies, Pepcom and Eleclink.

27 February 2015

Clessidra deal for Roberto Cavalli stake almost agreed

box1_photo1 Italian private equity firm Clessidra looks set to complete its purchase of a majority stake in Florentine fashion house Roberto Cavalli.

27 February 2015

Transport-focused Greenbriar names Weiss managing partner

Greenbriar Michael Weiss Transport-focused private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group has promoted Michael Weiss to managing director after more than a decade with the business.

27 February 2015

TPG to buy stake in Indian hospital operator Manipal in $145m deal

Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital Private equity TPG Capital has agreed to buy a ‘significant minority’ stake in Indian private hospital operator Manipal health Enterprises for INR9bn ($145.8m).

27 February 2015

PE-backed Hollywood payroll company Cast & Crew up for sale

hollywod-1156729-m ZelnickMedia has placed Hollywood payroll company Cast & Crew Entertainment Services up for sale, AltAssets understands.

27 February 2015

Fortissimo-backed Kornit Digital files for IPO

download (55) Fortissimo Capital’s Israel-based printing solutions company Kornit Digital has filed for an initial public offering.

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