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1 December 2016

BC Partners bid could see €3bn-valued BSN stay in private equity hands

accident-1238329_1920 EQT portfolio company BSN Medical could stay in private equity hands after BC Partners was among the two final bidders for the business, it is understood.

1 December 2016

Omnes hires Akina IR head as new partner

zurich-1577301_1920 Omnes Capital has hired Akina Partners IR head Miria Späth Werder as its latest partner.

1 December 2016

Bridgepoint-backed Thom Europe could pass €1bn valuation in sale, IPO

jewelry-420018_1920 Private equity-backed jewellery seller Thom Europe is reportedly eyeing a sale or IPO which could value the business at more than €1bn.

1 December 2016

Gobi seeks $250m from US LPs for new VC fund

child-1822471_640 Chinese venture capital fund Gobi Partners is back in the market with its third flagship fund looking to raise $250m in the US.

1 December 2016

Trump nominates Wilbur Ross to head commerce department

wilbur-ross President-elect Donald Trump has bought in billionaire private equity investor Wilbur Ross Jr. to head the commerce department.

1 December 2016

Synergy backs Nigeria’s MSY Analytics Group

team-123085_1280 Synergy Capital Managers has tapped its private equity fund to back Nigerian professional services and data analytics company MSY Analytics Group.

1 December 2016

PAI Partners exits Fund V investment Xella to Lone Star

architecture-1541086_640 PAI Partners and the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs have agreed to sell building materials maker Xella Group to real estate-focused PE giant Lone Star.

30 November 2016

Brentwood seeks $750m for sixth consumer-focused buyout fund

pexels-photo Los Angeles-based private equity firm Brentwood Associates has launched fundraising for its sixth flagship pool targeting around $750m, AltAssets can reveal.

30 November 2016

KKR, PE peers eyeing Swiss FinTech company Avaloq

photo-effect-359981_640 Global private equity group KKR and a few other buyout firms are said to be in talks with Swiss banking software developer Avaloq about a potential acquisition.

30 November 2016

CSL, Goldman Sachs for form fracturing JV with Baker Hughes

handshake-671413-m CSL Capital Management and Goldman Sachs Group’s merchant banking division have formed a partnership with Baker Hughes to form a hydraulic fracturing company.

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