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22 April 2016

LPs favouring the smaller end of the UK market says GP $

download (2) Investors are looking towards the smaller end of the UK private equity market to find good returns according to Lonsdale Capital Partners co-founder Alan Dargan.

22 April 2016

LLR picks up minority stake in Rapid Ratings

financial data dollars US private equity firm LLR Partners has acquired a minority interest in Rapid Ratings International for an undisclosed sum.

22 April 2016

Blackstone’s PE unit takes a blow amid Q1 2016 profit slump

register-810546_1920 Blackstone's private equity arm has booked a 89 per cent annual plunge in net economic income for the first quarter of 2016 as the firm saw its total net income plummet by 77 per cent.

22 April 2016

Scale leads $32m Series C round in fraud prevention platform Forter

money-256281_960_720 US-based venture capital firm Scale Venture Partners has led a $32m Series C round in fraud prevention company Forter.

22 April 2016

Salt Creek buys rubber component maker Sperry & Rice

tire-195965_960_720 San Francisco-based private equity firm Salt Creek Capital has purchased rubber component maker Sperry & Rice.

22 April 2016

PE firms prep to sell last remaining Saga insurer stake

hand-588982_1920 Private equity-backed Acromas Bid Co is selling its entire remaining stake in UK insurer saga two years after the company's IPO.

22 April 2016

Blackstone’s Optiv eyes sale route as well as potential IPO

security-265130_1920 (1) Blackstone-backed online security business Optiv could still target a sale valuing it at more than $2bn despite filing for an IPO, it has emerged.

22 April 2016

LDC offloads Independent Group to Rcapital

british-pounds-166847_640 UK-based private equity investor LDC has sold claims management business Independent Group to turnaround specialist Rcapital.

22 April 2016

Lone Star’s Forterra prices IPO to reach £360m market cap

brick-258938_1920 Private equity-backed UK brick maker Forterra has prices its IPO to give the company a market cap of £360m.

22 April 2016

Bowmark promotes Masters to senior partner, two to investment director

Bowmark Julian Masters Mid-market private equity house Bowmark Capital has made Julian Masters a senior partner amid a trio of staff promotions.

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