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22 May 2015

Apax creating new, ‘separate’ vehicle to list on LSE

London Stock exchange (burggraf) Apax, the London-based private equity giant, has created a closed-ended Guernsey entity it plans to list on the London Stock Exchange next month, as it seeks to raise €250m (£179m) for its buyout coffers.

22 May 2015

London-listed Electra posts NAV rise of 12%, as Bramson speculation continues

E London listed Electra Private Equity posted a 12 per cent rise in its diluted NAV per share in the six months to the end of March, as media speculation focused on whether Edward Bramson’s Sherborne group will continue to seek greater control of the company.

22 May 2015

OpenGate claims 776x return through Fleurus Presse sale

alfred-books-53179-m Global private equity firm OpenGate Capital has scored a whopping MOIC of 776-times after selling French education publisher Fleurus Presse according to a source with knowledge of matter.

21 May 2015

Interstellar visual effects company sold by Carlyle to HgCapital in £200m deal

Interstellar The UK visual effects company which worked on Hollywood blockbusters including Interstellar is set for a change of ownership after Carlyle agreed a £200m sale to fellow private equity firm HgCapital.

21 May 2015

3i bolsters PE team with eight promotions

executive-boardroom-333140-m Global private equity firm 3i has bolstered its private equity team with eight promotions, including Andrew Olinick from principal to partner.

21 May 2015

Blackstone to sell 25% Eircom stake to Anchorage in wake of €3.3bn buyout rejection

telephone fax machine Listed global private equity firm Blackstone has reportedly agreed to sell the majority of its 30 per cent stake in Irish telecoms business Eircom, a day after the company rejected a €3.3bn buyout.

21 May 2015

Bain Capital eyes $1.2bn Bravida valuation through potential IPO

water pipes US buyout major Bain Capital has picked a trio of banks to lead an IPO of Swedish plumbing, heating and electric systems business Bravisa three years after buying the company from Triton Capital, it is understood.

21 May 2015

Cinven ups bid for Telekom Slovenia

telecom tower 2_sq European private equity firm Cinven has reportedly upped its bid for telecom operator Telekom Solvenia, despite being the only bidder.

21 May 2015

Ardian takes €3m stake in hospitality solutions provider Ariane

hotel French private equity firm Ardian has backed self-check-in technology solutions provider Ariane Systems with €3m.

20 May 2015

LDC brings in ex-Deloitte corporate advisor as portfolio director

Simon Adcock LDC LDC, the capitive private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, has hired experienced corporate advisor Simon Adcock as a portfolio director.

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