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6 October 2015

Rothschild PE arm FAPI closes second fund above target at €775m

hand-holding-earth-1065698-m Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI) has closed its second fund significantly above target, at €775m, due to substantial oversubscription.

6 October 2015

Nestle confirms talks with PAI-backed ice cream maker R&R

ice-862809_1280 Swiss chocolatier Nestle is currently negotiating a potential joint venture with British ice cream brand R&R, owned by French private equity firm PAI Partners.

6 October 2015

Swedish pension, Amadeus Capital back $20m ThinkTank Series A round

brain-951874_1280 Swedish pension fund AP6 and Amadeus Capital Partners were among backers of a $20m Series A financing round for digital workplace collaboration software business ThinkTank.

6 October 2015

Blackstone-backed Intertrust raises sights for upcoming IPO

hammer-802303_1280 Blackstone-backed Dutch legal and corporate services provider Intertrust has upped the amount it plans to raise in its IPO.

6 October 2015

Norway-based Herkules most in-demand small European LBO manager

aurora-731456_1280 Norwegian private equity firm Herkules Capital is the most popular small European buyout manager on the secondaries market, according to new research.

6 October 2015

New Octopus fund will target gap in European market, exec says $

Alex-MacPherson-microsite UK-based Octopus Ventures is closing a loophole in the European market with its new $140m second fund, the firm’s head of Alex Macpherson told AltAssets.

5 October 2015

Brazil-based Pragma buys stake in Carlyle Euro Fund

Chile-based Moneda Asset Management has sold a stake in Carlyle European fund, AltAssets understands.

5 October 2015

TPG hires CPPIB’s Corbidge for Euro buyouts

Suit US private equity firm TPG has expanded its European buyouts team with the hire of CPPIB’s Mark Corbidge.

5 October 2015

Octopus rolls out new $140m fund dedicated to European businesses

business-world-3-887816-m UK-based Octopus Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Octopus Group, has launched a $140m fund to invest in later-stage businesses across Europe.

5 October 2015

iXO Private Equity leads MBO for Azulis Capital-backed Optimum

flag-71112_1280 French private equity firm iXO has led a consortium of investors in the MBO of Azulis Capital-backed closet door maker Optimum.

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