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25 July 2016

Palatine’s new Midlands office picks affordable homes builder as first investment

castle-1345975_640 Palatine Private Equity's new office based in the English Midlands has made its investment, backing the £65m acquisition of Westleigh Partnerships.

25 July 2016

500 Startups sets sights on Turkey’s ecosystem as country-focused fund holds first close

turkey-680797_640 500 Startups has reportedly held a first close for its regional micro-fund targeting up to 100 investments in newly-launched businesses in Turkey over the next few years.

25 July 2016

PayPal co-founder, VC firms back €15m Deposit Solutions round

currency-1065214_1920 PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and German fintech investor FinLab have increased their stakes in Deposit Solutions through a €15m financing round.

25 July 2016

PSP, OTPP snap up Cubico Sustainable as Canada seeks more PE backing in infrastructure

windmills-522422_640 Two of Canada's largest pension funds, PSP Investments and OTPP will each buy half of London-based Cubico Sustainable Investments from current owner Santander.

25 July 2016

Three Hills raises €200m second fund less than two years after PE market debut

mountains-1149961_640 London-based private equity firm Three Hill Capital Partners (THCP) has just wrapped up its second fund on €200m less than two years after closing its maiden pool.

22 July 2016

Montefiore Investment IV reaches finishing line in just three months at double Fund III size

paris-843229_640 French private equity firm Montefiore Investment has gotten a 'true vote of confidence' from its LPs, raising €420m for its fourth fund within just three months.

22 July 2016

French price comparison business aims for European expansion following Ardian investment

meter-96512_1920 European private investment major Ardian has bought a minority stake in French consumer services comparison business JeChange.fr.

22 July 2016

Despite its changing nature, LPs and GPs have become more comfortable with the Italian market $

Ph: Max&Douglas / G.NERI Due to the changing nature of the Italian market, it either seen as great value or risky business according to 21 Investimenti managing director Dino Furlan.

22 July 2016

Bregal, Motion nab 3.5x return from Morrison Utility Services sale $

gas hob energy Bregal Capital and Motion Equity Partners have scored a 3.5-times return through the sale of Morrison Utility Services (MUS).

22 July 2016

Baird may be looking to streamline fund management with first $300m global pool

coins-1523383_640 Global private equity firm Baird Capital has launched its first global fund, initially seeking $300m for it, in a potential attempt to bundle all of its regional capital-raising efforts.

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