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26 November 2015

EIF helps KCF to £55m first close despite a difficult market for smaller funds says exec $

Owen Trotter Despite a difficult market UK-based private equity firm Key Capital Partners has held a first close for its new fund at $55m thanks to a commitment from the EIF

26 November 2015

Newly-launched Draper Oakwood challenges traditional PE, VC with hands-off approach $

csm_Aamer-A.-Sarfraz_08b51d30a4 Draper Oakwood Royalty Capital is attempting to shake up the private investment market with a new offering for growth businesses.

26 November 2015

Romanian smart watch developer seals 3TS backing among $5m investment round

vector watch European tech-focused 3TS Capital Partners has backed Bucharest-based smart watch developer Vector Watch through its Catalyst Romania fund.

26 November 2015

AGC taps two funds to buy Argentum’s EQT V stake

handshake deal Global alternative asset manager AGC Equity Partners has purchased a stake in a EQT-managed fund, AltAssets can reveal.

26 November 2015

Tim Draper-backed growth investment firm targets UK royalty-based finance market

crown-759297_1920 Draper Oakwood Royalty Capital, a newly-formed firm specialising in royalty capital investments and backed by veteran venture capitalist Tim Draper, has launched in the UK this week.

25 November 2015

EQT-backed Dometic trades above IPO price in NASDAQ Stockholm debut

industry-970147_1920 Swedish vehicle and marine equipment maker Dometic, backed by private equity firm EQT, started trading at SEK51 ($5.81) on its first day at the NASDAQ Stockholm exchange.

25 November 2015

Lack of resource often stops foreign LPs from investing in emerging markets, EBRD exec says

Anne Fossemalle, EBRD The higher risks that emerging markets pose to PE investments are not the only thing preventing foreign LPs from committing capital there - the firms' own resources are sometimes the bigger issue.

25 November 2015

Germany’s Odewald takes just seven months to close second niche SME fund on €200m

reichstag-324982_1920 Germany-based private equity firm Odewald has hit a €200m final close for its second fund dedicated to backing fast-growing German SMEs.

24 November 2015

HIG continues spate of Euro dealmaking with 16 Norway RE assets

basket-918416_1920 HIG Capital has completed a deal for 16 predominantly grocery store-anchored retail assets in Norway.

24 November 2015

Private equity in CEE going the right way but needs more time to grow $

thierry Private equity investments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are on a growth track but will take time to fully develop, Thiery Baudon, founder and managing partner of Mid Europa, says.

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