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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.

5 October 2015

PE-backed Rhiag looking to Milan IPO

auto-818147_1280 Private equity-backed Rhiag Group, an Italian auto-parts distributor, has said that it is eyeing a potential Milan listing, AltAssets understands.

5 October 2015

H&F agrees biggest-ever investment buying Bain Capital out of Securitas Direct Verisure

external-alarm-273435_1280 Hellman & Friedman has boosted its holding in Swedish alarm and home security business Securitas Direct Verisure by agreeing to pick up the stake of fellow buyout house Bain Capital.

2 October 2015

Hunkemoller’s PE owner invites further bids

brandis_170sq Private equity-backed Dutch lingerie maker Hunkemoller has reportedly invited potential suitors to launch another round of bids, AltAssets understands.

2 October 2015

Advent turns to IPO for Equiniti, company eyes £390m from London listing

business-18162_1280 Advent International-backed finance and administration services business Equiniti Group is eyeing up to £390m from a newly-announced listing on the London Stock Exchange.

1 October 2015

Last year’s selling trend has continued into 2015, say WPEN panelists $

exit Private equity investors are having to think more creatively about their purchases as a continuing trend for selling rather than buying pushes up prices, according to panelists at yesterday's Women’s Private Equity Network Summit.

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