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20 October 2016

CVC-backed Ahlsell set for €2.41bn Swedish IPO

sweden-916799_960_720 Ahlsell, a Nordic plumbing and electrical business backed by CVC Capital Partners, is looking to raise up to €2.41bn in its IPO.

20 October 2016

Cinven to score more than double return through full exit of Italy’s Avio Group $

rocket-launch-693192_640 European buyout house Cinven will more than double its money on its long-held investment in Italy's Avio Group after the agreed sale of Avio Space Propulsion.

20 October 2016

Turenne Capital collects €60m towards latest fundraise

eiffel-tower-1156146_1280 French private equity house Turenne Capital has reportedly held a €60m first close for its latest fund.

19 October 2016

Octopus expands investment team following £100m fundraise

fish-1633525_960_720 Octopus Ventures has expanded its investment team with the hire of Zihao Xu, just months after closing a £100m fund.

19 October 2016

Carlyle ups its buyout game with first $3.6bn long-dated PE fund

clock-1422183_640 Private equity major The Carlyle Group has raised $3.6bn for its first long-dated fund which is "a natural extension" to the firm's established buyout business.

19 October 2016

Pension funds pile in to help Ysios close second biotech fund at €126.4m $

barcelona-547803_640 Appetite from family offices and pension helped Barcelona-based Ysios Capital close its second biotechnology fund at €126.4m according to partner Joel Jean-Mairet.

19 October 2016

Polaris scores ‘good return’ via $155m exit from Sweden’s Car-O-Liner

crash-test-1620591_640 Nordic buyout house Polaris has made a "good" return from the sale of Swedish collision repair specialist Car-O-Liner at $155m enterprise value, AltAssets can reveal.

19 October 2016

University of Michigan splits $103.2m across 3 funds

University of Michigan University of Michigan has spread $103.2m across three private investment funds, AltAssets understands.

19 October 2016

3TS expands into US, hires ex-Edison partner to lead office

washington-dc-1624419_1280 European tech investor 3TS Capital Partners has expanded into the US and hired ex-Edison Partners exec Sever Totia to head up the operation.

19 October 2016

High re-up rate helps Polaris to ‘relatively smooth’ fourth fundraise, firm exec says $

danish-currency-1139108_640 Nordic private equity firm Polaris has closed its fourth fund on DKK3.3bn (€443m) after almost two years on the road, managing partner Jan Johan Kühl told AltAssets.

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