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27 April 2015

Tristan eyes €500m+ first close for opportunistic RE Fund 4

london London-based Tristan Capital Partners is said to be nearing a first close of more than €500m for its European Property Investors Special Opportunities 4 (EPISO 4) vehicle.

27 April 2015

HgCapital taps Mercury fund to back auto date, insurance claim manager Eucon

broken-car-480202-m UK-based private equity firm HgCapital has invested in automotive data and insurance claim manager Eucon as part of a management buyout.

27 April 2015

UK’s Electra loses execs Syder and Davies, promotes 4

Rhian Davies London-headquartered Electra Partners said that its deputy manager partner Tim Syder has retired and partner Rhian Davies is set to retire “as planned”.

24 April 2015

Akina’s Euro Choice VI FoF registers $43.3m, one year after Fund V close

dollar capital cash money pic Fund-of-funds Euro Choice VI, which is advised by Europe’s Akina Partners, has pulled in $43.4m.

24 April 2015

Trilantic-backed Talgo looking to raise €708m through IPO

train-tracks-1336059-m Private equity-backed Spanish train manufacturer Talgo is looking to raise €708m in its upcoming IPO, AltAssets understands.

24 April 2015

Consilium looks to €150m close, with Fondo Italiano di Investimento joining existing LPs

euro Milan-based private equity firm Consilium is expecting to close its third fund near its €150m target, after landing a commitment from new investor Fondo Italiano di Investimento.

24 April 2015

Balderton-backed Lifecake bought by photo giant Canon Europe

take-a-photo-1201943-m Balderton Capital-backed family photo sharing app Lifecake has been bought by Canon Europe to help the camera giant establish a presence in London's Tech City.

24 April 2015

Warburg, GA seal merger of Santander, UniCredit asset management units

euro final close Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have seen portfolio company Santander Asset Management merge with Italian banking major UniCredit's asset management unit in a deal which values the new business at about €5.4bn.

24 April 2015

Poland’s GTC shareholders block Lone Star’s bid to double stake

no-entry-1444326-m An attempt by Lone Star to double its stake in Warsaw-listed real estate developer GTC has failed after other shareholders voted down the move.

23 April 2015

Antin increases stake in gas transporter CATS to 99 per cent

gas-pipes-370311-m UK-based Antin Infrastructure Partners has agreed to increase its stake in the Central Area Transmission System to 99 per cent after buying an additional 36 per cent stake from BP.

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