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20 May 2015

CBPE launches new fund with £425m target

london UK-based private equity firm CBPE has reportedly launched a new fund with a £425m target, AltAssets understands.

20 May 2015

Gimv sells stake in pharmaceutical company Prosonix

Hemolung_960x360 ALung Technologies Belgium-headquartered private equity firm Gimv has offload a minority stake in UK-based pharmaceutical company Prosonix in a £100m sale.

19 May 2015

Keensight Capital names Alexandre Carrot CFO

Alexandre Carrot - Keensight, Paris Keensight Capital has named Alexandre Carrot chief financial officer, a new position, as the Paris-based European growth-focused private equity firm expands.

19 May 2015

Panoramic sells Specialist Tours to Kings Park

snapping-tourist-775442-m UK investor Panoramic Growth Equity has sold tour operator Specialist Tours to Kings Park Capital

19 May 2015

Denmark’s Danske raises €603m thanks to influx of international LPs $

denmark Danish buyout firm Danske Private Equity has raised €603m for its sixth private equity fund, with its international LP base having reached a ‘significant size’.

19 May 2015

CD&R prepares surprise Mauser IPO just 12 months after €1.25bn buyout

stock market graph US buyout house Clayton Dubilier & Rice has made the surprise move of preparing a stock market listing for German packaging group Mauser just a year after buying the company in a €1.25bn deal.

19 May 2015

London Pensions Fund Authority picks Apollo to manage £150m alternative credit allocation

fake credit card payment UK pensions fund major the London Pensions Fund Authority has picked Apollo Global Management to manage its alternative credit investments.

19 May 2015

3i backs Euro-Diesel with €68m for international expansion

himba-3-959230-m UK-headquartered private equity firm 3i has backed Euro-Diesel, a provider of diesel rotary uninterruptable power supply systems (DRUPS systems) with a €68m investment.

19 May 2015

Hermes announces £1.16bn final close for infrastructure fund

infrastructure real estate building site crane London-based Hermes Investment Management said it has closed its Hermes GPE Infrastructure Fund at £1.16bn ($1.8bn), exceeding its £800m target, with contributions from 18 investors that included some “large, European corporate pension schemes”.

18 May 2015

HIG Capital picks up UK-based Grosvenor Shopping Centre

brown-paper-shopping-bag-841070-m HIG Capital, the Miami-based, globally-focused private equity business, has acquired a shopping centre in Chester, England for approximately £65m.

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