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5 February 2016

Microsoft deal best option for Swiftkey, Octopus exec says $

Jo Oliver Exiting UK technology company SwiftKey to Microsoft was the best option for the business at this stage, Octopus Ventures investment director Jo Oliver told AltAssets.

5 February 2016

Brookfield, Starwood may exit hotel portfolio in Germany

berlin-951616_1920 Brookfield Property Partners and Starwood Capital Group are said to be planning a sale of a German hotel portfolio valued at €700m.

5 February 2016

Spain lacks domestic LPs but fundraising has improved says exec $

spain-379535_1920 Spain needs to bring more domestic investors into the private markets, despite the private equity market has gone from strength to strength since the financial crisis according to executive.

5 February 2016

Dunedin backs £80m investment in UK financial consultancy Alpha

british-pounds-166847_640 Mid-market UK private equity house Dunedin has taken part in an £80m investment in London-based company Alpha Financial Markets Consulting.

5 February 2016

Newly-rebranded Alpina Partners closes latest PE fund on €140m $

22395de Alpina Partners, formerly WHEB Partners, has held the final closing of its latest private equity fund on €140m.

5 February 2016

National Bank of Greece completes PE spin out

greek greece flag The National Bank of Greece has sold its private equity holdings to Deutsche Bank Private Equity and Goldman Sachs Asset management.

5 February 2016

EQT’s €1.4bn EEW exit marks largest Chinese direct investment in a German company

power-poles-503935_1920 European private equity house EQT has agreed the €1.4bn sale of German energy-from-waste business EEW to Beijing Enterprises.

5 February 2016

Juri Jenkner moving to Partners Group’s private infra team

Juri_Jenkner Juri Jenkner, formerly co-head of private debt at Swiss PE investor Partners Group, will be one of the two people leading the firm's private infrastructure activities.

5 February 2016

SET Ventures nears €60m for second smart energy fund, eyes Q1 final close

light-bulbs-1125016_1920 Amsterdam-based early stage investment firm SET Ventures is expecting to hit a final close for its second smart energy fund at the end of the first quarter.

5 February 2016

Polaris takes over majority stake in Danish Configit

car-47848_1280 Denmark's Polaris Private Equity has bought a 65 per cent interest in software company Configit from the management and local IT entrepreneur Michael Moesgaard Andersen.

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