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27 August 2015

Permira appoints head of ESG

board Global private equity firm Permira has appointed Adinah Shackleton as its first ever Head of ESG (environmental social and corporate governance).

27 August 2015

TIAA-CREF in tie-up with 2 Swedish pension funds to buy European property

europe map TIAA-CREF, the giant US pension entity, is joining forces with two of Sweden's national pension funds to create a €4 bn-plus pan-European office investment platform.

26 August 2015

Five new investors take stakes in Palamon Capital entities

handshake-440959_1280 Palamon Capital Partners, a pan-European private equity firm, said five "top-tier" investors have purchased stakes in its funds from existing LPs, and are committing capital to a new vehicle that will invest alongside its Palamon Auxiliary Partnership 2013 fund.

26 August 2015

PAI said to be planning sale of its Perstorp chems biz

chemicals Pixabay PAI Partners, the French private equity firm that was created in 2002 by a management buyout following the merger of BNP and Paribas, is reported to be working on a sale of Perstorp, the Swedish chemical business it acquired in December 2005.

26 August 2015

PE firms facing new competition in Worldpay buyout bidding

international-debit-card-388996_1280 US private equity majors Blackstone and Hellman & Friedman are reportedly facing competition from German payments company Wirecard for payments processing business Worldpay.

26 August 2015

Duke Street, Searchlight to merge newly-backed construction equipment rental pair

construction-646914_1280 UK private equity houses Duke Street and Searchlight Capital Partners have bought a pair of construction equipment rental companies with a plan to merge the businesses.

25 August 2015

Insight Venture is lead investor in $50m AMCS funding round

Computer_software_tech Insight Venture Partners, the New York-based tech investment specialist, was the lead investor in a $50m funding round benefiting AMCS, a Limerick, Island-based software company focused on the waste and recycling industry.

25 August 2015

Pierre Aubouin named to top roles at Caisse des Dépôts as investment mandate widens $

Pierre Aubouin, Caisse des Depots Pierre Aubouin has been named head of the Infrastructure & Transportation department of Caisse des Dépôts’ Investments & Local Development division, as well as chief executive of Caisse's CDC Infrastructure subsidiary.

25 August 2015

ACG Capital buys stakes in EQT funds

euros coins French private equity firm ACG Capital has purchased a number of stakes in a funds managed by EQT, AltAssets understands.

25 August 2015

Cubera buys stake in EQT Fund

norway-703625_640 Nordic secondaries firm Cubera had purchased a stake in an EQT-managed fund, AltAssets understands.

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