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13 March 2015

PAI closes €3.3bn Fund VI above hard cap thanks to LP demand

paris-below-1417909-m Paris-headquartered private equity firm PAI Partners has hit a €3.3bn final close for its sixth flagship fund above its hard cap.

13 March 2015

Pollen-backed Shawbrook Bank eyes $1bn IPO

london Pollen Street Capital-backed Shawbrook Bank is set to launch an initial public offering which could value the UK Bank at $1bn.

13 March 2015

UK’s Passion Capital backs fraud prevention startup

passion-fruit-1152197-m Venture capital firm Passion Capital has provided seed funding for ‘smarter fraud prevention platform’ Ravelin.

12 March 2015

PE firms miss out on BHS, with Retail Acquisitions buying the chain for £1

retail shopping_sq A number of private equity firms have missed out on BHS, after Sir Philip Green announced the sale of the British department store chain for £1.

12 March 2015

Germany’s DBAG to exit industrials company Clyde-Bergemann in $400m deal

welding-industrial_sq Germany buyout house DBAG is reportedly set to sell power plant component maker Clyde-Bergemann Power Group in a deal worth $400m.

12 March 2015

CVC, KKR leading race for Philips lighting components business

under-light-1244963-m Private equity pairing CVC and KKR are reportedly in pole position to pick up the lighting components business of Dutch electronics major Philips for about €2.5bn.

11 March 2015

HIG Europe gobbles up UK sandwich-maker Adelie Foods

sandwich-841507-m HIG Capital’s European arm has bought UK ready-made-food business Adelie Foods from leisure and tourism investor India Hospitality Corporation.

11 March 2015

Selling the case for private equity in Poland $

poland flag Poland may suffer from being tarred with the same brush as other Eastern and Central European countries, but its specific economic climate makes it worthy of a country-specific fund, says an industry insider.

11 March 2015

Apax-backed Auto Trader eyes up to £2.5bn valuation through imminent IPO

auto Apax Partners-backed online car marketplace Auto Trader has reportedly confirmed its intention to reach a valuation of up to £2.5bn through an impending IPO.

11 March 2015

Hellman & Friedman offload Wood Mackenzie in $2.8bn sale

download (74) US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has agreed a deal to sell energy analytics business Wood Mackenzie in a $2.8bn deal.

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