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25 November 2016

GHO Capital’s maiden fund closes on target-smashing €660m

science-1336663_640 European healthcare-focused private equity investor GHO Capital has held the final close of its first fund on €660m, well above the €500m target.

25 November 2016

Next Wave buys Roof-Maker for £30m

roofs-1186466_960_720 London-based private equity firm Next Wave Partners has purchased Roof-Maker from its founders in a deal worth £30m.

25 November 2016

Allianz picks up 30% of E.on’s power distribution grid in Romania

mountain-1410016_640 Allianz Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a 30 per cent stake in E.on Distribuţie, a gas and electricity distribution network operator in Romania.

25 November 2016

PE-backed Alain Afflelou targets 2017 IPO as it waits for market-favourable conditions

glasses-272399_960_720 French optician chain Alain Afflelou, which is backed by private equity fund Lion Capital, is set to launch an IPO next year.

25 November 2016

UK gov aims to unlock £1bn for startups with new boost for VC funds

mouse-593297_640 The UK government will invest £400m in venture capital funds through the British Business Bank, Chancellor Philip Hammond said in his Autumn Statement.

25 November 2016

GoDaddy said to pip Warburg to exclusivity in bidding for Cinven’s Host Europe

server-farm-705448_1280 US web domain provider GoDaddy is believed to have entered exclusive talks for Cinven's Host Europe Group, pipping private equity bids in the process.

25 November 2016

Triton targets oil and gas services returns with DeepOcean Group purchase

lake-1728875_1920 European private equity house Triton has agreed to pick up a majority stake in subsea oil and gas services business DeepOcean Group.

24 November 2016

New Mexico SIC backs TDR’s new flagship fund with $75m

usa-1562251_1920-1 TDR Capital has picked up a $75m commitment from the New Mexico State Investment Council towards its latest fund.

24 November 2016

Inflexion expands partnership capital team with Cohen hire

aaeaaqaaaaaaaamkaaaajgmyngrjndlklthhzdgtngiwmi1injiyltdlotdjmjnjmgvmoa Mid-market focused UK investment house Inflexion Private Equity has bolstered its partnership capital team with the appointment of Daryl Cohen.

24 November 2016

Growth Capital Partners makes AMG Group second deal in a week

tent-548022_1920 UK private equity house Growth Capital Partners has scored its second deal of the week by backing outdoor equipment business AMG Group.

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