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25 August 2015

Lakestar closes its second VC fund on €350m

emerald-lake-594983_640 European venture capital firm Lakestar has closed its oversubscribed second fund on €350m, making it the firm’s largest fund to date.

25 August 2015

Geneva’s Unigestion looks to past as it contemplates currently ‘frothy’ alt asset markets $

Paul Newsome Unigestion Founded in 1972, Geneva-based Unigestion is one of the international alternative asset management industry's longest-established players.

25 August 2015

Livingbridge invests in UK mortgage broker CMME

Livingbridge, the UK buyout house which changed its name from Isis Private Equity last year, has invested in mortgage broker Contractor Mortgages Made Easy.

24 August 2015

Thames Tideway Tunnel receives £1.2bn-plus in backing from UK investors

5 Liverpool Street platform tunnels _162393 sml sq A planned £4.2bn water infrastructure project for London, known informally as the ‘super sewer’ and backed by a string of LP investors, has been given the green light by the UK's water industry regulator.

24 August 2015

Providence said to be buying Bregal Capital’s Studialis

library-869061_1280 UK-based investment firm Bregal Capital has reportedly agreed to sell French higher education business Studialis to US buyout house Providence Equity Partners.

21 August 2015

Kerogen Capital invests $100m in Zennor Petroleum, may invest more

oil-106913_1280 Kerogen Capital, the London- and Hong Kong-based private equity fund manager specialising in the international oil and gas sector, has invested $100m in Zennor Petroleum, a North Sea-focused oil exploration and production company – and said it may invest more.

21 August 2015

Endless exits FMG for £43.2m after just four month holding

auto-818147_1280 UK private equity house Endless has sold roadside vehicle recovery business FMG for £43.2m after just four months in its portfolio.

21 August 2015

Rcapital makes Summit Media, Hotelcare growth investments

business-18107_1280 London-based private equity investor Rcapital has revealed a pair of growth investment in Summit Media and Hotelcare.

21 August 2015

LPs must show greater interest in carried interest, Oxford prof says $

Ludovic Phalippou An Oxford University professor who made headlines a few weeks ago, with his calculation of how much carried interest the CalPERS pension fund had paid over an 18-year period, has published a report on carried interest that he says is aimed at bringing a greater understanding to the growing private equity fees debate.

20 August 2015

Sweden’s EQT promotes Sinding to deputy managing partner

christian-sinding-2014-cool-grey EQT Partners has promoted Christian Sinding, a Zurich-based partner and head of its EQT Equity operations, to deputy managing partner.

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