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21 July 2015

Appointments see LBO France put ‘real estate biz at core of development strategy’

paris_france LBO France, the Paris-based private equity group, has made a number of appointments to its management team, including one that it said was "an illustration of [its] ambition to put its real estate business firmly at the core of its development strategy".

21 July 2015

CD Capital’s first Natural Resources Fund III deal is in Polish coking coal project

Coal by Pixabay CD Capital, a London-based private equity firm specialising in natural resources, has made its first deal from its third vehicle Fund by backing a Polish coking coal project near the city of Lublin.

21 July 2015

KKR seals second infra deal in two days with $1bn Gestamp solar investment

photovoltaic-286025_1280 Global buyout house KKR has agreed to buy an 80 per cent stake in utility-scale solar plant developer Gestamp Asetym Solar for a total enterprise value of about $1bn.

21 July 2015

Frost Brooks co-founder Miles, 31, dies while out jogging

People   Frost Brooks Miles Frost, the 31-year-old son of UK broadcaster Sir David Frost and co-founder of Frost Brooks Private Equity, has died after collapsing during a weekend jog.

21 July 2015

Coller Capital collects $3.1bn for Fund VII first close

money-181883_1280 Secondaries private equity major Coller Capital has reportedly held a $3.1bn first close for its seventh flagship fund.

21 July 2015

LDC backs 70-year-old crisp maker Seabrook to help expansion

lattice_40g_peel_share_group_cat Lloyds Bank private equity arm LDC has backed the management buyout of UK crisp maker Seabrook as the business looks to grow its market share.

21 July 2015

ProSiebenSat.1 talks with PE-backed Scout24 could see buyout replace IPO plans

bank-note-209104_1280 Private equity-backed advertising group Scout24 is reportedly considering a buyout from German TV broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 instead of its planned IPO.

20 July 2015

To outer space and beyond: Seraphim Capital prepares new fund for take-off $

Outer space image A London-based venture capital firm is looking to take advantage of what its managing director says is a "new era of space investment" by companies in the space sector, as they are applying "terrestrial technologies" to make profit maximisation the key driver.

20 July 2015

Tristan Capital closes latest fund at €1.5bn after just four months

infrastructure real estate building site crane London-based Tristan Capital Partners said it has completed a first and final close of €1.5bn for its latest fund, after just four months in the market.

20 July 2015

VC-backed child-friendly ad business SuperAwesome nets $7m Series A round

child-192712_1280 Hoxton Ventures-backed child safe advertising business SuperAwesome has picked up a $7m Series A investment round led by the private investment vehicle of Velos Partners co-founder Parminder Basran.

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