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Blackstone brings in ex-Amazon Web Services senior exec Feng to target tech investments

Blackstone has hired former Amazon Web Services senior exec Christine Feng as a senior managing director targeting tech deals for its opportunistic investment platform Tactical Opportunties.

Hony Capital burned by Pizza Express as bondholders agree deal for struggling restaurant chain

Struggling private equity-backed restaurant group Pizza Express is set to be largely taken over by bondholders as the business reels under the strain of the coronavirus lockdown.

Apollo-backed home security company ADT sees shares soar after Google agrees stake buy

Apollo Global-backed home security business ADT saw its valuation surge past $14bn after Google revealed it was buying a 6.6% stake in the company.

Debt-laden AA could come back into private equity hands as buyout majors enter talks...

Debt-heavy UK roadside recovery business AA could be coming back into private equity hands after receiving buyout interest from a string of big-name firms.

Epiris deal looks to rescue UK’s Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Las Iguanas following Covid-19...

UK private equity house Epiris has swooped to buy restaurant chains Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas in a bid to rescue the eateries following their long closures due the coronavirus crisis.

Benelux dethroned by Nordics as world’s top-performing private equity market

The Nordic region has become the world's top-performing private equity market, helping Western Europe consolidate its position at the top of the global PE tree, new research has revealed.

KKR, CVC, Ares among big name PE firms picking up new NYSCRF commitments

KKR, CVC Capital and Ares Management were the big name private equity firms picking up commitments in the latest round of investing from New York pension giant NYSCRF.

Silver Lake, Thoma Bravo funds pick up big NYSTRS backing among $1.66bn of new...

The New York State Teachers' Retirement System has boosted its $22.6bn private equity program with more than $1.66bn of new commitments.

China hits $12.5bn first close for environmental projects, businesses investment fund

China has raised CNY88bn ($12.59bn) to date for the country's first major fund dedicated to environmental projects and businesses.

UCL hits £100m first close for sophomore fund targeting spinouts, projects from university’s academics

A new venture capital fund targeting the commercialisation of projects and spinouts from academics at University College London has hit a £100m first close.

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