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Asterion Industrial Partners’ Fund II Reaches $1.1bn First Close

Asterion Industrial Partners, an independent investment management firm focused on European infrastructure in the mid-market, has reached the first close of its second fund with a total around $1.1bn of commitments. Set up by three former KKR...

Insight Partners Backs Government Technology Provider CivicPlus with $290m Investment

CivicPlus LLC, a provider of websites and other technology to local governments, has received a $290m cash infusion from technology investor Insight Partners. The $290m investment marks an exit for BV Investment Partners, a CivicPlus backer since...

Apollo-backed Smart & Final to Be Sold to Mexican Retail Giant

Mexican retailer Grupo Comercial Chedraui SA agreed to buy grocer Smart & Final Stores LLC for more than $600m, people familiar with the matter said, expanding its presence in a U.S. supermarket business that boomed during the coronavirus...

This Week’s Biggest News in the Private Equity Markets – Week 19

At Private Equity Insights we have gathered this week’s biggest news in the private equity and venture capital markets. 1. BlackRock Launches Pension Scheme Private Debt Fund at First Close of $940m BlackRock launches Private Debt Fund for Pension...

Cinven Mulls Options as Sanne Rejects $1.9bn Buyout Proposal

UK-based Cinven said on Friday alternative asset and corporate services firm Sanne Group had rejected its $1.90bn buyout offer, and the private equity firm was considering all options. Cinven, which made a proposal of 830 pence per share to Sanne...

Reckitt Shortlists Bidders for $2bn Mead Johnson China Business

British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser Group has shortlisted bidders including Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and dairy producer Yili to submit binding offers for its Greater China infant formula business, sources said. The group has hired...

Avance Eyes Increase of Debut Fund Cap to $1bn

Avance Investment Management, a private equity firm formed last year by executives who worked together at Palladium Equity Partners, wants to increase the upper fundraising limit on its debut vehicle to $1bn, according to Mark Evans, principal...

Perceptive Advisors Closes $515m Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund II

Perceptive Advisors, an investment management firm focused on the life sciences sector, has held the first and final closing of Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund II (PXV Fund II) with $515m in capital commitments. The close of PXV Fund II more than...

Ralph Lauren to Sell Club Monaco to PE Firm and Focus on Eponymous Label

Ralph Lauren Corp will sell high-end apparel brand Club Monaco to private equity firm Regent LP for an undisclosed amount, as the apparel retailer doubles down on its eponymous label. The sale of upscale casual wear brand Club Monaco, established...

Intertek to Buy Baring-backed SAI Global Assurance for $660m

British inspection and product testing company Intertek Group agreed on Thursday to buy SAI Global Assurance for $660m, as it builds market share in Australia, North America, the UK and China. SAI Global Assurance, which is indirectly owned by...

Advent Weighs ASK Group Stake Sale at $1bn Valuation

Advent International is exploring options including a potential sale for its stake in ASK Group, an Indian investment and wealth management firm, according to people familiar with the matter. The buyout firm is working with Nomura Holdings Inc. on...

Blackstone Swoops into San Diego to Spend Over $1bn on Low-Cost Housing

Blackstone Group Inc. is buying 66 multifamily properties in the San Diego area for more than $1bn and plans to invest some $100m to improve the properties, whose apartments currently provide low-cost housing to thousands of people. The deal would...

EV Scooter Company Bird to Go Public in $2.3bn Blank-check deal with Additional PE Investment

Bird Rides said on Wednesday it would merge with blank-check company Switchback II Corp to go public in a deal valuing the electric scooter rental company at $2.3bn. The scooter startup said the deal would be supported by a private investment of...

Eurazeo Sells 49% Stake in Trader Interactive as Part of $1.6bn Deal

Paris-based private equity house Eurazeo is to sell its 49% stake in the Virginia-based automotive online advertising firm Trader Interactive for a sum reported to be $624m. The sale is being made to Carsales, the largest online automotive...

Bundesliga Shortlists PE Buyers for $2.42bn Partial Rights Sale

Germany’s top-flight soccer league has drawn up a shortlist of buyout funds, including KKR and Bridgepoint, to buy a 25% stake in its overseas broadcasting rights, people close to the matter told Reuters. European private equity firm CVC has also...

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As technology continues to improve at breakneck speeds, PE firms must now view digital transformation as a new opportunity for value creation – yet also as an imminent threat to legacy business models, and even to the industries themselves. Join us at our 2021 events to reinvent your strategies. Prepare to receive industry leading insights, and be ready to transform your business.

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7 Questions on European PE From Above: Frans Tieleman and Merlin Piscitelli

Meet Frans & Merlin - Private Equity Insights is happy to present this teaser for the exclusive webinar on March 4th on ‘The New PE Landscape in Europe’. Below, we’re having a chat with Frans Tieleman, Managing Partner at Eurazeo, and Merlin Piscitelli, EMEA Chief...

7 Questions with Steffen Pauls, Founder and CEO of Moonfare

Meet Steffen: After more than a decade at global private equity pioneer Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Dr. Steffen Pauls founded in 2016 Moonfare, a platform that is revolutionising private markets investing. Moonfare recently ranked as one of LinkedIn’s top 10...

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Market Timing or Time in the Market?

Why staying invested makes a difference   The advice to stay invested is almost as old as investing itself. For some it is even a mantra. Others ignore it when the economy enters the later...

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That mindset and the subsequent adoption of an effective ESG framework opens a window for solutions that allow companies to in a real sense work with the planet rather than destroy it, while continuing to engage business in a capitalist way. So in closing, I think that an investment in ESG has become viewed as a healthy investment.

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