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LVMH-Backed L Catterton Nears Deal to Acquire Birkenstock

It looks like the long rumoured private equity takeover of family-owned Birkenstock could actually be happening soon. But it’s not likely to be CVC capital partners that's buying it. Instead L Catterton, the group with close links to LVMH, is...

Illycaffe clinches alliance with Rhone Capital, eyes IPO

Premium coffee maker illycaffe said on Thursday it completed the sale of a 20% of its capital to U.S. private equity firm Rhone Capital, adding that future expansion could also entail an initial public offering. The transaction with Rhone Capital...

Francisco Partners Partners follows Blackstone into genealogy sector with reported $600m MyHeritage deal

MyHeritage, the leading global service for discovering your past and empowering your future, announced today that Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, has signed a...

Supercharging Logistics: How Supply Chain Sensors will Lower Prices and Increase Connectivity

How will the supply chain get to the next level of connectedness? Internet-enabled sensors. Recently, I wrote about how COVID-19 is changing the supply chain and logistics. One of the issues I touched upon was the importance of organizing logistics...

UPDATE: KPMG close to £400m sale of restructuring arm

KPMG is close to selling its restructuring division to a private equity firm as part of a deal that could see a former head of Deloitte run the newly separated business. HIG Europe is in exclusive talks to buy the restructuring arm for about £400...

Advent Set to Merge Payment Firms Into $3 Billion Company

Private equity firm Advent International is planning to merge portfolio companies Transaction Services Group and Clearent, which both provide payment services, according to people with knowledge of the matter. A deal could be announced as early as...

3D printer maker Markforged to go public via $2.1 bln SPAC deal

3D printer maker Markforged said on Wednesday it agreed to go public through a merger with a blank-check firm backed by venture investor Kevin Hartz, in a deal valuing the equity of the combined company at $2.1 billion. The deal with one, sponsored...

JMI Equity Seeks $1.7 Billion Amid Management Transition

Growth-equity investor JMI Equity is raising its largest-ever fund amid a management transition that has seen a new leader installed at the top of the firm. For its newest fund, JMI Equity Fund X LP, the firm has set a $1.7 billion fundraising...

SoftBank-backed robotics firm Berkshire Grey to go public via $2.7 billion SPAC deal

SoftBank-backed robotics firm Berkshire Grey said on Wednesday it has agreed to go public through a merger with a blank-check firm in a deal that values the combined company at $2.7 billion. The deal is expected to provide Berkshire Grey about $413...

Exxon to divest some UK, North Sea assets for over $1 billion

Exxon Mobil Corp will sell non-operating interest in its UK and North Sea exploration and production assets to private-equity fund HitecVision for more than $1 billion, as the oil major seeks to free up cash and focus on some mega projects. The...

CVC Weighs Bid for $3 Billion Chemical Maker Synthomer

CVC Capital Partners has been exploring a bid for U.K. chemical producer Synthomer Plc, people with knowledge of the matter said. The private equity firm made an initial approach to London-listed Synthomer to gauge its interest in a deal, according...

Hellman & Friedman to Pledge Over $1 Billion to Its Own Private-Equity Fund

Hellman & Friedman LLC plans to commit over $1 billion to its latest fund, Allen Thorpe, a partner at the San Francisco-based firm, told a group of public pension trustees. The fund, Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners X LP, has a $20...

Goldman Sachs-backed ReNew Power to go public in $8 billion U.S. blank-check deal

India’s largest renewable energy firm ReNew Power said on Wednesday it would go public through an $8 billion merger with a blank-check firm in the biggest deal in the fast-growing clean energy sector in the country. The deal will be financed with...

EQT Private Equity in $1Bn sell of Innovyze

EQT is pleased to announce that EQT Private Equity, through the EQT Mid Market US fund, has agreed to sell Innovyze to Autodesk for an Enterprise Value of $1Bn. Innovyze was established in 1996 to provide wet infrastructure software solutions. In...

Boyu Capital targets $6 billion for new private equity fund

Chinese private equity firm Boyu Capital, an investor in Chinese technology titans including billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Group, is raising a new, China-focused fund targeting as much as $6 billion, three people with knowledge of the matter said. Its...

German Soccer League Said to Kick Off Private Equity Stake Sale

Germany’s elite soccer body will invite bids for a minority stake in its overseas media rights and private equity firms are circling, according to people familiar with the matter. The DFL sporting organization could contact as many as 30 bidders...

Blackstone Seeks About $15 Billion for New Secondaries Funds

Blackstone Group is seeking to raise about $15 billion for two new investment funds in the fast-growing private equity secondaries market. Blackstone Strategic Partners, a $38 billion unit focused on investing in existing private equity portfolios,...

CVC Capital Partners Fund VII to invest in MedRisk

CVC Capital Partners announced today that CVC Fund VII has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in MedRisk. The Carlyle Group, MedRisk's current majority owner, will retain a significant stake and maintain joint control in...

Vegan milk maker Oatly targets $10bn IPO

Sweden-based Oatly, which counts Oprah Winfrey and rapper Jay-Z among its prominent backers, has submitted plans for an initial public offering to regulators, the maker of vegan food and drink products said on Tuesday. The company, which sells its...

L Brands to test private equity firms’ appetite for Victoria’s Secret again

L Brands’ bankers at Goldman Sachs would begin pitching buyout firms about a potential sale of its Victoria’s Secret lingerie brand as soon as this week, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The...

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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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