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Matthieu Favas

Matthieu Favas is the editor of Agri Investor. He was previously the web editor of Infrastructure Investor, where he started in 2013 after a year as a reporter at Private Equity International. Prior to joining PEI he spent four years in the wine industry in London, Spain and Mongolia.
The French firm’s third fund surpassed its €180m target in September last year.
The French firm’s second fund collected the same amount in 2007 and is now more than 75% invested.
Graham Wrigley, whose previous board chairmanships include emerging markets firm Aureos, joins the UK institution as it continues its shift towards direct investing.
Family offices are becoming increasingly discerning about how their capital is invested – which may mean partnering with each other instead of private equity GPs.
The bankruptcy of the British toy manufacturer, which the mid-market firm bought in 2009, is the latest insolvency to shake up the UK’s high street.
The listed French firm exited 23% of its portfolio during the first half of 2013 and posted net income of €329m – a turnaround from last year's net loss of €198m.
The firm’s investment in Red Hot World Buffet comes amid strong private equity appetite for hospitality businesses in the UK.
The firm will generate a 2x return from its investment in listed industrial servicer TMS International, which Onex partially exited via an IPO in 2011.
The co-investment in Maykor, a Russian IT business, comes a few months after the Nordic firm held a first close on its latest vehicle.
The firm’s acquisition of German wood products maker Klenk Holz comes shortly after Carlyle held a final close for its Strategic Partners III fund.

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