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Idinvest: Brexit is ‘positively impacting’ European fundraising

The investment firm – which is raising three private equity funds – is expanding its institutional LP base beyond France.

UK to drop outside top 5 in PE country attractiveness after Brexit

The UK will lose its status as the second most attractive destination for private equity investors after Brexit, says a business school report.

Carlyle’s De Benedetti: Brexit is causing wait-and-see syndrome

The UK referendum has had an impact on the investment firm's business, according to Marco De Benedetti, co-head of European buyout.

Equistone on LP appetites, Brexit and pricing

GPs should be willing to tackle complex deals, managing partner Guillaume Jacqueau tells PEI after the firm raised €2.8bn for its sixth flagship fund.

Heard on the streets of Berlin

A preference for blue-chip GPs, limits on LP resources and the diminishing appeal of UK funds were on the minds of private equity participants who gathered in the German capital last week.

Cairngorm: Brexit drives UK businesses towards PE

The London-based firm has bolstered its investment team with two appointments after opening an Edinburgh office.

Lyceum pulls fundraising, switches to deal-by-deal – exclusive

The UK mid-market investor has decided not to proceed with raising its fourth fund in the face of LP challenges.

Looking ahead: Europe in 2018

Fears of a bear market, declining UK appeal and Asian acquisitions are expected to dominate the continent in 2018.

UK private equity spends big after Brexit slump

Buyout values totalled €27.1bn across 181 deals this year, up from €14.7bn across 398 transactions in 2016, according to data from CMBOR.

Looking back: Europe in 2017

Private equity professionals have identified three key trends that helped to shape the European market during 2017.

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