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European VC closes on Silicon Valley

Europe has delivered 30 unicorns over the last decade and the region's tech ecosystem has blossomed to the best the industry has ever known.

Pamplona taps AAC partner for Benelux push

The firm has hired Olaf Tensen, a former partner at Dutch mid-market firm AAC Capital, to drive up investments in the region.

Danske PE spin-out SAGA closes debut fund below target

Fund of funds manager SAGA Private Equity will back approximately 16 small and mid-cap buyout funds in Europe and North America.

Apollo converts to C-corp as it passes $300bn AUM mark – updated

The firm is the latest in a string of private market money managers to make the change, citing an expected increase in its share liquidity.

EMEA cross-border deals pick up in Q1 – report

North American companies accounted for nearly half of deal activity for the period, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Amundi aims for €10bn in PE assets by 2020 – exclusive

Amundi Group’s asset management arm plans to raise more capital from LPs and make strategic acquisitions in boutique firms.

EBRD set for €10bn investment breakthrough in 2019

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is set to invest its largest amount in public and private markets this year, according to its director of equity funds.

Sector specialisation: Long delayed in Europe, now gaining traction

As the evolving PE landscape poses challenges for generalists, will sector specialists finally come to the fore in Europe, asks Monument Group's Janet Brooks.

Private equity basks in ‘golden age’ of returns – report

Private equity performance in recent years has been characterised by shortened time to liquiduty and soaring TVPIs.

Temasek-backed Jolt Capital plots latest fund – exclusive

The European tech-focused manager is eyeing more than double the figure it raised for its predecessor vehicle in 2017.

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