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France’s Apax eyes foreign expansion with ex-3i healthcare hire

Marc Benatar will help the firm expand its healthcare business to include companies in Benelux, Italy and French-speaking Switzerland, he tells PEI.

AlpInvest shelves fund of firms fundraising – exclusive

The firm has decided not to continue capital raising for its fund focused on acquiring stakes in private equity GPs, PEI has learned.

Europe mid-market roundtable: Mega in the middle

The European mid-market has taken on many of the characteristics of the large-cap space of old, but – say our panel – retains its most important differentiator: the scope for outperformance.

AfricInvest to climb deal food chain, enter South Africa – updated

The Tunisia-headquartered firm will target around $500m for AfricInvest Fund IV, according to a source with knowledge of the fund.

UK’s Bowmark ‘adapting focus’ as it hits Fund VI target

A key talking point with LPs was how UK firms are preparing for Brexit, managing partner Charles Ind told PEI.

Alantra buys large chunk of Access Capital

The deal allows Access, a French fund of funds manager, to 'reaffirm its independence' in the face of a wave of consolidation in Europe.

A year in listed mega-firms: New strategies and lots of fundraising

In 2018, listed giants Blackstone, Apollo, Carlyle and KKR gave us glimpses of what’s to come.

What exit? GPs investing in other GPs are in it for the long haul

Private equity firms taking non-control stakes in other such firms is booming, but the off-ramps for such deals remain mostly theoretical.

Ridgemont ups bitesize potential with larger fund

The firm – a spin out from Bank of America in 2010 – attracted roughly one-third of its $1.65bn Fund III from non-US investors, up from 12% in Fund II.

2018 in Europe: Brexit begins to bite

The UK is no longer the most active private equity market in Europe and some of the country's firms met a cool reception on the fundraising trail.

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