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Europe braces for mega-fund mania

Cinven, Apax and Permira are among those due major raises in the next 12 months, forcing investors to make tough decisions.

Epiris nets £821m for debut solo fund

Electra Partners rebranded as Epiris in December 2016 after being served notice from the listed investment trust whose portfolio it had managed for 30 years.

OpEx Awards 2018: Carlyle’s ‘refocusing’ of data centre group pays off

Itconic had no financial data when Carlyle took charge. But its turnaround was enough to bag the mega-firm the lower mid-market/small cap award in EMEA.

OpEx Awards 2018: EQT Partners scores on the ‘source code of sport’

Fans of sports statistics: ever wondered who is counting all those passes? You may be surprised to learn it is the same people – or at least the same company – that is beaming live video footage to fans, gathering data for bookmakers and monitoring games in search of possible match-fixing. Switzerland-headquartered Sportradar has more […]

OpEx Awards 2018: Nordic Capital creates ‘payments powerhouse’

The winner of the large-cap award for EMEA built a new type of player in Bambora.

Opex Awards 2018: Cerberus drives IRR on car interiors business

The firm carved out Visteon's failing interiors unit to make Reydel Automotive and take the EMEA upper mid-market award.

AP7’s Olofsson warns of the danger of co-investments

European pensions that have invested heavily through co-investments will be in for a rude awakening if a downturn hits, according to the Swedish pension's head of alternatives.

162-year-old Luxembourg bank forms PE unit – exclusive

The move comes a year after Chinese investment group Legend Holdings acquired an 89.9% stake in Banque Internationale à Luxembourg.

LBO France is latest firm to set sights on individual investors

The firm follows the likes of Blackstone and Pomona Capital in offering products to retail investors.

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