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Oddo plots fundraising ‘tour’ following PE acquisition

The newly-rebranded Oddo BHF Private Equity will seek €300m for a new secondaries vehicle from predominantly European and Middle Eastern institutional LPs.

ACG sells FoFs, secondaries arm to focus on directs – updated

Asset manager Oddo BHF has acquired the fund of funds unit in its first foray into private equity.

Ex-3i head reaches hard-cap on debut fund – exclusive

The vehicle – which was launched in 2016 – has already completed three deals and is over halfway invested, founder Crevan O’Grady tells PEI.

Ardian breaks growth fund hard-cap after ‘big change’ in LP base

The firm held a final close on Growth Fund II at €230m, well above its €200m hard-cap and more than triple the size of its €70m predecessor.

Norway’s SWF dealt PE blow

A government white paper cited transparency issues and management fees as reasons why the $1trn fund should not invest in unlisted equities.

ICG seeking $1.6bn for end-of-life solutions

The firm's last dedicated secondaries fund, focused mainly on fund restructurings, closed in April 2017 on $1.1bn.

Why European VC returns are better than you think

Removing sampling biases reveals greater parity between US and European venture capital performance than is often expected, according to a report from eFront.

France’s Apax launches Milan office for ‘big push’ into Italy

The firm has tapped Francesco Panfilo, former founding managing partner at Italian mid-market buyout house PM & Partners, as senior advisor.

PAI boosts execution firepower for Fund VII

The firm appointed 15 investment professionals to bring its team number to 60 last year and is planning a similar number of additions this year, partner Richard Howell tells PEI.

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.

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