Aluminium

Advent International completes acquisition of Corialis

Private equity firm Advent International has completed the acquisition of Corialis (Core Innovative Aluminium Integrated Solutions) from Sagard and Ergon, alongside the management team led by CEO Johan Verstrepen. »


Handshake and money

Blackstone acquires Philadelphia Financial Group from Tiptree Financial

Tiptree Financial is to sell its subsidiary Philadelphia Financial Group to funds managed by the tactical opportunities group of The Blackstone Group for approximately USD155 million in cash plus additional consideration of approximately USD10 million to be paid over two years. »


Africa

President of Supreme Group’s Commercial Division delivers keynote address at private equity in Africa event

The opportunities for private sector-led growth in Africa, the benefits of private equity buyouts as attractive entry strategies, and the focus of strategic investors in Africa were key themes discussed by Honore Dainhi, the president of Supreme Group’s Commercial Division, during a keynote speech at the Private Equity in Africa event that was held recently in London.  »


France flag

Ashurst advises KKR on acquisition of Pont-sur-Sambre Power and Toul Power

Ashurst has advised the credit business of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) on the acquisition of the entire share capital and voting rights of Pont-sur-Sambre Power and Toul Power, two combined cycle gas turbine power plants in France. »


Volatility

European PE market sees continued volatility in Q3, says SL Capital Partners

A total of 298 European private equity transactions in Q3 represented a meaningful reduction in volume over the prior quarter, impacted by a decrease in both buyouts and early stage transactions, according to SL Capital Partners. »


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Crestbridge sees value of funds administered rise by 700 per cent

Independent corporate and fund services provider Crestbridge has seen the value of funds it administers grow from GBP1.84 billion in June 2013 to GBP15.06 billion in June 2014, representing an increase of more than 700 per cent. »


Dollars

Corsair Capital leads USD50m series D funding in Personal Capital

Personal Capital, a digital wealth management firm, has raised USD50 million in a Series D funding round led by Corsair Capital, as well as BBVA Ventures and USAA. »


Handshake

Mooreland Partners makes key senior hire

Mooreland Partnerrs has expanded its European-based senior banking digital media and internet team through the appointment of Seth Kundrot, who has joined the London office as an executive director. »


Accounts

JZ Capital reports further NAV growth

London listed private equity fund JZ Capital Partners, an investor in US and European micro cap companies, has now seen NAV growth in 20 of the past 22 quarters. »


Acquisition

Platinum Equity acquires Terratest

Platinum Equity has acquired a majority interest in ground engineering firm Grupo Terratest. »


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