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Billion-dollar question: Are public-to-private transactions on the way out?

Following industry debates that the leveraged buyout market has all but dried up, Preqin examines whether or not buyouts and, in particular, public-to private transactions are still attractive to the investment community. »


Metric Capital Partners invests in James Grant Group

Metric Capital Partners (MCP), a European private capital group, has invested in James Grant Group, a provider of management and professional services to TV, music, literary and sport clients.

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Sand Oak Capital partners with Carl Marks & Co

Sand Oak Capital has partnered with Carl Marks & Co, a New York-based merchant bank, to acquire privately held industrial companies. »


Investec Investment Banking appoints Christian Hess to lead its PE advisory team

Investec has expanded its investment banking business with the appointment of Christian Hess as head of its newly created financial sponsor transaction group. »

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EISER Infrastructure Partners opens office in Johannesburg

EISER Infrastructure Partners, an independent global infrastructure asset manager, has opened an office in Johannesburg, headed by Richard Onyango.  »


Direct co-investments drive shifts in private equity, says Fitch

A growing interest by large limited partners (LPs) to either co-invest or directly invest in corporate equity financings has led private equity (PE) firms to respond by facilitating investments in deals outside these managers' primary funds. »


Connexus closes investment in H3 Financial Services

Connexus Equity Management Partners has closed a series A investment in H3 Financial Services, a SaaS financial services provider of credit, billing and payment solutions for the veterinary and dental markets. »

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PineBridge Investments expands private funds group

PineBridge Investments has appointed two senior investment professionals to its private funds group. »


Global PE players looking to Africa as investment doubles in H1 2014

The value of global private equity deals targeting Africa has more than doubled (137 per cent) in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to research by global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. »


Brentwood Associates partners with Z Gallerie

Private equity firm Brentwood Associates has partnered with Z Gallerie, a lifestyle retailer offering a variety of home goods, including furniture, artwork, lighting, tabletop items, textiles and decorative accessories. »

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