ThinCats, an alternative lender to mid-sized SMEs has provided a total of GBP5.9 million in funding facilities for two businesses backed by NVM Private Equity.
Align Capital Partners (ACP) has closed its second private equity investment fund, Align Capital Partners Fund II, LP and Align Capital Partners Fund II-A, LP (ACP II) at its hard cap of USD450 million.
Real asset specialist Aquila Capital has expanded its partnership with Dutch pension investor APG in European hydropower by EUR250 million to EUR550 million. With this new mandate, Aquila Capital’s assets under management increase to EUR10.75 billion.
As London-based VC firm Atomico closed Atomico V on USD820 million today (18/02/20), Atomico’s head of IR tells PEW the firm has “increased its focus over the years to really double down its efforts in Europe.”
Grove Ventures, an early-stage deep tech-focused Tel Aviv-based VC firm, has held a final close of Grove Ventures II with total commitments of USD120 million. The fund, with commitments from institutional and strategic investors, was oversubscribed.
Global law firm Mayer Brown has found that the total annual value of acquisitions of UK companies by US private equity funds jumped 53 per cent last year to GBP14.2 billion; up from GBP9.3 billion in 2018. It is the latest sign of favourable market economics in the UK, which has seen a widening valuation gap relative to European listed equities as the country has convulsed from the vacillations of Brexit.
As Covid-19 (coronavirus) keeps spreading and the death-toll is rising on a daily basis, the UK is waiting to see what will happen next with France confirming Europe’s first fatality over the weekend.