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European VC shakes off effects of Covid-19

Invest Europe, in partnership with the European Investment Fund (EIF), has published ‘The VC Factor – Pandemic Edition’, a new report illustrating European venture capital’s continued strong support for innovative and fast-growing start-ups in the immediate aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The study is the second edition of

Wynnchurch Capital acquires Trimlite

Wynnchurch Capital has acquired Trimlite, a manufacturer and distributor of residential doors and related door products.  Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Renton, Washington, Trimlite has developed a strong presence in the US and Canada by providing high quality products and value-added services to its diverse network of wholesale distributors,

Chris Gauld Equator

Healthcare drivers that private equity should be aware of

By Chris Gauld, director, Equator – A positive repercussion of Covid-19 has been the massive uptick in the interest in healthy activities and healthy living. Exercise equipment sales in the UK have spiked 5,800 percent during the pandemic, while corporate wellbeing investments, ranging from free gym memberships through to mental health

Abac Solutions sells Isolana to BME Group

Private equity fund Abac Solutions has closed the sale of Isolana, the Spanish independent distributor of interior finishing and general building materials, to BME Group (owned by Blackstone) after completion of customary regulatory approvals.  Isolana, which traces its origins to 1939, was acquired by Abac Solutions in 2019. The group

Alice Langley

Data and due diligence to help GPs thrive

IK Investment Partners: Best Fundraising Firm – Mid-Cap Buyout (fund size >USD3 billion) – Compiling disparate forms of data to provide a clear picture of fund performance and offer information of value to those who require it will be key to succeeding in the 2021 private equity (PE) market. Also, in an

Private equity GP outlook: A year of two halves

By A Paris — Though the Covid-19 speedbump hit the private capital markets hard, as it did all other sectors, the industry witnessed a steady rise in investor appetite with large amounts of capital waiting to be deployed. “The strength and speed of the rebound suggest resilience and continued momentum as investors

Karen Allan and Melanie Pittas, haysmacintyre

Coming out of the storm: Increasing PE optimism in later 2021

By Melanie Pittas, partner and co-head of financial services & Karen Allan, director, haysmacintyre – The private equity industry faced a number of challenges during the pandemic, with the majority of these arising from one underlying issue: uncertainty. These challenges included valuations, investor pessimism and a downturn in investment activity.


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