UK-based growth capital investor BGF has made a further GBP4 million investment in fast-growth, lead generation technology business, ROI.
he Board of Directors of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has appointed Abi Mustapha-Maduakor as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Funds advised by Apax Partners have acquired the PIB Group (PIB), a leading independent specialist insurance intermediary, alongside PIB’s management team.
ADM Capital Europe's Cibus Enterprise Fund (Cibus) has invested in the British polymer production company Aquapak Polymers Limited (Aquapak).
By Purva Aggarwal – US-based global investing firm Capria Ventures made its second investment in Latin America during the pandemic in January, with Mexican VC fund Angel Ventures. The Mexico City-based firm invests in entrepreneurs across Latin America, with a particular focus on Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru.
By George Ralph (pictured), Managing Director, RFA – Technology has moved so quickly over recent years. Once new technology has been implemented there is no way back, but this is a positive thing as businesses, including private equity firms, have benefited hugely from the collaboration tools available today.
2020 saw unprecedented pandemic-induced turbulence on the political, social and economic arenas not seen for decades. While some of the major private equity groups on the global scene – the likes of KKR, Blackstone and Apollo – managed to draw on dry powder, scoop up distressed assets in the wake of the turmoil, and launch new credit funds amid the financial havoc, there are many firms who have struggled with keeping their portfolio companies afloat while coping with vast demands on management. We also witnessed debut managers experience increasing hurdles.
Pantheon has made for new partner promotions: Petra Bukovec (Investment, London), Jérôme Duthu-Bengtzon (Investment, London), Dinesh Ramasamy (Investment, San Francisco) and Kara Zanger (Legal & Compliance, New York).
Total Capital Partners (Total Capital) has funded the management buyout of precision engineering business Precise Component Manufacture Limited (PCML). Total Capital provided a complete equity and debt funding package to back the business and facilitate the exit of the retiring shareholders.
Global private equity firm The Riverside Company, is to invest in Altius Group Holdings (Altius), a specialist provider of allied health services in Australia.