The global buyout firm has raised $1.3 billion for the biggest Latin America-focused private equity fund ever. Advent’s Latin America CEO told PrivateEquityOnline that investments in the service sector will be the fund’s sweet spot.
European buyout firm Permira has sold Takko, a German fashion discount chain, to Advent International for €770 million. The deal comes as Permira looks to sell another retail asset – UK high street chain New Look.
The Carlyle Group is preparing a $22 billion takeover bid for UK cable TV and mobile phone business Virgin Media, as it looks to replicate the success of its previous European investments in the sector.