News & Analysis

Hugh Richards of Exponent Private Equity offers a personal perspective on spinning out of an institutional private equity manager.
Following the sale of IT services provider Omnetica to UK trade buyer Kingston comes news of KKR’s recommended €260m takeover bid for German recycling company Duales System.
AXA Investment Managers Private Equity has announced the final closing of its latest mid-market secondaries fund on $1bn: well ahead of an original target fund size of $800m.
The Connecticut-based healthcare investor has closed its sale of EAS to pharma giant Abbott Laboratories for $320m.
Kendall Court Capital Partners has announced a first closing on $35m for its debut Asian mezzanine fund. The fund has a final target of $75m.
The Connecticut-based energy investor will continue to target investments in conventional oil service, oil service technology, and exploration and production sectors.
A new study shows views among limited partners regarding the relative prospects of buyout and venture funds are strongly polarised.
Washington DC-based Paladin Capital Group’s second fund will focus on early- and mid-stage venture capital investments, although the firm will consider buyout opportunities.
The European leveraged finance arm of Washington DC-based private equity firm Carlyle Group has recruited four professionals.
Herald Ventures, run by UK technology investor Katie Potts, has held a first closing on an early-stage technology, telecom and media fund with a £40m target.

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