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Private equity returns fall back after reaching decade high

The average return multiple achieved by active leveraged buyout funds reached a peak of 1.49x in Q3 2017, according to an eFront report.
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Private Equity Awards 2019: nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the Private Equity Awards 2019. Let us know who you think should be considered for the industry’s most respected accolades.

Carlyle acquires EnerMech from Lime Rock Partners

The deal is understood to be worth about £450m, according to reports. The investment has been made from Carlyle’s $2.5bn International Energy Partners fund.

Summit invests $67m in software platform Syncron   

Based in Stockholm, Syncron’s customers include some of the world’s most well known manufacturers, including Electrolux, Siemens and Toyota.

Inflexion-backed Huws Gray aquires timber merchants Ridgeons

The deal represents Huws Gray’s most significant bolt-on yet. By acquiring Ridgeons, Huws Gray will increase its store base from 60 to over 100.

Clessidra seeks minority partner for Cavalli

Rothschild has been brought in to find an investor. If a deal goes ahead the capital will be used to fund growth.