Saturday, April 21, 2018
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How first-time funds can stand out from the crowd

The steps first-time funds are taking to make themselves attractive in a competitive market.

Fond-ICO: Inside Spain’s state-backed fund of funds

ICO president Pablo Zalba discusses the €1.5bn Fond-ICO Global fund of funds and new private equity initiatives that his institution is working on.

Equistone cruises to €2.8bn for its latest fund close

The firm drew more than €4bn of demand from LPs but opted to stick to its hard cap.
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Bain & Co’s verdict on the current state of private equity

Graham Elton, head of Bain & Co’s EMEA private equity practice, discusses the benefits of long-hold funds and the rise of exit committees.

Jigsaw24 deal could prove a double delight for NorthEdge

NorthEdge Capital tripled its money on the sale of IT business Jigsaw24 to Alcuin Capital Partners – but its journey with the company doesn’t end there.

Q&A: John Toomey and Peter Wilson, HarbourVest

Between them, John Toomey and Peter Wilson have spent more than 40 years at private markets investor HarbourVest. They spoke to Real Deals about the benefits of institutionalisation, the folly of trying to pick cycles and why they value frankness so highly.

The Spanish billionaire family that’s become a private equity firm

Artá Capital, cornerstoned by Mallorca's wealthy March clan, has raised €400m to invest in Iberian businesses.
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H.I.G. Capital is bringing pink gin to the masses

H.I.G. Capital has backed Spanish distillery Puerto de Indias as its seeks to take its pink gin global.

How Europe’s best GPs are responding to digitalisation

Digitalisation is transforming the way that buyout firms structure teams and work with portfolio companies.
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How AI is replacing lawyers on private equity due diligence

M&A lawyers are increasingly using artificial intelligence to conduct due diligence. This may reduce costs but also brings risks.
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