Saturday, October 21, 2017
Vittorio Pignatti-Morano

What I’ve learnt: Vittorio Pignatti-Morano, Trilantic Europe

As Real Deals celebrates its 400th issue, Trilantic Europe chairman Vittorio Pignatti-Morano mulls the growth in fund sizes, the drawbacks of permanent capital and why private equity needs a standardised LPA.

Fast fashion: how private equity investors are adapting to a rapidly evolving sector

Buyout firms have been burnt by the fashion industry before, but a number of new upstart companies are proving much-coveted.

The 20 most influential people in private equity today

Real Deals runs the rule over the GPs, LPs and advisers pulling the strings across the private equity industry.

Iberchem sale to Eurazeo a boost for Magnum’s fundraising

Magnum Capital will be hoping the €405m sale of Iberchem to Eurazeo can convince LPs to back its long-awaited second fund.

Summa’s chemical attraction for a software business in the Nordics

Viking Venture, the vendor, made a return of around 10x after investing around NOK20m (€2.14m) in 2014 and receiving roughly NOK220 in a deal that valued EcoOnline at NOK355m.

What you pay for is not always what you get

A new report sheds light on the relationship between fund sizes and performance, the effects of going public and exactly why managed accounts are in such high demand.

Investcorp bets on the telematics sector again with Abax deal

Norvestor made an impressive 5.7x return after selling telematics company Abax to Investcorp for €190m.

How private equity can tackle the threat of cyber criminals

LPs, GPs and portfolio companies are all upping their cyber security efforts.

The vehicle that gives small investors access to top quartile funds

Scala has raised a $70m (€62.41m) club fund to invest in the most sought-after and often oversubscribed US and European buyout funds in partnership with Hamilton Lane.

The management charmers: How to win deals and influence vendors

Real Deals explores how a small band of private equity origination partners are using unique skills to land deals for their firms in a competitive market.
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