impact investment

Going mainstream: how private equity firms can approach impact investment

Real Deals attended the Impact Investing World Forum last month to gauge the latest trends from this burgeoning sector.

Graphite Capital overcomes bumps in the road for 3.7x Micheldever exit

The firm navigated a challenging recession period and sold the tyre business to Japanese trade buyer Sumitomo for £215m this month.

Regional review 2016: Uncertainty rules in the UK

Brexit loomed large over the private equity industry in 2016. It will continue to do so in 2017 and beyond.

Regional review 2016: The song remains the same in DACH

Are Germany's gates finally opening to foreign investors?

The top private equity stories of 2016

In a year dominated by geopolitical upheaval, private equity witnessed its own turbulence in 2016 with hostile takeovers, empire building and the mega-exit of one very interesting portfolio company.

Fundraising in 2016: From strength to strength

After another bumper year private equity fundraising is showing no sign of slowing down.

Secondaries in 2016: the freight train rolls on

Even though deal value softened in 2016, secondaries investors enjoyed another strong year thanks to record war chests and narrow discounts.

Private equity gets back to nature with a spate of outdoor leisure deals

Private equity is not an asset class to miss out on a trend. In the last month alone, deals involving outdoor leisure retailers have included YFM Equity Partners’ sale of Go Outdoors – which generated a 40x return – EQT’s divestment of Internetstores to trade, and Omnes Capital and Growth Capital Partners’ investments in Ducatillon and AMG respectively.

IK hails record fundraising year, closing both small- and mid-cap funds

IK Investment Partners has certainly found reason to celebrate. Having closed its debut small-cap fund in March and its eighth mid-cap fund just last month, both at the hard cap, this has been a record-breaking year for the firm. Between the two closes, IK raised a little over €2.1bn – surpassing the previous high of €2.1bn committed to its 2000 vintage fund.

SI Capital receives €10m from Fond-ICO Global for new green fund

Spanish State-owned fund of funds Fond-ICO Global has committed €10m to the new vehicle of Barcelona-headquartered SI Capital.
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