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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Southern Europe draws private equity investors’ attention

For the first time, Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal have attracted more private equity investment than the UK and Ireland.

Sector specialists: Agri-food

ADM Capital has raised $100m for its first food and agriculture-focused fund. Real Deals looks into the world of these sector specialists.

Iberian private equity’s time to shine

As the Spanish economy continues to grow, the latest fundraising figures hint that Iberia’s standing in the private equity world could be on the rise.

Subscription line financing: A step too far?

Earlier this month Howard Marks, co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, wrote a somewhat disapproving memo on the subject of subscription line financing. His is not the first criticism of the practice, and other commentators have warned that it could effectively be fleecing LPs. But is subscription line financing really so bad?

Gresham House Strategic takes private equity public

Gresham House Strategic makes its returns from applying private equity techniques to listed companies. But its strategy could also prove profitable for more traditional GPs.

NorthEdge eyes a sugar-free success story

The firm’s investment in soft beverages company Clearly Drinks looks set to benefit from the upcoming sugar tax.

Abac hopes to get Spain in shape with PronoKal acquisition

PronoKal now has sales in excess of €42m and presence in 15 countries in Europe and Latin America, with a patient base of over 300,000 people and more than 2,500 prescribing doctors.
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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.
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