Real Deals looks into how activist investors are unexpectedly benefitting private equity firms. Also, a review of what went wrong at Agent Provocateur and what it means for consumer businesses.
Real Deals looks into Mid Europa's sale of Polish supermarket chain Zabka Polska to CVC Capital Partners, the largest ever private equity exit in the country. Also, ILPA chief executive Peter Freire discusses fee reporting, regulation and Trump, and we look at EMK Capital's spin-out from the Bregal banner.
Will Heineken and Patron Capital's acquisition of Punch Taverns spark a renewal of interest in the long-neglected pub sector? Also, the story behind Trilantic Europe's investment in nightclub Pacha and comprehensive coverage of Real Deals' Mid-Market conference.
In with the new
The road to profit
In a bumper issue we recap the key stories from 2016, including CVC's exit of Formula One and turmoil at Electra. Elsewhere, all of the key deals and trends from each region are reviewed, and the Deal of the Year shortlists for the 17th Private Equity Awards are revealed.
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