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ALPHA BITES
The latest on Epiris’s fundraising; Bridgepoint raises money for France

ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT
Shareholder activism is on the rise in Europe. Private equity looks set to benefit, but at a price

PIPER BACKS FLAT IRON
Casual dining remains on the menu for private equity

ALITER ARRIVES WITH A NEW FUND
A team of three industry veterans and a former H.I.G. Capital dealmaker are targeting the £300bn UK support services sector.

A RISQUE INVESTMENT
As 3i’s hold of Agent Provocateur ends, experts warn of a spike in insolvencies;

TECHNOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
Inflexion’s Charlie Cannell reports back from two of the world’s biggest technology shows

Q&A: GRAHAM ELTON, BAIN & CO
Bain & Co’s Graham Elton discusses why private equity fundraising may get tougher and the reasons behind longer hold periods

AN ABL ASSESSMENT
A panel of bankers and GPs discuss where ABL stands today, how it’s being used, and what its future holds

KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE
Portfolio company synergies are an untapped source of growth

DEALS IN BRIEF
A round up of the key deals across Europe from the last two weeks

Q&A: MIKE BYRNE, JFA
The Jersey Funds Association chairman explains why the private placement model is a cost-effective option for private equity

PEOPLE
LDC reshuffles its top team; former Montagu man Greensmith joins Lyceum Capital

FISHING FROM A BIGGER POOL
The buyout industry is known for being monochrome. Changing that will help its reputation and its returns

VULTURE
Lord Leigh spotted on TV; Foresight Group’s rowing ace; succession issues; winning with wine