13 July 2017

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Alpha bites

Vitruvian closes its third fund; Pemberton’s flexible finance strategy

Rise of the giants

Mega-deals are driving European buyout activity, but times are tough for houses further down the food chain

The Stada saga

The story of 2017’s most eventful private equity bidding war

Coming back for more

HgCapital’s 11-year relationship with Visma has been so successful that the firm is investing in the software group once again

Building returns

Ufenau achieved a strong exit of NRW Building Technology by using some unusual tactics; Alpina and Foresight delve into virtual reality and the internet of things

Big brother

Norvestor has made an impressive 5.7x return after selling telematics company Abax to Investcorp

Understanding alternatives

Lenders, dealmakers and advisers discuss the change that alternative credit has driven in the wider acquisition finance market

Do you get what you pay for?

A study commissioned by Adveq sheds light on the relationship between fund sizes and performance

Deals in brief

A look at all the deals from the last few weeks

People

IR partners take the stage; Invest Europe appoints a new chair

Vulture

Cricket is the ticket; Lamasz on the road; an appropriately named chief executive