27 July 2017

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Alpha bites

German buyouts on the rise; Portobello nears fund close

Managed services

It may not set pulses racing, but managed services is proving very profitable indeed for buyout firms

Food for thought

Foresight appears to have backed a winner in Mowgli, but the fortunes of the wider casual dining market are less certain

Fund close: Growth Capital Partners 

Managing partner James Blake reflects on his firm’s £205m raise

Cash from carve-outs

Aurelius made an 18.5x return on its sale of Getronics Group – another managed services provider.

Sweet aroma

Magnum Capital hopes the sale of Iberchem to Eurazeo lures LPs to its second fund; Summa’s move into chemical software

Home security

Terra Firma’s £4bn refinancing of landlord Annington comes at an inflexion point for the firm; Italmobiliare plots ambitious expansion

Altamar diversifies

The Spanish investor hits first close on its first debt fund of funds; What Spanish LPs want

A fresh perspective

What Marta Jankovic will bring to the role of Invest Europe chair


Tenzing’s all-star Entrepreneur’s Panel; gender balance in private equity improving


The trip of a lifetime; when software isn’t software