21 September 2017


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Alpha bites

UK mid-market fundraising hits record high; LPs worried about deal pricing; Waterland closes new fund

Followers of fashion

How private equity firms are adapting to the ever-evolving fashion space

Smiles all round

As it raises the largest Spain-focused fund in a decade, Portobello Capital is following a familiar strategy in the dental sector

Palatine’s impact fund closes

Mid-market firm breaks new ground with latest vehicle; Argos Soditic invests in iconic fragrance brand Lampe Berger

Q&A: Mounir Guen

MVision worked with Waterland on its recent fund close. Mounir Guen discusses the reasons for LP interest in the vehicle

Every last drop

Is the recent uptick in recaps down to favourable market conditions or have lenders had a change of heart?

In theory

Three academics examine whether private equity contributed to the financial crisis

Guest Comment

MWE lawyers explain how to create value through account receivables financings

Deals in brief

A look at all the deals from the last few weeks


Axa veteran Henri de Castries joins General Atlantic; BGF’s Welton joins ICG as non-exec; Essling brings in former Amundi team


Charlie Cannell’s lucrative sideline; private equiteers and yachts; a bearish outlook