2 November 2017

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Alpha bites

Terra Firma injects £136m into four seasons; Aurelius launches debt business; a new debt and equity provider is born

The rise of the independents

The recent merger between Catalyst and Alantra illustrates how boutique advisory firms are gaining size and influence across Europe

A great gamble

Private equity firms are primed to drive innovation in the insurance sector, an industry that has been reluctant to embrace change

Breaking the mould

Cinven makes 3.2x after selling Ceramtec to a BC Partners-led consortium; Dunedin and LDC exit a safety products supplier to Investcorp

Finance Wales

Why Finance Wales has gone through a makeover and what the change means for its future.

Seven days on the road

GPF Capital raises its second fund in less than a week

In theory

Private equity lawyer Simon Witney believes he has identified the reason for the asset class’s outperformance

Doing it right

Demand for co-investment keeps going up but LPs should be careful if they want the formula to work

Deals in brief

A look at all the deals from the last few weeks

People

Inflexion poaches DC Advisory financial sponsors head; 3i makes three new hires

Vulture

The Brexit blues; Investcorp is looking for a financial engineer