28 June 2018

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Candover and out

Former Candover dealmaker Sebastien Canderle delves into what went wrong at the firm and the lessons to be learned

Telemos’ Racy deal

Telemos arrives in the UK with a bang after backing online adult products retailer Lovehoney

Fundraising: out of the blocks

GPs are rushing out on the road, with investors cheering them on at the sidelines. But will firms be able to keep up the pace?   

Fundraising: Off the record

In a series of secret interviews an unnamed LP, two GPs and a fund lawyer give their frank assessments on the state of buyout fundraising

Q&A: Capstone Partners

Capstone’s Louis de Saint-Marcq and Lucien Cipollone discuss the firm’s reasons for launching in London post-Brexit and why emerging managers take longer to reach a first close

Crown dependent

Guernsey has tooled itself to become one of the most attractive private equity domiciles. Brexit does not change that, but are fund managers listening?

Q&A: James Tracey, JTC

JTC senior director James Tracey on what managers want from a fund domicile and why Guernsey is ready for life post-Brexit

Deals in brief

A look at all the deals from the last few weeks

People

France Invest names Ardian’s Dominique Gaillard as new chair

Vulture

Dildos and due diligence; if Lionel Messi was a Croatian buyout firm