Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cairngorm Capital acquires Arnold Laver, strengthens hold on UK timber market

With the acquisition, Cairngorm has succeeded in creating the UK’s largest independent timber business, with combined revenues approaching £250m.
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Oddo Bhf reaches €160m first close of secondaries fund

Oddo Bhf is targeting €300m in total for the fund and hopes to reach a final close in Q1 2019.
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Women in private equity body Level 20 sets up Dutch chapter

Level 20's Dutch committee will be led by AlpInvest's Ruulke Bagijn and also has representatives from firms including Apax, Bencis and Karmijn.
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Argos Wityu adds two in Paris office

Argos Wityu has recruited CDC's Marc-Olivier Crisan as an investment director and EY's Mario Giannattasio as an associate.
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Privet exits Vivid Toy Group to trade buyer Goliath

Privet has sold UK-based Vivid, which works with brands including Crayola and Thunderbirds, to global toy group Goliath. It bought it in March 2017.
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Mantra secures two fund closes

Mantra, the alternative asset manager, has reached a €120m final close on its secondary fund MSO II and a first close for its fund-of-funds MPO 2018.
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Alvarez & Marsal launches Benelux private equity business

Alvarez & Marsal has hired Jessika van Veen to lead the new practice. She previously held a senior role at office supplies business Staples.
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Lemon joins fund adviser Triago as partner

Former Agilitas partner Lemon will originate and execute fundraising mandates and advise GPs across primary and secondary markets.
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White & Case poaches three Orrick lawyers in Paris

Saam Golshani, Alexis Hojabr and Guillaume Vitrich join from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where each worked in the firm's M&A and private equity practice.

Schulte Roth & Zabel appoints partner in London

Emily Brown has broad expertise advising across fund jurisdictions, including the UK, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands.
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