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The dealmaker who’s also a technology entrepreneur

Inflexion Private Equity's Charlie Cannell founded wireless charging startup Chargifi, whose backers include Intel and Lovespace founder Brett Akker.

The LPs mixing business with pleasure

Two top executives at Spanish fund-of-funds Altamar have a passion for wine that they've turned into a money-making venture.

Impetus-PEF Triathlon: which private equity firm raised the most money?

Premier athletes from 70 firms convened for the fourth annual triathlon last weekend.
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Private equity and hip hop? Almost identical

Equistone's recent acquisition in the hip hop world made the Vulture realise how much it has in common with private equity.
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Two awkward private equity recruitment decisions

A pair of private equity firms simultaneously appointed the same adviser to work "closely" with them.
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How Game of Thrones can help private equity dealmakers

A private equity partner's new book uses the tumultuous world of Westeros to draw out investment and management insights.
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“Our business model? Get rich, stay rich”

No coy words about "value creation" or "making an impact" for these unusually frank dealmakers.

Where Neymar’s €222m transfer ranks among M&A activity

The €222m Paris St Germain has paid Barcelona for Neymar is the 30th largest all-time acquisition of a Brazilian target by a French acquirer.
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Jetting to Australia? It’s a hard private equity life

The Vulture spoke to a private equity partner about an upcoming trip to Australia to look at potential investments. They were not enthusiastic.
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Real Deals mixes with the England cricket team

The Vulture received a very generous invite from Investec to join a coaching session with the English cricket team at Lords a few days before the Test match against South Africa.
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