Time for private equity to go on the defensive?

Private equity has enjoyed a period of almost unprecedented success, but it may be time for the asset class to start thinking defensively.

23 March 2017

Real Deals looks into how activist investors are unexpectedly benefitting private equity firms. Also, a review of what went wrong at Agent Provocateur and what it means for consumer businesses.

Epiris sells remaining Allflex stake

Epiris has sold Electra Private Equity’s remaining stake in Allflex, the animal tagging and monitoring company, generating proceeds of £70.3m from the sale.
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Vitruvian backs MBO of UK specialist insurer CFC

Vitruvian has taken a 40 per cent stake in CFC in a deal that values the business at £230m.

Former 3i exec Ballester leaves EY to head Nexxus Iberia

Nexxus Iberia is currently fundraising to make deals in Spain.

Jon Moulton family office and Aspinall back Vertik-Al

Jon Moulton’s family office Perscitus and Aspinall Capital Partners have acquired powder coating company, Vertik-Al for an undisclosed sum.