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Financial News

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Past articles by Dan:

Fundraisers look to future as 2014 ends on a high

A total of £2.1 billion was raised by UK-focused private equity firms this year up to November 7 → Read More

EQT set to open Madrid office

The private equity firm is expected to open a small Madrid office next year → Read More

The banker who helped build a leaner, meaner 3i

Ben Loomes relishes the challenges of a changing marketplace → Read More

Bain to close Europe fund at €3.5bn hard cap

Dealmakers at the US private equity firm will commit €250 million of their own money to the fund → Read More

Bain to close Europe fund at €3.5bn hard cap

Dealmakers at the US private equity firm will commit €250 million of their own money to the fund → Read More

Bidders eye concierge company Quintessentially

Mid-market firms Inflexion Private Equity and Vitruvian Partners are among those in talks, according to people familiar with the matter → Read More

Former UBS sponsors head resurfaces at Investec

Investec has hired Christian Hess, the co-founder of UBS’s private equity group, to its newly created financial sponsor transaction group. → Read More

Baird’s Jonathan Bourn joins Lyceum Capital

Bourn, who joined Baird in 2012, will return to private equity dealmaking three years after he left AAC Capital Partners UK → Read More

Investcorp founder Kirdar to step down

Global investor makes changes at the top as long-standing chief executive plans to step down next year → Read More

Electra launches review following Bramson vote victory

Electra Private Equity has launched a review of its fee arrangements and will consider changing its capital structure → Read More

Guggenheim poised to buy lender Hayfin

US asset manager Guggenheim Partners is nearing an agreement to buy the private equity-owned lender Hayfin Capital Management in a deal worth around £600 million after fighting off rival bidders → Read More

BGF makes first investment in public company

UK growth investor set up to stimulate the economy broadens the range of firms it invests in → Read More

Carlyle triples money in RAC deal

The private equity giant pockets a healthy return on its investment in the breakdown recovery firm as it sells a stake to Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC → Read More

Isis Equity Partners to rebrand in wake of terrorist group’s rise

UK private equity firm's managing partner says it will unveil its new brand in the coming weeks → Read More

ECI lines up TMT auction

The firm has appointed an adviser to find buyers for the company it bought from Peter Jones in 2011 → Read More

Advisory buyout boutiques begin to take off

Europe’s private equity firms have historically relied on a small number of names for mid-market deal advice. In the UK, the big four accountancy firms, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY, have typically taken a large share of mandates alongside investment banking giants such as Rothschild, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. → Read More

Gresham: demise of a buyout veteran

As another sponsor prepares to drop out of the market, Financial News charts the rise and fall of one of the UK’s oldest private equity firms → Read More

Coller warns of increasing secondaries competition

Jeremy Coller is expecting increasing competition and higher prices as its rivals raise larger funds → Read More

Buyouts deals set to kick off after summer

Private equity executives in the UK mid-market are anticipating a busy second half of the year for new deals → Read More

KKR and CVC preparing joint bid for Kuwait's Americana

Buyout of firm which operates fast food franchises in the Mena region could be among largest ever in Middle East → Read More