mid-market

Mid-Market M&A Pricing In Europe Increasing

Mid-Market M&A Pricing In Europe Increasing

According to the Argos Mid-Market Index, the price for mid-market companies in Europe is on the increase. Mid-market M&A pricing rose by 1.2% in the first quarter of 2017. Private equity funds were paying increasingly high prices in these situations, states the index collected by Epsilon Research and Argos Soditic.   What does the index show?   According to the [...]

GE Capital Finds a Buyer for Private Equity Unit

GE Capital Finds a Buyer for Private Equity Unit

  Reports on Thursday suggest General Electric has found a buyer for its private equity unit. According to the reports, French alternative asset manager Ardian is buying GE Capital Equity. The deal could be worth $500 million.   The News Break Out   News agencies started reporting the news on Thursday, with sites such as Bloomberg citing insider sources. According [...]

A Study Shows Companies Still Have Misconceptions Over Private Equity

A Study Shows Companies Still Have Misconceptions ...

  A new study has found companies don’t consider private equity buyouts as the preferred option for exiting the business. For analysts and private equity firm experts, the latest findings show how small and mid-sized companies are still unaware of the opportunities the industry can offer. Misconceptions over private equity continue muddying the waters.   The Survey’s Findings   The [...]

Private Equity Fundraising Remains Strong in Asia

Private Equity Fundraising Remains Strong in Asia

  All the eyes are currently fixated in China, as Asia’s largest economy continues to show worrying signs. Private equity investors around the region and the rest of the world are also paying close attention to the problems, as well as the opportunities China’s current economic slowdown could present. While the country’s economy is troubling many investors, fundraising activity in [...]

Private Equity Firm Grabs an Australian Copper Mine

Private Equity Firm Grabs an Australian Copper Mine

  A joint venture, led by the private equity firm EMR Capital, has secured a deal to buy an Australian copper mine. EMR Capital is teaming up with Lighthouse Minerals in a deal worth $10.75 million. It is a relief for the mine and its owners Aditya Birla Minerals, which have struggled under the current slump in commodity prices.   [...]

Australian Private Equity Industry Set for a Debate

Australian Private Equity Industry Set for a Debate

  The Australian private equity industry is faced with plenty of turmoil. Private equity funds have plenty of capital to deploy, but the competitive market is making it hard to find enough profitable acquisitions. On top of this, the fee structure is under scrutiny in Australia, just like it is elsewhere in the world. The above topics are surely one [...]

British SMEs Driving Private Equity Activity in the UK

British SMEs Driving Private Equity Activity in the ...

  The Greek debt crisis and the economic slowdown and stock market turmoil in China have hit businesses hard across the globe and the UK has been no different. But while the larger UK businesses have been at the forefront of the troubles, investor confidence towards the small and medium sized firms in the country remains strong.   Findings of [...]

Preqin: Investor Confidence on Alternatives Remains Strong

Preqin: Investor Confidence on Alternatives Remains ...

  Preqin published its Alternative Asset Outlook for the second half of 2015 with interesting results. It is clear that investor confidence on alternative assets and their ability to provide strong returns remains strong, but there are some interesting differences when it comes to different asset classes.   Private equity looks to be gaining more interest in the second half [...]

Private Equity Firm Odyssey Buys A Brokerage Firm

Private Equity Firm Odyssey Buys A Brokerage Firm

  The insurance sector has seen a number of big deals this year. Wednesday saw the announcement of yet another deal, as the US-based private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners announced it has acquired Integro.   The Deal   Like with many private equity deals this year, the financial details of the deal remain unknown. But as the company is [...]

Setter Capital: The Most Sought-After Manager Rankings for Q2 2015

Setter Capital: The Most Sought-After Manager ...

  Setter Capital, the independent advisory firm, has published its results for the most sough-after US- mid-market LBO managers for the second quarter of the year, with some interesting findings. The report found that majority of the US LBO funds on the secondary market were priced at an average of 97.3% of net asset value. This is around 8% higher [...]

Ampersand Capital Partners Buys Protein Technologies

Ampersand Capital Partners Buys Protein Technologies

  A US-based private equity firm, Ampersand Capital Partners, announced on Thursday that it has bought Protein Technologies. The private equity firm didn’t announce the financial details of the deal, but the firm has plenty of expertise in investing on the healthcare sector.   The Acquisition Announcement   Protein Technologies company works in the field of peptide synthesis instrumentation and [...]

TPG Making Its First Foray into Africa with $1 Billion Investment

TPG Making Its First Foray into Africa with $1 ...

  One of the world’s largest private equity firms is venturing into the African markets for the first time. TPG announced its plans to invest up to $1 billion in Africa. The investment will be a tie-up venture with a Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim and his private equity firm, Satya Capital.   The New Adventure   The investment will be [...]

Lloyds’ Private Equity Arm to Inject More Money into Mid-Market Companies

Lloyds’ Private Equity Arm to Inject More Money ...

Lloyds Banking Group’s private equity arm has promised to boost investment in British medium-sized businesses. LDC has announced plans that would see the firm invest around £1.2 billion in the mid-market sector in the next three years. Is the sector “the forgotten army” of the British Economy?   The Plans LDC, which used to be called Lloyds Development Capital, has [...]

Private Equity Firms Looking at Fresh Food Company Bakkavor

Private Equity Firms Looking at Fresh Food Company ...

Reports over the weekend suggest some of Europe’s top private equity firms are circling over the fresh food giant Bakkavor. The UK supplier of fresh prepared foods has previously announced it is looking to sell a set of shares in its business and the deal might be an interesting opportunity for private equity firms.   The Reports Sky News reported [...]

Palatine Private Equity Buys A Cocktail Bar

Palatine Private Equity Buys A Cocktail Bar

Private equity firm Palatine has mixed up its portfolio with a management buyout of a cocktail bar The Alchemist. The bar chain is part of the Living Ventures Group and the most recent deal is Palatine’s second investment in the organisation. The Alchemist buyout was worth £13 million.   A Rising Star The Alchemist has quickly become an iconic venue [...]