Topics: Funds

Abraaj Group’s $1.4bn Funds Shows Strength in African Private Equity

Abraaj Group’s $1.4bn Funds Shows Strength in ...

  Abraaj Group announced big news at the start of the week, as it closed its latest private equity fund. The North Africa focused fund managed to raise $375 million in investments. Together with its previous sub-Saharan focused fund, closed in April, Abraaj Group is set to invest nearly $1.4 billion more in the continent.   The Newest Fund   [...]

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 [...]

Finding PE Gems in the Overheated Healthcare Sector

Finding PE Gems in the Overheated Healthcare Sector

Bain has published a global healthcare report uncovering some of the areas where private equity investors might find deals. As reported earlier this month, PE is being squeezed out of the hot healthcare sector as M&A activity by strategic investors climbs to unprecedented levels. Bain unearthed a group of global top performers, which it described as large but narrowly focused [...]

Private Equity Firms Going After Primary-Care Practises in the US

Private Equity Firms Going After Primary-Care ...

The healthcare industry in the US is going through some changes, as the country is getting used to the new system under the Affordable Healthcare Act. Private equity firms have sensed an opportunity and moved on from buying traditional high-reimbursement medical groups towards companies working in primary-care and managed-care space.   Increase in Deal Numbers A Modern Health report looked [...]