Q&A: PAI Partners' Cornelia Gomez
Cornelia Gomez, head of ESG and sustainability at PAI Partners and global coordinator for the International Climate Initiative, discusses carbon footprinting, scenario analysis, and regulation
Eurazeo backs UK, Singapore-based Thought Machine
Eurazeo Growth, a joint venture between French GPs Eurazeo and Idinvest Partners, has joined a $125 million Series B round for UK and Singapore financial technology player Thought Machine.
Eurazeo commits $94m in debut Europe-China fund deal
French GP Eurazeo has made its debut investment from a newly launched Europe-China cross-border fund, committing EUR80 million ($94 million) to Dutch medical supplier DORC.
Eurazeo, Primavera-owned WorldStrides files for bankruptcy
WorldStrides, a US-based provider of study-abroad programs for high school and university students owned by Eurazeo and Chinese private equity firm Primavera, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
LP interview: FMO
Dutch impact investor FMO has maintained significant appetite for private equity and developing Asia with relatively few resources at its disposal. Fintech is the next frontier
Redmayne leaves CVC to join Searchlight
James Redmayne, a 14-year veteran of CVC Capital Partners who spent the last seven years in Asia, has joined the London-based team at Searchlight Capital Partners.
Foreign investment restrictions: Looking inward
China is the implied threat as governments look to protect vulnerable domestic companies from foreign corporate raiders. On balance, PE investors are unlikely to benefit from moves towards de-globalization
KKR, Japanese banks pump $1.2b into Marelli
Marelli, a leading global automotive components supplier formed when KKR combined Japan’s Calsonic Kansei Corporation with Europe-based Magneti Marelli, has secured JPY130 billion ($1.2 billion) in additional funding to ride out a market downturn.
Cathay closes second mid-market fund at $860m
Cathay Capital has closed its second middle-market fund, which invests in China, Europe and North America, with EUR800 million ($860 million) in commitments. The original target was EUR1.2 billion.
Europe's Eurazeo promotes Asian agenda
Eurazeo’s Europe-China fund – a joint effort with China Investment Corporation (CIC) and BNP Paribas – will come online at the end of this month with an initial EUR400 million ($445 million) in dry powder. It is the France-based GP’s latest milestone...
Deal focus: Carlyle sells its golden goose
Having prioritized Asian expansion and high-end direct retail operations, Carlyle completed its exit from European sneaker brand Golden Goose with a more than 3x return
Translink joins $94m round for Germany’s Volocopter
Translink Capital, a US-based VC focused on facilitating cross-border connections with Asia, has joined a EUR87 million ($94 million) for German flying car developer Volocopter.
Carlyle Asia secures exit as Permira buys Golden Goose for $1.4b
Golden Goose, an Italian luxury footwear brand acquired three years ago by The Carlyle Group’s Europe and Asia funds, has been sold to Permira for around EUR1.3 billion ($1.4 billion).
AIIB backs two energy, infrastructure funds
China-headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is set to anchor two private equity funds, including an energy-focused vehicle, with a total commitment of $125 million.
Permira closes seventh global PE fund at $12b
Permira has reached a final close on its seventh global private equity buyout fund at the hard cap of EUR11 billion ($12.1 billion).
Glenwood agrees $263m Korean glass carve-out
Glenwood Private Equity, a GP led by the son of Samsung Group’s former vice chairman, has agreed to buy the Korean glass-making operation of France-based Saint-Gobain for an enterprise value of EUR240 million ($263 million).
Deal focus: China’s CRCI targets industrial upgrades
In teaming up with China-based Estun Automation to acquire a European industrial technology asset, China Renaissance Capital Investment is pursuing a different kind of growth capital deal
CDC appoints direct equity managing director
CDC Group has named Tony Morgan (pictured), formerly a managing director at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) as a managing director responsible for direct equity.
Mandarin reaches first close on third China-Europe fund
China-Europe cross-border private equity firm Mandarin Capital Partners has reached a first close of EUR148 million ($163 million) on its third fund. The overall target is EUR250 million.
Lazard's Nick Miles take on Asia-Europe role
Nick Miles, leader of the Asia private capital advisory team at Lazard, has taken on a newly created role intended to enhance collaboration between the firm’s operations in Asia and Europe.
Global credit: Speed or scale?
The winners from a widely anticipated shakeout in global credit markets will be defined by different qualities. Direct lenders expect size to be a decisive factor, while distress players prioritize nimbleness
LP interview: Unigestion
Asia’s rising levels of private equity talent offer enticing growth prospects for Unigestion’s wealth management clients, but enforcing discipline among emerging markets managers remains a challenge
Cathay reaches $358m first close for second VC fund
Cathay Innovation, the venture affiliate of middle-market focused Cathay Capital Private Equity, has reached a first close of EUR320 million ($358 million) on its second fund targeting start-ups in China, Europe, and North America.
Sovereign wealth: Getting creative on co-investment
Sovereign wealth funds are dialing up their direct exposure to technology and healthcare start-ups, but this trend is accompanied by a varied collection of co-investment models