EQT-backed IVC Evidensia expands partnership

European veterinary care provider IVC Evidensia (IVC), one of Europe’s largest veterinary care providers, has announced an expanded partnership among its shareholders to support the group in driving its next phase of accelerating growth.  The aggregated new investment from the expanded partnership transaction totals EUR3.5 billion and values IVC at an enterprise value of approximately […]

Rickitt Mitchell In Strong Position Ahead Of Busy Period

Manchester-headquartered Rickitt Mitchell entered 2021 in a strong position, a partner at the corporate finance firm has told Insider, with the company readying itself for a busy period. Neil Mitchell has advised shareholders and management teams on a wide range of transactions, including MBOs, disposals, acquisitions, private equity investment and IPOs. Speaking to Insider, he […]

Sagard launches middle-market private equity platform led by Marie-Claude Boisvert

Sagard Holdings Inc. has launched of its Canadian middle-market private equity strategy under the leadership of Marie-Claude Boisvert. Prior to joining Sagard, Boisvert was a Partner at Clearspring Capital Partners and a Managing Partner at Kilmer Capital Partners, where she was responsible for building the firms’ investment activities in Quebec, including deal sourcing, execution and […]

ECI Partners appoints three new Partners

Mid-market private equity firm ECI Partners has appointed three new Partners, among a raft of other senior promotions.  Despite market uncertainty, ECI’s portfolio has remained resilient, and the business delivered on five new investments and five exits over the course of the year. Michael Butler, Duncan Ramsay and Stephen Roberts have all been promoted to […]

Bracewell adds renewable energy trio in London

Bracewell (UK) has appointed Tom Jamieson, Jo En Low and Gordon Stewart as partners in the firm’s global energy practice in London. The trio joins Bracewell from Clifford Chance LLP, where they spent the last decade working together as an established cross-practice team advising clients on renewable energy and power transactions across Africa, the Middle […]

Nest plans bold expansion into private markets

Nest, one of the UK’s largest workplace pension schemes with 10m members, is planning an aggressive push into private markets which could “comfortably” exceed a fifth of its entire £13bn investment portfolio. Nest has about 9 per cent in private markets, including 6 per cent in private credit, with the remainder in direct commercial real […]