GPG investors targeted by scammers

Investors in the failed German Property Group have been targeted by a scam letter inviting them to make a claim on their investment. The letter, sent earlier this month, stated the group had been able to sell some of its assets to a private equity investor and was making available £280m to claim on a […]

YFM invests £2.5 million in Vypr

Vypr plans to strengthen its sales and marketing operations as it invests in its team and expands into new sectors and overseas markets following a GBP2.5 million growth capital investment backed by YFM Equity Partners (YFM) through its British Smaller Companies VCTs. Founded in 2013 by Ben Davies, Vypr has built a cloud-based data validation […]

Publicis Groupe holds sale talks with private equity investor

Discussions have taken place in recent months Publicis Groupe has held talks about a possible sale or transaction with a private equity investor. It is thought that members of Publicis Groupe’s senior leadership had discussions in Paris with executives from the private equity firm as recently as December. One source claimed the talks with the […]

Appian raises $775m for its second private equity mining fund

London-based firm taps interest in hard assets in rare foray by a financial group into sector. London-based private equity group Appian Capital Advisory has raised $775m for its second mining fund, as it taps into a wave of investor interest in hard assets and efforts to combat climate change. After a decade in the wilderness, […]

Ares Raises USD 11bn for its Largest-ever Europe Credit Fund

As a direct lending fund, the Fund has a mandate to provide debt capital to European middle-market companies. Ares Management Corp, a Los Angeles, California-based global alternative asset manager, has raised USD 11bn in total capital commitments for its fifth Europe credit fund, Ares Capital Europe V (the Fund), according to a filing with the […]

Blackstone-backed PE firm prepares to go public

Patria Investments, a Latin America-focused investor that has been partially owned by Blackstone for the past decade, is setting the table for a seldom-seen event: A public offering for a private equity firm. Patria has filed to go public on the Nasdaq, a move that comes a little more than 10 years after Blackstone acquired […]