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Investment banks play it safe on leverage concerns

It is more than a month since the BoE decided not to place restrictions on lending to private equity – but there is no evidence of wild excesses in response

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BC Partners: High prices are making us hustle

Managing partner Raymond Svider explains why the European buyout firm has sold a stake in US cable firm Suddenlink just three years after buying it

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Carlyle homes in on tech fund closing following Foundry sale

Private equity firm will close its third technology fund above its €500 million target in the coming weeks

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The private equity charity that took its own advice

Combining the two buyout industry charities was never going to be easy but almost two years down the line, a push is on for better performance

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Charterhouse legal saga comes to an end

Geoffrey Arbuthnott, the former Charterhouse director that brought legal action against the firm last year, has had his appeal dismissed

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New investments boost performance at Electra

Recent deals have buoyed returns at the buyout firm but questions remain about Sherborne's share purchase

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Investcorp tables bid for restaurant software company

Fourth provides cost-cutting software to restaurants including Jamie's Italian and Wahaca

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What is Apax doing on the listed markets?

Financial News explores the structure of the private equity firm's new listed vehicle, as well as the logic behind the move

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Buyout firms misjudge investor ESG concerns

Reputational risks are greater concerns to investors than environmental, social and governance issues

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TowerBrook adds four in fresh hiring round

Private equity firm earmarked money from the sale of a 10% stake in the business earlier this year for hiring and retaining talent

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In Pictures: Banking's new sponsors hot shots

The largest investment banks have been busy making top-level changes to their units serving private equity clients this year in preparation for the next wave of dealmaking

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Private equity threatened with Dutch clampdown

Move by the Dutch Labour Party marks an unprecedented clampdown on the industry by a government in Europe

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EQT hits first close on debut direct lending fund

Stockholm-based firm raises €350 million for a vehicle that will lend to mid-market companies in Europe

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Carlyle closes third tech fund at â¬650m

Private equity firm closes well over an initial €500m target just days after securing a fourth exit from its second tech fund

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HarbourVest to buy second-hand fund stakes from CPPIB

Secondary deal volumes hit record levels in 2014; strong pricing helps bridge the gap between buyers and sellers

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Little on offer for buyout firms flocking to the north

Private equity managers setting up camp in the north of England will find the best opportunities among smaller deals, but time could be running out

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CMU could boost private equity and growth markets

Less developed capital markets could stand to benefit from significantly more activity, according to new research

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Cinven buys Labco for â¬1.2bn

Sale by 3i and other investors comes just over two weeks after Labco pulled its IPO

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Palamon plots secondaries deal to boost fundraising

A number of secondaries players including AlpInvest Partners are looking at the transaction

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Five ways buyout firms are building their defences

The industry is using a period of strong activity to get its house in order

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