Palamon makes appointments

Palamon Capital Partners has appointed Philippe Arbour as managing director of structured finance and Antony Barker as director of investor relations and marketing. Arbour joins Palamon having spent ten years with Lloyds Banking Group, where he worked in a variety of roles spanning trade finance, specialist credit and leveraged finance. Most recently, he was a director in the leveraged finance and high yield team.

Palamon raises fund as confidence in Europe picks up – Reuters

Private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners said its latest equity fund had attracted 210 million euros ($284 million) worth of investments in a sign of growing confidence in Europe’s economic recovery, writes Reuters. The London-based company’s Palamon Auxiliary Partnership 2013 plans to invest the money within two years, the firm said in a statement.

Palamon and Sirius Acquire

Palamon Capital Partners has led a transaction to acquire a majority interest in beauty e-commerce specialist The transaction was agreed at an enterprise value of 26 million pounds ($41.7 million).

Palamon Celebrates Cambridge Education Refinancing

Private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners has completed the refinancing of its English language school group Cambridge Education, writes Reuters. Palamon Capital Partners’s deal with Royal Bank of Scotland for a new 23 million-pound ($37 million) debt package will see it recoup 1.5 times the equity it has invested in the business, and leaves finances […]

Palamon Appoints to Board

European mid-market private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners, has appointed Dr Hans-Joachim Körber to its board of advisors. Körber was formerly president and CEO of global retailer METRO AG and is currently on a number of international boards, including the boards of Air Berlin and Esprit Holdings Limited on which he is chairman. PRESS RELEASE […]

Bids Due Next Week for UK’s The College of Law

A number of firms will reportedly bid next week for one of the UK’s largest law schools, The College of Law, Reuters reported Friday. Buyers linked to the deal include education company Pearson, KKR-owned Laureate International Universities and buyout house Providence Equity Partners, as well as Palamon Capital Partners and a joint bid from Exponent Private Equity and Sovereign Capital, Reuters wrote.

Carreras Comes Back To Palamon

Julian Carreras has returned to European mid-market private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners as principal. The appointment marks the return to Palamon by Carreras, a Spanish national, who was a member of the firm between 2003 and 2006. He initially joined Palamon from Goldman Sachs and prior to that worked for McKinsey & Co. Between 2006 and 2011, he held positions with Cinven in London and Thesan Capital in Madrid.

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