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A busy month for Edmond de Rothschild Capital Partners (ERCP) has seen the French firm refinance its first two investments, Bonpoint and Via Location, enabling it to return 20% of called capital to investors. Bonpoint is a French luxury childrenswear brand and Via Location is a truck rental company.
The recruitment boom over the last 18 months has pushed the industry onto the private equity radar. As a sector, it is severely fragmented with very low barriers to entry, but with return levels uncertain due to low exit numbers, it’s an industry still very much in the ‘potential’ category.
With an eye at advancing society, Provenance Ventures launched a $10 million inaugural fund in August to invest in early stage media and communications companies. The Los Angeles-based firm says that it invests in innovative companies that leverage social technologies to advance society. Provenance Ventures founder and Managing Director Bryan Biniak is credited for his […]
Private equity attorney Rob Fogler and Rwandan-born entrepreneur Antoine Bigirimana have made their first investment in Rwanda. Last year, the two Denver-based financiers raised $500,000 for Thousand Hills Venture Fund. In August, the pair announced that their first investment is in a company called Rocket 2020, which provides rural business owners access to FedEx-like services […]
Charlemagne raises €30m for its unique offering
Industri Kapital sold Danish electrical goods retailer - F Group
The Polish private equity firm sold its interest in loan broker Dom Finansowy
Ex-Biofocus CEO heads new company
Italian insurance group Generali has launched a fund-of-funds, committing €175m of its own money. The fund is to be managed by AMB Generali Private Equity. Ten insurance companies of the group, among them four French investors and Generali Austria, have committed to the fund. AMB Generali Private Equity GmbH was founded in 2002 and initially […]
Zero2IPO, a research firm that tracks the Chinese venture capital market, is working with Silicon Valley’s Startup Capital Ventures to raise a VC fund.Zero2IPO, which is based in Beijing, filed a document with the Securities and Exchange Commission declaring its intent to raise the fund, which is listed as Zero2IPO China Angel Fund I and […]

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