Quantum Capital closes initial private equity fund

Munich-based Quantum Capital Partners has closed 55 million euros for its maiden private equity fund. The LPs for Quantum Opportunity Fund are “high-profile U.S. and European institutional investors.” Triago served as advisor to Quantum on the fundraising.


Triago beefs up team with new hire

Global placement agent Triago has hired Virginie Bourel as a partner and head of strategic advisory in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, Bourel served as director at Quartilium, a Paris-based private equity fund-of-funds, managed by Groupama Private Equity.


ArchiMed nears fundraising target

ArchiMed’s first fund, Med I FIA, has reached a first close with 15 international institutional and private investors. Triago acted as ArchiMed’s placement agent. Based in Lyon, ArchiMed is focused on the healthcare sector in Europe.

Palico Signs up 750th Member

Palico, an online private equity fund marketplace, has signed up its 750th member. Palico, which has offices in Paris, New York and London, was co-founded by Antoine Dréan, who is also the founder of Triago, the global placement agent.

Week’s Top 10 Hub Posts Feature Year’s Most Prolific PE Buyers, Biggest PE Fundraisers and Millions Still Flowing to Romney from Bain

Trying to get away from relatives this Christmas weekend? Tell them you need to catch up on your reading. Here are the past week’s top 10 posts based on number of pageviews from peHUB’s regular readers.

1. Slideshow: The Year’s Most Prolific PE BuyersBernard Vaughan
2. Slideshow: Top 10 PE Fundraising Successes of 2011Gregory Roth
3. Romney Still Making Millions from BainReuters
4. A Look At The Angel Market And The Fall In Average Deal Size: SlideshowMark Boslet
5. Slideshow: Someone Send Some Love To These Unwanted, CalPERS-Backed Funds (subscribers only) – David Toll
6. U.S. Investor Hellman Dies at 77Reuters
7. Triago Claims Le Febvre, Who Is Launching a Competitor, Was TerminatedLuisa Beltran
8. Providence Equity’s Fund VII Hits Fundraising Problems, May Fall Short of $6B Target (subscribers only) – Luisa Beltran
9. Biofuels Winners And Losers: A Look At The Market By LuxMark Boslet
10. Remembering Warren Hellman: ‘An Openness To Ideas And To People’David Toll

Triago Claims Le Febvre, Who Is Launching a Competitor, was Terminated

Jérémie Le Febvre’s split from Triago has definitely gotten more interesting.

Triago, on Saturday, issued a statement about Le Febvre’s departure that wasn’t the typical corporate happy speech that we’re used to getting. In fact, Triago was downright hostile.

“Mr. Le Febvre did not ‘decide to leave Triago’ in order to pursue new career opportunities,” the statement said. “Triago terminated Mr. Le Febvre’s employment with the company.”

Le Febvre Doesn’t Believe in the Traditional Placement Agent Model Anymore–UPDATED

We finally found out what’s going on with Jérémie Le Febvre.

Yesterday, we reported that Le Febvre had left Triago, a global placement, after three years. Le Febvre, who was calling from Paris, says his separation from Triago was amicable. “And likewise, I wish them the best of success,” he says.

He plans to launch his own consulting firm, TBG Capital Advisors, in 2012. It’s unclear where the firm will be based, but TBG Capital will be private equity-focused.


Le Febvre Departs Triago After More than Three Years

Jeremie Le Febvre has left Triago, a spokesman confirmed Thursday.

Le Febvre joined Triago in 2008 and was a managing partner at the global placement agent. “We decided to part ways because the relationship wasn’t working for us,” the Triago spokesman says.

It’s not clear what Le Febvre’s future plans are. His bio and picture are no longer on the Triago web site. Le Febvre is currently a managing partner at TBG Capital Advisors, according to LinkedIn.

Up to Half of PE General Partnerships Could Disappear in Next Five Years: Report

One-quarter to one-half of today’s private equity general partnerships could disappear over the next half decade or so, predicts a new report from Triago, a placement agent. Poor returns from credit bubble vintages and smaller commitments to few managers are expected to drive this attrition, the firm states in its Triago Quarterly publication. Any long-term shakeout […]

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