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A funding gap is threatening the German Mittelstand, and private equity investors will not find it easy to help bridge it. But those with an appetite for difficult deals will find attractive opportunities, writes Nicholas Lockley.
News: Funds 2002-09-01 Staff Writer <b>Blackstone closes record fund</b><br />The Blackstone Group has closed its fourth private equity fund, having received $6.45bn in limited partner commitments. BCP IV is the largest private equity fund raised to date. The fundraising, in part facilitate
News: Deals 2002-09-01 Staff Writer <b>LBOs take centre stage</b><br />The second half of 2002 promises to deliver an upswing in European LBO transactions, following a record level of activity in July which saw the value of LBOs outstrip both previous quarters in 2002. A total of €15bn was
Branching out into the German middle market, the Munich-based venture firm is raising a E100m buyout fund.
With E765m in equity commitments and a E300m debt facility, the GSC European Mezzanine Fund LP intends to play a lead role in European mezzanine investment.
CDO managers are struggling to keep up with demand from investors, but new product is difficult to assemble, as the markets are slow to supply the quality assets needed to collateralise. Robin Burnett reports.
When do private equity and property fit together? A growing number of dedicated European real estate private equity funds are out to prove to investors in Europe that opportunistic property investment fits the private equity model well. Philip Borel takes a look.
US private equity firms have had a difficult time breaking into the “mass-affluent” market. David Snow explains why.
News: Funds 2002-08-01 Staff Writer <b>GSC closes Europe's largest mezzanine fund</b><br />GSC Partners, the independent private capital investor, has held a final closing for GSC European Mezzanine Fund LP. At €1.065bn, it is the largest dedicated mezzanine fund raised in Europe to date.&l
In the current economic climate, one of the hottest subjects in private equity has to do with the way the private equity funds deal, if at all, with limited partners who refuse to honour their commitments and reject capital calls. Joe Bartlett drafts a solution.
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