British company TransferWise linked to “hyper growth” funder IVP

If rumours of an IVP investment in TransferWise are to be believed the UK's second "unicorn" company could be taking to a path which has already been well-trodden by others backed by the private equity firm.

Oak Hill Capital pulls in for another food stop

Oak Hill Capital, the US-based private equity investor, has announced that its taking a bite of another food chain, with a USD 525m investment in Checkers Drive In-Restaurants.

When a “Secondary” is actually a “Senary” buy out…

If Bridgepoint's newly-announced purchase of Zenith Group is successful it could serve as proof that the PE business model can be applied ad infinitum.

Farfetch designer shopping portal valued at over USD 1bn!

Whilst definitely not a “unicorn”, Farfetch, the UK online luxury fashion retailer, is certainly attracting the attention of both users and funders, having just announced another round of funding that puts the total value of the business at over USD 1bn, eight years after its initial launch.

Mixed sentiments in Berlin at the annual SuperReturn PE conference

In spite of unprecedented times in the global private equity market, LP and GP senior executives at the annual Super Return international private equity conference say the industry will survive and provide good investment returns relative to other asset classes.