Fundraising

As investment banks spin out their LBO units, what does the future hold for their captive private equity real estate arms?
Do it yourself 2005-09-01 Staff Writer One of my favorite bits of jargon in the financial world is “disintermediation”. Not only does it make its deliverer sound smart, it also tends to be used when someone is claiming to enjoy an advantage that runs exactly counter to the prevailing trends.<br /> <
Synergy with Entrepreneurs, a new venture led by Gianfilippo Cuneo and Benedetto de Benedetti, has held a first close of an equity fund dedicated to backing Italian entrepreneurs.
The New York-based buyout firm is poised to complete its second major European theme park deal in rapid succession.
Hermes has made 2x cash on the £102.5m sale of Merlin as the US buyout giant takes a first step towards building a consolidated European theme park business.
Yates Group, the UK wine bar chain, is being acquired by property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz just nine months after being backed by private equity firm GI Partners.
The US private equity firm has acquired the Danish-headquartered theme park operator, its second major European theme park deal in the last two months.
The Canadian Pension Plan plans to increase its real estate exposure, one fund at a time.
Things are looking up in the hotel business - travelers are back, supply is down and hot-stone spa treatments are in. But strong fundamentals alone don't make hospitality a walk in the park. By Aaron Lovell
Profile: DavidBrush 2005-07-01 Staff Writer Having been responsible for overseeing all real estate private equity investments by REOG since 1994, David Brush has seen more of the asset class than most. From his London base, he now heads a team of more than fifty in offices across the globe, and has supervise
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