Private Capital Monitor 02/06

02nd June 2023


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Bloomberg reports despite a reduced offer of £4.4 billion, the Swedish private equity firm EQT has reached an agreement to acquire Dechra, a pet medicine and vaccine manufacturer. The company issued a fresh profit warning this morning alongside the announcement of the deal, saying that profits would be “materially below £186 million”.

Worth a read

Butting heads

Stephanie Hui, the head of Goldman Sachs’s private equity business in Asia has said she has stopped trying to raise money in the US because of geopolitical tensions between Washington and Beijing. A spokesperson for the bank said her comments were a reference to wider industry trends.

Knowledge is power

Colm Walsh, managing director at ICG Enterprise Trust calls for more investor education on the benefits of listed private equity to tackle historical misconceptions about private equity.  Walsh argues these misconceptions “play into the discount and the investor sentiment behind it.”

Money, money, money

The Financial Times reveals a group of 255 of the UK’s top private equity dealmakers earned £2.7bn in carried interest in a single year. Returns of this mass has drawn scrutiny from politicians and the UK’s Labour party has planned a £440mn tax raid on the industry if it is voted into office at the next general election.

Laying the foundations

Investors Chronicle reports the UK’s housebuilding sector has attracted the attention of private equity firms as potential targets for investment, as they seek to capitalize on the strong demand for housing and the sector’s potential for growth.

Media of the week

A Beijing-based investment company announced Thur its plan to use #AI for the management of one private equity fund albeit supervised by a human manager, reportedly the first of its kind in China.
How’s “PEbot” for crunching equities!

­Read the tweet here ­

Wall of money

Adams Street raises more than $3.2bn for secondaries

Adams Street’s Global Secondary Fund 7 manages a range of primary fund and co-investment strategies via funds and managed accounts..

Integrum closes debut fund at $1.1bn

The tech-focused firm has already backed four businesses – USI Insurance Services, Evertree Insurance, Strategic Risk Solutions and MerchantE.

Qualium Investissement raises €500m for third fund

The French mid-market specialist has invested around €220m across five companies from Qualium Fund III

Deal Chart

Acquisition Target Buyer Seller Value Date Region Sector
Dechra Pharmaceuticals EQT $4.26bn 02/06/2023 United Kingdom Pharmaceuticals
Emerson’s Climate Technologies (Copeland) Blackstone $14bn 01/06/2023 United Kingdom Commercial refrigeration
Physidia  Columna N/A 01/06/2023 France Healthcare solutions
Meopta Carlyle N/A 01/06/2023 DACH Opics maker
JMAN Baird Capital N/A 01/06/2023 United Kingdom Data consultancy
Linxea Finance Group IK Partners N/A 31/05/2023 France Online savings products
Messer Industries  CVC Capital Partners N/A 31/05/2023 DACH Industrial gasses
United Living Apollo Global Management N/A 30/05/2023 United Kingdom Affordable housing
GoodLife Foods IK Partners Egeria N/A 30/05/2023 Benelux Food manufacturer
Elatec SGT Capital Summit Partners €400m 30/05/2023 DACH Access solutions
Gruppo Florence Permira Existing shareholders N/A 26/05/2023 Italy Luxury goods

Movers and Shakers

From the Horse’s mouth

“Why? Because there’s more interest in this part of the world, particularly in China, from the countries I just listed. I only go to the States to see my boss . . . not for fundraising.” – Stephanie Hui, Partner, Goldman Sachs.

“Private equity has the benefit of providing accessing opportunities that are simply not available to investors via the public markets.”  – Colm Walsh, managing director at ICG Enterprise Trust.

“My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.” – Edward Elgar, English composer born on this day in 1857.


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