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Operations Are at the Core of Edison Partners’ Energy AI Deal

Edison Partners’ $15M deal with energy AI tool Seismos leaned on Edison Edge, the firm’s operations platform. Such a platform is a rarity for a lower mid-market dealmaker.

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Bain Capital Exits Varsity Brands After Six Years, Doubles EV

Plus: Sanofi's $20 billion consumer business attracts flurry of PE interest, Goldman seeks higher bids for B&B Hotels, and Permira is expanding its climate investment team.

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EQT is Trying to Close a Rare Gaming Industry Deal

Plus: Blackrock acquires Preqin for private markets data, PAI Partners bids on Spanish telecom company, and New Mountain Capital closes $15.4 billion fund.

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Bain's Offer to Buyout Bapcor Seen as 'Reset' for Company

Plus: KKR is raising $20 billion for a new North America fund, Andreessen Horowitz is getting into private equity, and KPS Capital Partners exits $4 billion packaging company.

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Europe Private Equity Report 2024

Deal-making is down across most sectors in Europe except for industrials.

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Ardian's Interest in Heathrow and Airports

Plus: Advent acquires stake in Fisher Investments, CVC-owned Zabka prepares for IPO, and Carlyle's CEO says returns in Japan have been 'extraordinary.'

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Bain Capital's Big Bet on EdTech with PowerSchool

Plus: Carlyle's Japan fund has pipeline of 300+ targets, TPG goes on buying spree in downtown Manhattan, and AE Industrial Partners exits Belcan.

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Energy Capital Partners Reloads for More Sustainable Investments

Plus: Paramount agrees to merge with Skydance Media, Blackstone circles back for Hipgnosis, and 777 Partners fails to acquire Everton football club.

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Carlyle Lands More Funding for Japan Buyouts

Plus: CVS seeks PE partner for health clinic, Hg acquires AuditBoard for $3 billion, and tortilla chip maker Xochitl acquired.

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Why Permira is Acquiring Squarespace

Plus: Warburg Pincus and Bain Capital battle it out for PowerSchool and TA Associates looks to exit AffiniPay after 5X'ing EBITDA.

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Consumer Sector Private Equity Report 2024

PE-backed consumer buyouts are on pace to decline in 2024, as firms are shifting allocations toward technology and industrials.

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Can Private Equity Fix Peloton?

Plus: Permira acquires Squarespace for $6.6 billion and KKR inks three new buyouts in Asia.