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Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 20, 2019

KKR-backed Latitude Financial said to revive IPO plans, could hit A$3.7bn valuation
KKR-backed Latitude Financial has reportedly resurrected its plans for an Australian public listing which could see it valued at about A$3.7bn.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 20, 2019

NexPhase Capital sets sights on $400m for Fund IV
Lower mid-market focused NexPhase Capital is looking to raise up to $400m for its latest buyout fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 20, 2019

KKR welcomes former Amazon exec as senior advisor
Alternatives major KKR has appointed former Amazon executive Diego Piacentini as a senior advisor.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 20, 2019

CDPQ backs Canada's neuvoo in $39.9m deal
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has invested $39.9m in Canadian jobs website neuvoo.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 20, 2019

Nordic Capital sells stake in itself to Ottawa Avenue Private Capital
European buyout major Nordic Capital has sold a stake in itself to Ottawa Avenue Private Capital.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 20, 2019

Maryland pension fund commits over $650m to alternatives in latest meeting - report
Maryland State Retirement & Pension System has reportedly committed $651m to a host of alternative asset funds.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 20, 2019

Blackstone sells part of ATM business NCR stock in $302m deal
Blackstone has agreed to sell part of its stock in ATM and point-of-sale terminal business NCR Corp back to the business in a $302m deal.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 20, 2019

CPPIB makes first Indonesian infra investment by backing toll road operator LMS
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has made its first Indonesian infrastructure investment by agreeing to buy a 45 per cent stake in toll road operator Lintas Marga Sedaya.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 20, 2019

Lovell Minnick agrees £261m buyout of 135-year-old British insurance services company Charles Taylor
US private equity player Lovell Minnick has agreed a £261m buyout of UK insurance services business Charles Taylor.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

ArcTern Ventures raises $165m for CleanTech fund at second close
Toronto-based ArcTern Ventures has raised around $165m for the second close of Fund II, which it claims is the largest cleantech venture fund in Canada.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

Shore Capital buys in to Clover Capital portfolio business Main Street Gourmet
Healthcare, food and drink-focused private equity firm Shore Capital Partners has bought into wholesale bakery business Main Street Gourmet through a recapitalisation deal.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

DCVC closes fifth deep tech fund on $725m
Californian venture firm Data Collective has raised $725m for the final close of its fifth deep tech fund, as the firm looks to ‘correct some of the excesses of capitalism' through venture capital.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

Tell Group said to hit first close for Lebanon infra fund
Tell Group has reportedly reached a first close for its first Lebanon-focused infrastructure fund looking to raise $100m of commitments.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

TPG, Hong Leong to buy Columbia Asia Hospitals in $1.2bn deal
Buyout house TPG has partnered with Hong Leong Group to buy a portfolio of Columbia Asia Hospitals in South East Asia in a $1.2bn deal.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

KKR appoints new co-heads for APAC private equity business - report
Private equity giant KKR has reportedly named its executives Ashish Shastry and Hiro Hirano as co-heads of its Asia Pacific private equity business.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

Vertex Ventures said to pull in $305m for SE Asia, India fund close
Temasek-backed Vertex Ventures is said to have raised $305m for the final close of its latest Southeast Asia- and India-focused fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

We are in a Golden Era for infrastructure fundraising - but GPs must still beware pitfalls
A 'Golden Age' of infrastructure fundraising is upon us - but GPs must still be wary of expecting a capital raising cakewalk. Alvarez and Marsal managing directors Jason Clatworthy and Jay Moody explain.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

Access returns about 33% of Euro co-invest fund capital through FMP Global sale
Access Capital Partners has returned about one third of the capital of its recent European buyout co-investment fund through the exit of FMP Global.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

Revolution Ventures to keep targeting emerging tech geographies with new $215m fund
Revolution Ventures has hit a $215m final close for its third fund targeting companies in underserved geographies around the world.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 19, 2019

North Sky powers past Fund V goal to rake in over $183m
North Sky Capital has obliterated its fundraising goal for its latest Clean Growth vehicle by hauling in more than $183m for the fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

Providence smashes Fund VIII target to close on $6bn - report
Providence Equity Partners has reportedly raised more than $6bn of commitments for its eighth flagship fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

AnaCap reaches €1bn hard cap for fourth credit fund
European private equity firm AnaCap Financial Partners has hit a €1bn hard cap close for its fourth Credit Opportunities fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

UK to probe Advent's £4bn Cobham deal over national security fears
Advent International's £4bn takeover deal for aerospace and defence major Cobham is set to be investigated by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

Lightbox Ventures hits $209m final close for Fund III
Lightbox Ventures has raised $209m of commitments for the final close of its third venture fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

CD&R enters talks for Buffett-backed Axalta takeover - report
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has reportedly entered talks to partner with paint manufacturer PPG Industries to buy Axalta Coating Systems.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

CVC to buy 15% stake in Six Nations for £300m - report
CVC Capital Partners has reportedly agreed a £300m deal to buy a 15 per cent stake in international rugby organisation, The Six Nations.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

Advent follows $17.5bn flagship raise with $2bn hard cap tech fund close
Global private equity giant Advent International has followed the mammoth $17.5bn final close of its latest flagship fund by hauling in $2bn for a specialist tech vehicle.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

Search fund-focused Anacapa Partners backs Israel-based survey, data software business Dooblo
Search fund-based private equity house Anacapa Partners has made a growth investment in Israel-based Dooblo, a specialist in mobile survey software, data collection and analysis.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

Paine Schwartz taps $1.2bn-targeting Fund V for Advanced Agrilytics deal
Food chain investment specialist Paine Schwartz Partners has tapped its $1.2bn-targeting fifth fund to back agronomics business Advanced Agrilytics.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

Yield-starved LPs help buoy record European VC dealmaking quarter
Yield-starved LPs pouring capital into European VC funds have helped early-stage investors deploy a record amount of capital into startups in the region in Q2, new research shows.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 18, 2019

Columbia Capital hunts another $200m for third PE fund in as many years
Veteran US venture investor Columbia Capital is eyeing up to $200m for its third private equity fund, just three years after making its first push into the asset class.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 17, 2019

Accel-KKR closes $1.39bn vehicle to buy up Fund III portfolio businesses
Tech-focused buyout house Accel-KKR has closed continuation vehicle Accel-KKR Capital Partners CV III on $1.39bn of commitments.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 17, 2019

DCM within touching distance of $750m Fund IX goal
US and Asia-based early stage investor DCM Ventures is within touching distance of its $750m goal for its ninth flagship fundraise.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 17, 2019

Life science-focused Mission Bay Capital raises $60m for Fund III
San Francisco-based VC Mission Bay Capital has raised $60m for the final close of its third early-stage life-science fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 17, 2019

Advent secures £4bn Cobham takeover
Private equity fund manager Advent International has finally closed a £4bn deal to buy British defence and aerospace group Cobham.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 17, 2019

ICG launches North American private equity operation led by Morgan Stanley veteran Alan Jones
Global asset management major Intermediate Capital Group has launched a push into North American private equity through the hire of Morgan Stanley veteran Alan Jones.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 17, 2019

Michigan Retirement Systems lines up $1.1bn of alternatives commitments
Michigan Retirement Systems has made $1.1bn of capital commitments to alternative asset investment funds managed by Advent, HarbourVest and Permira, among others.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 17, 2019

Blackstone follows record $20.5bn RE fund close with $6.5bn Dream Global REIT buy
Blackstone has followed the record-breaking $20.5bn final close of its latest real estate fund by picking up the Toronto-listed Dream Global REIT in a $6.2bn deal.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 17, 2019

GenNx360 Capital picks up Schneider Packaging Equipment as Fund III raise continues
GenNx360 Capital Partners has picked up specialist equipment maker Schneider Packaging Equipment Company amid the firm continuing to raise capital for its third flagship fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 17, 2019

Spectrum Equity tucks in to foodservice industry data provider Datassential
Spectrum Equity has made foodservice industry data, intelligence and market research business Datassential its latest investment.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 16, 2019

Ex-Apax Partners, Rhône Group execs join HIG Capital's European mid-market PE team
Global alternatives major HIG Capital has made two new hires for its European Middle Market LBO team in London.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 16, 2019

Silverfleet Capital takes majority stake in industrial hose specialist BOA CoreDux
European buyout house Silverfleet Capital has bought a majority stake in hose and subsystem designer BOA CoreDux from parent company BOA Group.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 16, 2019

SV Tech Ventures kicks off Fund III raise, could collect up to $100m
SV Tech Ventures could raise up to $100m for its latest venture capital fund - and has already picked up its first commitments.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 16, 2019

LDC looks to grow portable traffic light provider SRL following latest investment
Lloyds Bank private equity arm LDC has made temporary and portable traffic light provider SRL Traffic Systems its latest investment.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 16, 2019

Investcorp picks up ticketing software business Vivaticket in buyout from co-founders
Middle East-based alternative investment major Investcorp has agreed a buyout deal for ticketing software business Vivaticket.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 16, 2019

Affinity seals soaring return selling Virgin Australia frequent flyer unit stake back to business
Affinity Equity Partners has agreed made a strong return through the A$700m ($480m) sale of its stake in Virgin Australia's Velocity frequent flyer program back to the business.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 16, 2019

Black Diamond boosts distressed investment strategy by bringing in industry veteran Auerbach
Alternative assets investor Black Diamond Capital Management has brought in industry veteran Ethan Auerbach to boost its non-control distressed investment strategy.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 16, 2019

Fundraising blitz continues at March Capital with $410m-targeting Fund III raise
Software-focused VC house March Capital Partners is already out eyeing more than $400m for its third flagship fundraise, despite only closing its sophomore fund in January this year.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 16, 2019

Riverside buys into CIP Capital portfolio business Affinitiv alongside AutoLoop investment
Lower mid market-focused private equity house The Riverside Company has bought into CIP Capital portfolio business Affinitiv alongside its new investment in complementary business AutoLoop.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

Women Leaders in Finance Podcast: The end of the cycle, leveraged buyouts and all-male management teams
Slowing economies, a potential global recession and the inevitable end of the economic cycle are always hot topics in current investment circles.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

AustralianSuper said to double private equity allocation amid global push
AustralianSuper is reportedly planning to double its allocation to private equity amid a wider push for more global dealmaking and direct investment.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

Harvest Partners hires Antares Capital founding partner Glickman
Goldman Sachs-backed Harvest Partners has appointed Dan Glickman as a partner to lead its capital markets operations.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

Warburg Pincus-backed RE developer ESR Cayman said to file IPO paperwork
Warburg Pincus-backed logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman is reportedly looking to relaunch an IPO in Hong Kong, months after a previous $1.24bn flotation attempt fell through.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

EQT unveils price range for €1.2bn - €1.3bn Stockholm IPO
Sweden-based buyout house EQT Partners will look to raise up to €1.3bn through its listing on the Stockholm bourse.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

Powerful 2019 PE perfomance hit hard by August slowdown, dealmaking down on same month in 2018
Private equity's powerful performance throughout 2019 was not enough to prevent a dramatic slump in August as the traditional holiday season took its toll on dealmaking.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

Powerful 2019 PE performance hit hard by August slowdown, dealmaking down on same month in 2018
Private equity's powerful performance throughout 2019 was not enough to prevent a dramatic slump in August as the traditional holiday season took its toll on dealmaking.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

Vertex Ventures said to reach $290m for new SE Asia high-growth tech fund
Temasek-backed Vertex Ventures has reportedly reached a $290m final close for a new fund targeting high-growth tech investments.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

OpenGate within whisker of $450m Fund II goal a year after vehicle launch
OpenGate Capital is within a whisker of its $450m goal for its second flagship fundraise, AltAssets can reveal.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

Stellex profits from strong Morbark growth with $352m sale to trade player Alamo
Stellex Capital, a mid-market private equity house created by former Carlyle execs, has agreed the $352m exit of forestry and tree maintenance equipment maker Morbark to trade buyer Alamo.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 13, 2019

New PE house Lake Country Capital smashes goal to close $182m debut fund
Private equity newcomer Lake Country Capital has closed off its impressive debut fundraise by closing well above its initial target.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 12, 2019

Ardian amasses $2.5bn for fifth co-investment fund
Paris-based buyout house Ardian has raised $2.5bn of commitments for its latest co-investment vehicle.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 12, 2019

Luminate Capital looks to build out field service management software business MSI Data
Private equity player Luminate Capital Partners has backed field service management software MSI Data.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 12, 2019

Pappas Capital names ex-BMO Capital exec Arfaei as newest partner
Life sciences-focused venture capital investor Pappas Capital has a new partner after bringing in former BMO Capital Markets managing director Alex Arfaei.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 12, 2019

Long-time Obama friend Nesbitt gets CRPTF commitment towards third Vistria Fund
Vistria, the private equity house led by Barack Obama's long-time friend Martin Nesbitt, was one of two firms to bag commitments from the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds last month.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 12, 2019

Blackstone appoints Goldman Sachs exec Chan as portfolio manager
Blackstone has hired former Goldman Sachs executive Raymond Chan as portfolio manager for its registered funds platform.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 12, 2019

Zebra Capital pulls in more than $400m towards Fund II goal
Zebra Capital has registered $404m of commitments for its second private equity fundraise.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 12, 2019

KKR picks Burning Glass majority stake from PSG
Private equity major KKR has agreed to buy a majority stake in analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies from Providence Strategic Growth.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 12, 2019

Blackstone closes largest ever real estate fund on $20.5bn
Blackstone Group has pulled in $20.5bn for its flagship global real estate fund, to close what it claims is the largest real estate fund ever raised.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 12, 2019

Finrock Growth Partners picks up low-code BPM software business BP Logix
Software-focused private equity house Finrock Growth Partners has picked up low-code business process management software company BP Logix.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 12, 2019

Arcline continues $1.5bn debut fund dealmaking with Akron Biotechnology buyout
Arcline Investment Management has tapped the $1.5bn debut fund it raised earlier this year to buy a majority stake in Akron Biotechnology.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

Providence Strategic Growth hits $2bn hard cap for Fund IV close
The growth arm of Providence Equity Partners has hit a $2bn hard cap to close its latest flagship fund, doubling its total amount raised since the launch the of strategy.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

Providence Strategic Growth hits $2bn hardcap for Fund IV close
The growth arm of Providence Equity Partners has hit a $2bn hard cap to close its latest flagship fund, doubling its total amount raised since the launch the of strategy.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

North Sky Capital wraps up secondaries fundraise on $220m
North Sky Capital has smashed the target for its latest impact secondaries fund, Clean Growth Fund V, to close on $220m.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

McRock Capital stone throw away from $100m target for IoT fund
McRock Capital has held a first close for its sophomore VC fund, after securing more than $80m towards its $100m target.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

Link Ventures pulls in $100m for sophomore fundraise
Massachusetts-based Link Ventures has raised $100m for its second consumer internet-focused venture capital fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

NY Common Retirement Fund set aside $610m for latest commitments
The New York State Common Retirement Fund has revealed $610m of capital commitments made during July.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

Sentinel Capital to sell lighting manufacturer Luminaires to trade buyer
Lower-mid-market focused Sentinel Capital Partners has agreed to sell its light fixture manufacturer The Luminaires Group to Acuity Brands.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

Angelo Gordon strikes $1.3bn for target-busting Asia RE fund
Credit and real estate investment major Angelo Gordon & Co has smashed its target for its latest Asia Realty Fund by hauling in $1.3bn for a final close.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

KKR, CVC, Temasek reach second round of Metro Pacific Hospitals bidding - report
Private equity majors KKR and CVC have reportedly joined Singapore state investor Temasek to reach the second round of an auction for the Philippines-based hospital unit of Metro Pacific Investment Corp.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

HIG Capital seals $250m buyout of Mallinckrodt unit BioVectra
HIG Capital has agreed a $250m buyout of biopharma heavyweight Mallinckrodt's contract development and manufacturing unit BioVectra.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

Secondaries soar to ‘staggering $46bn in H1 to put record 2018 full-year result in sights
The soaring secondaries market looks set for another record year in 2019 after reaching a "staggering" $46bn in completed transactions in H1, new research from Setter Capital shows.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

Secondaries soar to ‘staggering' $46bn in H1 to put record 2018 full-year result in sights
The soaring secondaries market looks set for another record year in 2019 after reaching a "staggering" $46bn in completed transactions in H1, new research from Setter Capital shows.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 11, 2019

Swander Pace seals sweet Café Valley deal to extend baked goods exposure
Consumer-focused private equity player Swander Pace Capital has sealed the buyout of croissant, cake and sweet baked goods maker Café Valley.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

Lovell Minnick hits $1.28bn hard cap for Fund V close
Financial services-focused private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners has hit a $1.28bn hard cap for the final close of its latest flagship fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

CDC brings in private equity veteran as managing director
CDC Group has appointed former Onex Corp executive Tony Morgan as its new managing director for direct equity.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

Windjammer makes Hilco Vision second deal from $870m Fund V
US private equity house Windjammer Capital has picked up glasses and eyecare accessory business Hilco Vision as the second deal from its $870m fifth fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

NewSpring back fundraising for new mezzanine vehicle, two years after closing $257m predecessor fund
NewSpring Capital is back on the fundraising trail with the follow-up to its third mezzanine vehicle, which it closed on more than $250m two years ago.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

Riverside closes the door on RE Panels investment
The Riverside Company has closed its third deal in a week after selling door component manufacturer RE Panels to German single-family office THI Investments.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

Sky9 Capital pulls in $440m across two funds - report
China-based Sky9 Capital has reportedly raised $440m across its fourth US dollar-denominated fund and a growth fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

Tailwind Capital buys into risk management software business Ventiv
Tailwind Capital has made risk management software business Ventiv Technology its latest investment.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

Foundation Capital ends ninth fundraise on $350m
Veteran venture firm Foundation Capital has raised $350m of commitments to close its ninth early-stage focused fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

KKR veteran Preuss leaves to become ICG managing director
Veteran KKR exec Martin Preuss has left the firm to join Intermediate Capital Group as a managing director.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

Cerberus Capital looks to buy Axsesstoday
Cerberus Capital Management is looking to close its second Australian deal, after agreeing to buy equipment finance business, Axsesstoday.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 10, 2019

Partners Group picks up stake in Chinese retail display business BCR
Alternative investments major Partners Group has bought Chinese retail display business BCR Group.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 09, 2019

Blackstone appoints PE COO to lead global IR and business development
Blackstone has appointed the chief operating officer for its private equity unit, Vik Sawhney, as first chief administrative officer and global head of investor relations and business development.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 09, 2019

Patria Investments draws in more than $809m for fourth infra fund
Patria Investments has raised more than $809m of capital for its latest infrastructure-focused fund.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 09, 2019

Mid Europa opens Bucharest office amid equity partner promotion
Mid Europa Partners has announced the opening of its new office in Bucharest, Romania, as it promotes one of its executives to an equity partner.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 09, 2019

TA Associates backs Vietnam's MISA
TA Associates has closed a minority investment in Vietnam-based software provider MISA Joint Stock Company.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 09, 2019

KKR taps Asia Fund III for EuroKids majority stake deal
KKR has picked up a majority stake in Indian education services provider EuroKids International from a consortium of investors led by Gaja Capital.

Private Equity Breaking News
Sep 09, 2019

Permira said to hit €10bn target, nears final close
Private equity major Permira has surpassed its €10bn target for its seventh flagship fundraise, as it looks to raise its biggest investment vehicle to date.

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