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24 Apr 2014

PAI Partners adds Euro Media Group to portfolio

paris5_sq European private equity firm PAI Partners has agreed to buy audiovisual services company Euro Media Group.

24 Apr 2014

Australia’s Pacific Equity Partners targets Fund V close before year-end

Australia and New Zealand focused Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has raised A$1.1bn ($1bn) for its fifth fund, which has a final target of A$2.1bn.

24 Apr 2014

KPMG names Conor Moore co-head of US venture capital practice

Conor Moore KPMG Global professional services giant KPMG has named Conor Moore national co-leader of its venture capital practice.

24 Apr 2014

TPG inks $750m loan for Greek yoghurt maker Chobani

US private equity firm TPG Capital has provided a $750m loan to US yoghurt company Chobani.

24 Apr 2014

Business Growth Fund digs out eighth deal with £3.8m geoscience investment

oil well drill The £2.5bn Business Growth Fund has sealed its eighth deal by injecting £3.8m in the merger of two geoscience businesses focused on the oil and gas sector.

24 Apr 2014

ClearVue backs Chinese restaurant chain Akasakatei

restaurant_lrg Private equity firm ClearVue Partners has led a $10m funding round for Akasakatei to support the Chinese restaurant chain’s growth in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Beijing.

24 Apr 2014

Korea Investment Corp to double alternative assets investment

Sovereign wealth fund Korea Investment Corp is set to double its exposure to alternative assets.

24 Apr 2014

Stepstone hires ex-Paul Capital execs to run first Latin American office

south-america-map Global alternative asset investment major Stepstone Group has launched its first Latin American office to work on primary, secondary, co-investments and research in the region.

24 Apr 2014

Artiman Ventures back on fundraising trail

dollar 20_sq Venture capital firm Artiman Ventures is back on the fundraising trail.

24 Apr 2014

Private equity backers line up London IPO for Saga

London_bridge UK over 50’s financial services company Saga is expected to confirm plans to list on the London Stock Exchange next week

24 Apr 2014

Benelux private equity industry looks to growing deal volumep

Optimism about the private equity, venture capital and leveraged finance sector in the Benelux in 2014 has increased “significantly" compared to 2013, according to a new report.

24 Apr 2014

Private equity, infrastructure investors lead the way for offshore wind dealsp

Total funding in the wind energy industry came in at $10.5bn in Q1 2014, with investments funds leading deal activity in the large-scale offshore wind sector.

23 Apr 2014

Pure Storage valued at more than $3bn in latest funding round

data storage_lrg Pure Storage has raised $225m in a Series F funding round, which valued the flash storage specialist at more than $3bn.

23 Apr 2014

Kala Pharmaceuticals scores $22.5m Series B

dollar envelope money Ysios Capital has led a $22.5m Series B round for Kala Pharmaceuticals, which is focused on developing ophthalmic products based on its mucus penetrating particle technology.

23 Apr 2014

GSV Capital leads $16m Series A for personal learning company Declara

learn-book GSV Capital has led a $16m Series A financing round for personal learning technology business Declara.

23 Apr 2014

OrbiMed leads $22m round for Aerpio Therapeutics

biotech_lrg Biopharmaceutical startup Aerpio Therapeutics has secured $22m in a round led by venture capital firm OrbiMed.

23 Apr 2014

Polaris promotes EIR Pat Kinsel to venture partner

interview hire job suit tie Tech and healthcare focused investment firm Polaris Partners has promoted entrepreneur-in-residence Pat Kinsel to venture partner.

23 Apr 2014

Anacapa Partners passes halfway point for second fundp

dollar_macro_170sq Lower mid-market firm Anacapa Partners has passed the halfway mark for its second fund, AltAssets has learned.

23 Apr 2014

Early-stage investments rise as deal sizes surgep

graph_positive_170sq Early-stage investment volumes surged in the first quarter despite a slight decline in deals, a recent report form CB insights showed.

23 Apr 2014

Northstar Capital nears $100m for latest mezzanine fundp

T Debt and equity-focused private equity firm Northstar Capital is nearing the $100m mark for its sixth mezzanine fund, AltAssets can reveal.



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