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23 Apr 2014

Capital Dynamics completes investment from US Solar Energy Fundp

Private asset manager Capital Dynamics has completed the investment programme for its US Solar Energy Fund, committing over $280m in equity capital to 40 solar PV projects.

22 Apr 2014

Vista Equity Partners holds $3.8bn first close for latest fund

dollars roll_sq Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has reportedly hit a first close for its fifth fund.

22 Apr 2014

Ares Management eyes up to $419m from imminent IPO

Los Angeles-headquartered alternative investment firm Ares Management has filed to raise up to $419m through its upcoming IPO.

22 Apr 2014

Sofinnova Ventures leads $50m Principia Biopharma Series B round

news_virus_lrg Sofinnova Ventures has helped more than double outside capital raised by Principia Biopharma by leading a $50m financing round.

22 Apr 2014

Medina Capital collects nearly $70m for first close of debut fund

server5_lrg1 Medina Capital, the growth equity investment firm formed by former Terremark CEO Manuel Medina, has pulled in close to $70m towards its debut fund.

22 Apr 2014

Permira acquires chemicals maker CABB from Bridgepoint

german flag 2_sq Permira has bought fine chemicals manufacturer CABB International from fellow European private equity firm Bridgepoint.

22 Apr 2014

Vivo Capital leads $58.5m Series D for ProNAi Therapeutics

biotech_lrg Nucleic acid therapeutics developer ProNAi Therapeutics has secured $59.5m in a Series D round led by venture capital firm Vivo Capital.

22 Apr 2014

Bain Capital backs Viewpoint Construction Software

drill-diy-construction-wood Private equity firm Bain Capital has made a “major” growth equity investment in Oregon-based startup Viewpoint Construction Software.

22 Apr 2014

Survival of the fittest continues to define private equity asset classp

When it comes to new fund relationships, the ongoing polarisation in fundraising markets offers a continuation of the survival of the fittest ethos that has defined the private equity industry since the start, according to one limited partner.

22 Apr 2014

EmergeVest invests in NFT Distribution Operations

food6 Private equity firm EmergeVest has backed NFT Distribution Operations in a deal that valued the UK-based chilled food distributor at £60m.

22 Apr 2014

EnCap Flatrock hits $2bn mark for latest Midstream fundp

oil-refinery6_sq Energy-focused private equity firm EnCap Flatrock is currently in the market for its third Midstream, which has already exceeded the size of its previous vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

22 Apr 2014

PwC confirms biggest quarter for venture investing since 2001 with $9.5bn of dealsp

dollar envelope money Venture capital investment hit $9.5bn in the first quarter of 2014 according to the latest PwC MoneyTree report, confirming earlier research suggesting the quarter was the busiest for the asset class since 2001.

22 Apr 2014

CapStreet hits $325m cap for fourth fundp

texas cattle Private equity firm CapStreet has beaten the target for its fourth fund and reached its $325m hard cap, AltAssets has learned.

22 Apr 2014

CalSTRS extends underserved communities investment with new $101 BAML fund commitmentp

california map US pension giant CalSTRS has renewed its arrangement with fund manager Bank of America Merrill Lynch through a new $101m vehicle.

22 Apr 2014

Gresham exits Esterform for no gain

exit Private equity firm Gresham has exited its investment in plastic bottles maker Esterform Packaging after a holding period of seven years.

22 Apr 2014

TPG-backed AirBNB to appear in court over illegal rentals

new york 5_sq More than half of New York-based apartments listed on TPG-backed letting website AirBNB were offered illegally.

22 Apr 2014

Mansa Capital eyes new growth healthcare vehicle with SBA backing

hospital healthcare medical IV i-v drip Healthcare-focused private equity firm Mansa Capital Management is eyeing a new growth vehicle to take advantage of potential backing from the US Small Business Administration.

22 Apr 2014

Catterton Partners agrees $165m exit for Van’s Natural Foods

Consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners has agreed to sell its stake in Van’s Natural Foods to Hillshire Brands Company for $165m.

22 Apr 2014

Centerview Capital ex-Pamplona executive Brian Ratzan as partner

boardroom2_lrg Private equity firm Centerview Capital has hired former head of US private equity at Pamplona Capital Management Brian Ratzan as a partner.

22 Apr 2014

Hammond Kennedy Whitney closes Fund IV on $316m

dollars roll_sq US private equity firm Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co has held a $316m final close for its fourth buyout fund.



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