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17 April 2014

EnCap Flatrock hits $2bn mark for latets 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.

17 April 2014

Abraaj sweet enough on Moroccan chocolate maker Kool Food to buy business

news_barofchocolate_lrg Global emerging markets investment giant The Abraaj Group has bought Moroccan chocolate confectionary maker Kool Food.

17 April 2014

Warburg drives off buyout competitors to seal $1bn-plus Electronic Funds Source dealp

news_motorway_lrg US private equity firm Warburg Pincus has agreed to buy transportation services payments company Electronic Funds Source in a deal thought to be worth more than $1bn.

17 April 2014

ICT continues to dominate Canadian investment landscape, but other sectors show strong growthp

canada_170sq There are good opportunities in Canada beyond the information, communications and technology sector, according to CEO of CVCA Mike Woollatt.

17 April 2014

LPs drawn to opportunistic real estate funds as prime asset prices risep

real estate_lrg Opportunistic private equity real estate funds are continuing to draw interest from LPs amid concerns over pricing for prime real estate assets, new research shows.

17 April 2014

Garrison secures more than $50m for latest private equity fundp

new york 7_sq New York-based investment firm Garrison Investment Group is seeking $500m for its latest private equity fund, AltAssets has learned.

17 April 2014

Temasek values internet of things platform Jasper at $1bn with new investment

cloud Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek has backed cloud-based internet of things platform Jasper with $50m, valuing the company at about $1bn.

17 April 2014

Abbott Capital cuts target for seventh fund of funds to $500m

new york 5_sq Private equity firm Abbott Capital Management is now seeking $500m for its seventh fund of funds vehicle, which previously targeted $1bn.

17 April 2014

Lumira Capital co-leads $20m round for medtech business Cardiac Dimensions

news_heartmonitor.lrg Lumira Capital has co-led a $20m financing round for heart condition treatment business Cardiac Dimensions.

17 April 2014

David Turner to step down as Guardian Life’s head of private equity

turner Insurance group Guardian Life’s head of private equity David Turner will step down at the end of May.

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