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25 April 2014

KKR, Nasdaq plan to launch market to trade shares in buyout funds

stock brokerage market share listed Private equity major KKR is reportedly planning to enable its investors to sell stakes in its buyout funds via a private market managed by Nasdaq.

25 April 2014

Chicago Growth Partners, Trident help 2Checkout raise $60m

payments_lrg Payments-as-a-service startup 2Checkout has closed a $60m investment round, which was led by Chicago Growth Partners and Trident Capital.

25 April 2014

Rutland Partners promotes two as Fund III raise continues

David Wardrop Rutland UK turnaround-focused buyout house Rutland Partners has made a pair of promotions as fundraising continues for its third private equity fund.

24 April 2014

Versant invests $25m in Series A for gene editing business CRISPR

dna Versant Ventures has led a $25m Series A financing round for biopharmaceutical business CRISPR Therapeutics, which is currently working on a breakthrough gene editing technology.

24 April 2014

ICV Partners to sell Marshall Retail as fundraising continues apace

vegas-casino_sq US private equity firm ICV Partners has reportedly put Marshall Retail Group up for sale as it looks for exits to draw investors to its latest fundraise.

24 April 2014

MassMutual nears deal to offload $250m of buyout fund stakes

Westview Boston The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance is reportedly nearing a deal to offload a $250m portfolio of mid-market buyout funds.

24 April 2014

FinancialForce secures $50m from Advent

ecommerce Private equity firm Advent has invested $50m in FinancialForce.com, which provides cloud-based enterprise resources planning on the Salesforce1 Platform.

24 April 2014

One Rock beats target for maiden fund

new york 5_sq Lower mid-market firm One Rock Capital Partners has smashed the $300m target for its debut fund.

24 April 2014

GI Partners seals booming fundraise by hitting $2bn Fund IV hard cap

dollar money capital fund GI Partners has hit a $2bn hard cap final close for its latest buyout fund, tripling the total it has raised since inception in a single blow.

24 April 2014

Zimmer acquires private equity-backed Biomet for $13.35bn

medical monitor Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings has bought private equity-backed orthopaedic products manufacturer Biomet for $13.35bn.

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