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15 April 2014

ABVCAP in talks to cut taxes for venture funds

brazil flag 10_sq Associação Brasileira de Private Equity & Venture Capital (ABVCAP) is reportedly in talks with the Brazilian government and lawmakers to cut taxes for venture capital funds.

15 April 2014

TSX-listed Onex to go ahead with share buy-back

Toronto-listed private equity firm Onex is to buy back up to 8.6 million shares during the next twelve months.

15 April 2014

Blue Wolf hires Victor Caruso as senior advisor

fighter-jet-plane-aircraft-military-F22 Private equity firm Blue Wolf has appointed aerospace and defence expert Victor Caruso as a senior advisor.

15 April 2014

Thiel’s Mithril leads $40m Series C for train journey planner SilverRail

news_traintrack_lrg Mithril Capital, the venture capital firm co-founded by PayPal’s Peter Thiel, has led a $40m Series C financing round for rail journey planning and management company SilverRail.

15 April 2014

Column Group nears $200m mark for second fund

biotech_lrg Biotech-focused investment firm The Column Group has passed the halfway mark for its $250m-targeting second venture capital fund, according to documents filed with US securities regulators.

15 April 2014

Secondaries veteran Pomona holds $1.75bn hard cap final close for Fund VIII

dollar large_sq Experienced fund of funds and private equity secondaries investor Pomona Capital has held a $1.75bn hard cap close for its latest vehicle.

15 April 2014

Turnaround specialist KPS Capital buys beer bottle company Anchor Glass

Special situations investor KPS Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Anchor Glass Container Corporation from Ardagh Holdings USA for an undisclosed sum.

15 April 2014

LDC inks second deal in a week with MBO of Connect Communications

UK mid-market firm LDC has completed an investment to support the “multi-million pound” management buy-out of Connect Communications, a managed telecommunications specialist.

15 April 2014

Morgan Stanley nears exit for Learning Care Group

Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity is in discussions to exit childcare provider Learning Care Group to mid-market firm American Securities.

15 April 2014

Private equity holds ‘majority of alpha’ for US state pension fundp

“We manage $85bn in 33 funds, investing in 74 different countries, across six continents, within 49 currencies and over 12,000 investment holdings," says WSIB's Gary Bruebaker.

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