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24 July 2014

Riverwood $30m investment in water infra company Underground funds buyout

tap-404237-m Private equity firm Riverwood Capital has allotted up to $45m to invest in Underground Solutions, which specialises in infrastructure technology for the water, wastewater and energy sectors.

24 July 2014

EQT taps Mid Market fund to buy Asia credential verification service Dataflow

passport-209301-m The Mid Market team at Nordic buyout house EQT has acquired Dataflow Verification Services from the company’s founders.

24 July 2014

KKR takes $2bn AUM hit driven by Energy Future bankruptcyp

gas hob energy Global buyout house KKR’s fee-paying assets under management fell by $2bn in the second quarter as the bankruptcy of utilities portfolio company Energy Future Holdings drove home.

24 July 2014

Flesh-eating bacteria specialist picks up $23m Series E led by SR One

pills-1111307-m SR One has led a $23m financing round for Atox Bio, which develops therapeutics for severe infections.

24 July 2014

Korea NPS to invest $389m in Hamilton Lane fund

korean-architecture-1442244-18-m Seoul-based National Pension Service has reportedly set aside KRW400bn ($389m) to invest in one of Hamilton Lane’s funds, according to Pensions & Investments.

24 July 2014

CVC to pull in $360m dividend from latest Formula One refinancing

renault-f1-car-386652-m Motor sports company Formula One is reportedly set to pay a $1bn dividend to its shareholders after refinancing a $3.8bn loan, with $360m heading straight for the coffers of private equity backer CVC Capital Partners.

24 July 2014

Asia’s CLSA teams with Korean tyre maker Nexen for co-investment fund

news_tyres_lrg Asian alternative asset manager CLSA Capital Partners has reportedly launched a KRW300bn ($295m) co-investment fund alongside Korean tyre maker Nexen.

24 July 2014

KKR, Apollo move ahead of private equity pack for RBS Irish unit deal

Ulster Bank US buyout houses KKR and Apollo have emerged as frontrunners to buy Ulster Bank from state-backed UK lender the Royal Bank of Scotland.

24 July 2014

Shasta, Founders Fund in $3.6m financing for Australian website design platform

pattern Shasta Ventures and Founders Fund have joined a $3.6m funding round for website design platform Canva.

24 July 2014

TPG, Carlyle eye more than $2bn from Healthscope IPO stake sale

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Private equity majors TPG Capital and The Carlyle Group are hoping to rake in A$2.25bn ($2.1bn) from selling down their stakes in Australian hospital company Healthscope through its imminent IPO.

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