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28 July 2014

NYC Pension funds up 17.4 per cent, says Comptroller Scott Stringer

nyc The five New York City pension funds have reported a total gain of 17.4 per cent in the last fiscal year.

28 July 2014

Permira-backed Bestinvest sells insurance arm

sold-sale-exit-deal Permira-backed financial services company Bestinvest has sold its insurance-broking subsidiary Lovat Insurance Brokers to Towergate Insurance.

28 July 2014

JP Morgan to sell $1.3bn loan, security portfolio to Bain’s Sankaty

money dollar coins cash capital JP Morgan is reportedly set to sell about $1.3bn of loans and securities to Bain Capital arm Sankaty Advisors as the US bank scales back non-essential holdings.

28 July 2014

Vince Cable calls in regulator for OpCapita-backed Comet administrators

old-brown-suitcase-2-1049630-m The administrators involved in the sale of failing high street chain Comet to equity firm OpCapita have been referred to their regulatory body by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

28 July 2014

AnaCap, HIG, Deutsche in €495m record deal for Romanian loan portfolio

peles-castle-1-1263697-m Private equity firm Anacap Financial Partners has bought a €495m portfolio of loans from Volksbank Romania together with HIG and Deutsche Bank.

28 July 2014

Apollo’s latest credit fund pulls in $813mp

money-8-840239-m Private equity giant Apollo Global Management has pulled in more than $813m for its Financial Credit Investment II vehicle, AltAssets can reveal.

28 July 2014

Hutton Collins looks to sell Fund III stakes

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA UK-based private equity firm Hutton Collins is reportedly looking to sell stakes in its €600m 2009-vintage Fund III.

28 July 2014

Technology exit deal value soars 367%p

????????????? Venture capital-backed technology exit deals saw a substantial increase in value from a year earlier in the second quarter.

28 July 2014

Carlyle hits $550m mark for third Japanese buyout fundp

SONY DSC Private equity major Carlyle has hit the $550m mark for its third Japanese fund, AltAssets can reveal.

28 July 2014

CounterTack raises $20m Series B from new and existing backers

us-army Real-time threat detection specialist CounterTack has raised $20m in a Series B round led by French telecommunications group Alcatel-Lucent.

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