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25 April 2014

Security business Cobra’s shares rise amid reported Palamon buyout bid

car_engine Palamon Capital Partners could be in the market for Italian automotive security systems business Cobra, it has emerged.

25 April 2014

Warvurg Pincus invests $100m in VC-backed PayScale

Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus is to make a majority investment of up to $100m in PayScale, a VC-backed provider of cloud compensation data and software-as-a-service.

25 April 2014

Zephyr secures IFC backing for first Sri Lanka-focused fund

dollar envelope money Emerging market-focused investment firm Zephyr is planning to raise $50m for its new private equity fund, which will target Sri Lanka.

25 April 2014

KKR private markets AUM drops despite fundraising frenzyp

kravis KKR’s fee-related earnings from its private equity business were up more than 30 per cent year on year in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to higher transaction fees and management fees on new capital.

25 April 2014

Carlyle-backed Applus eyes €1.1bn IPO

madrid 30_sq Private equity-backed Spanish testing business Applus is reportedly expecting to raise €1.1bn via an IPO on Madrid’s stock exchange.

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

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

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

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.

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