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1 September 2014

Sovereign Capital caps speedy fourth fundraise at £375m

crown-sovereign-gold UK buy and build specialist Sovereign Capital has hit a £395m hard cap final close for its fourth fund just six months after launch.

1 September 2014

Oaktree’s Store Capital files for $500m IPO

ny Private equity-backed real estate company Store Capital Corp has filed to raise $500m via an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

1 September 2014

Blackstone, Blue Water, GIC back North Sea explorer Siccar

Oil Pumps Private equity firms Blackstone and Blue Water Energy have teamed up to lead a $500m initial investment in North Sea oil and gas explorer Siccar Point Energy.

29 August 2014

3i adds protective equipment maker A&A Manufacturing to portfolio

machine tools UK private equity firm 3i has bought A&A Manufacturing, which operates protective equipment manufacturing facilities in North America and Germany.

29 August 2014

Exit activity in IT sector set to remain buoyantp

exxit It is currently a seller’s market in the IT sector as valuations remains high and both private equity firms and strategic buyers are willing to pay high prices for quality companies.

29 August 2014

Affinity Equity Partners snaps up one third stake in Virgin Australia’s loyalty program

download (6) Australasia-focused Affinity Equity Partners has agreed to buy a 35 per cent stake of airline Virgin Australia's frequent flyer program Velocity.

29 August 2014

Permira exec Björklund leaves board of Russia investment fund

532_large Permira co-managing partner Kurt Björklund has left his post on the advisory board of the $10bn Russian Direct Investment Fund.

29 August 2014

Enterprise Investors makes 12x return on AVG Tech exit

router-led-lights-869240-m Polish private equity firm Enterprise Investors has reportedly sold all its stake in Dutch antivirus software firm AVG Technologies more than two years after its January 2012 listing.

29 August 2014

Highland Capital Management’s private equity head steps down

boardroom 2 Partners and head of private equity at Highland Capital Management Patrick Boyce has stepped down after ten years.

29 August 2014

Blackstone plans to sell New York office tower for $2.25bn

new york Private equity major Blackstone is reportedly planning to sell a New York office tower for around $2.25bn.

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