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24 July 2014

CVC eyes new $750m tech fund to follow €10.5bn buyout vehicle

binary_tech_170sq CVC Capital Partners is reportedly back in the fundraising market for a $750m growth vehicle to follow up the €10.5bn mega fund it closed last year.

24 July 2014

Topspin turns back to fundraising seven years after closing debut vehiclep

spinning-top_lrg Lower mid-market US private equity firm Topspin Partners is back in the market for its second fund seven years after closing its debut vehicle, AltAssets can reveal.

23 July 2014

Eurazeo could lose up to €40m as 3S Photonics files for bankruptcy following flood damage to product line

boys-green-eye-1405557-m Eurazeo-backed 3S Photonics has filed for bankruptcy with the French commercial court following a loss of its main product line due to severe floods in Thailand.

23 July 2014

Carlyle seals 4x return in King Services part exit to Blackstonep

tires-898505-m Private equity major Carlyle has made nearly 4x return through the sale of its majority stake in Service King Collision Repair Centers to Blackstone, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

23 July 2014

First Reserve promotes two VPs from buyout funds team

business-tie-4-602448-m Energy-focused private equity major First Reserve has appointed buyout fund team members Jesse Krynak and David McFarland to vice president.

23 July 2014

Max Property to be sold to Blackstone Real Estate for £448m two years ahead of plan

house Property entrepreneur Nick Leslau has reportedly agreed to sell Aim-listed Max Property Group to Blackstone Real Estate Partners for £448m.

23 July 2014

Lexington, AlpInvest eye half JP Morgan $4.5bn buyout arm portfolio

dollars100 Private equity secondaries majors Lexington Partners and AlpInvest are reportedly set to pick up half of JP Morgan buyout arm One Equity Partners’ $4.5bn portfolio.

23 July 2014

Arsenal Capital poaches Providence managing director for IR role

handshake-908059-m New York-based mid-market buyout house Arsenal Capital Partners has hired Providence Equity’s Grace Kim as a principal in its investor relations department.

23 July 2014

Roark exits Fastsigns to Levine Leichtman after more than ten years

sign_lrg Atlanta-based buyout house Roark Capital has finally exited signs and graphics business Fastsigns after Levine Leichtman Capital Partners agreed to pick up the 2003 investment.

23 July 2014

Chinese pork giant WH Group eyes $2.3bn from revived Hong Kong IPO

Smithfield Private equity backed pork production giant WH Group has relaunched its recently scrapped IPO in the hope of raising $2.3bn.

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