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28 July 2014

Healthscope rallies in ASX debut

hospital Private equity-backed Australian hospital company Healthscope rallied on its first day of trading on the Australian Securities Exchange.

28 July 2014

Sanofi’s $8.5bn mature drug portfolio draws private equity interest

green pills A trio of private equity majors are reportedly interested in French pharmaceutical company Sanofi’s $8.5bn portfolio of older, off-patent drugs.

28 July 2014

UniCredit looks to sell private equity holdings

italia Italian banking group UniCredit is reportedly nearing a deal to sell part of its private equity holdings after a similar transaction last year.

28 July 2014

Club Med board recommends Bonomi’s bid

gulls The board of French holiday group Club Mediterranee has endorsed a €790m bid from Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi.

25 July 2014

LLR and Newspring-backed software company in €250m sale to trade partner Dassault Systèmes

sale-1306463-m Private equity firms LLR Partners and Newspring Capital have handed over their shares in software provider Quintiq to Dassault Systèmes in a deal worth about €250m.

25 July 2014

GenNx360 falls just short of Fund II target in $535m final close

closed locked shut box safe security Industrial turnaround-focused private equity firm GenNx360 Capital Partners has reportedly held a $535m final close for its second fund, falling short of its $600m target.

25 July 2014

ABRY Partners and Centerbridge funds attract up to $75m from Pennsylvania SERS

dollar envelope money The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System has upped its investments in Centerbridge Capital and buyout house ABRY Partners by $75m.

25 July 2014

Minnesota’s Clearwater two thirds to $150m target for latest Private Opportunity vehiclep

greek-sea-1433856-m Minnesota's Clearwater is two thirds of the way to its $150m target for Private Opportunity Fund V after registering $98.8m of commitments.

25 July 2014

CREO Group’s food-focused private equity arm raises over $67m for Fund IIIp

creo capital The private equity arm of LA-based merchant bank CREO Group has pulled in more than $67m for a new fund, AltAssets can reveal.

25 July 2014

Actis sells 9% stake in Alexander Forbes via JoBurg float

old-cash-register-1152031-m Emerging-market private equity firm Actis has exited most of its stake in South African financial services company Alexander Forbes.

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