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8 July 2014

Illinois SBI considers changes to asset mix

chicago The Illinois State Board of Investment is reportedly reviewing its asset allocation targets to reduce volatility. The decided to change it assets allocation  mix after lowering its assumed rate of return on investments to 7.25 per cent, said Pensions and Investments. As at the end of May, Illinois SBI had asset allocation targets of five[...]

8 July 2014

Carlyle fund valuations rise 5% in second quarter

washington Private equity firm Carlyle reported that its carry fund valuations climbed five per cent in the second quarter of this year, taking the increase in its portfolio value for the past 12 months to 20 per cent.

8 July 2014

Germany’s Aareal, Berlin Hyp join race for Westimmo

euro wallet German property lenders Aareal and Berlin Hyp are reportedly preparing to bid for mortgage bank Westimmo, which could be valued at more than €300m.

8 July 2014

Welsh Carson exits 2011 GlobalCollect investment in €820m Ingenico buyout

debit credit card machine payment US private equity firm Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe is exiting its stake in payment solutions provider GlobalCollect as the company is picked up by strategic buyer Ingenico Group for €820m.

8 July 2014

KKR exits WILD Flavors through €2.3bn cash sale

WILD Flavors US buyout giant KKR has exited its investment in food and drink industry ingredients supplier WILD Flavors in a €2.3bn cash sale of the business to Archer Daniels Midland.

8 July 2014

Goldner Hawn exits Transport America in $310m deal

truckload Minneapolis-based private equity firm Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison has exited its investment in truckload carriage and logistics services provider Transport America, which was sold to TransForce for $310m.

8 July 2014

Equistone taps Fund IV for 21st time with $100m Concept Life Sciences backing

biotech lab clinic research UK-based buyout house Equistone Partners Europe has made its 21st deal from its €1.5bn Fund IV by investing $100m in newly-created lab business Concept Life Sciences to help it make three acquisitions.

7 July 2014

Z Capital smashes $500m target in final close for latest special situations fund

letter Z Turnaround and restructuring-focused private equity firm Z Capital Partners has held a final close for its latest vehicle 50 per cent above it $500m target.

7 July 2014

Doughty doubles money on Quirón investment through exit to CVC

quiron hospital barcelona European private equity firm Doughty Hanson has doubled its initial investment in Spanish private hospital group Quirón by selling its stake to CVC Capital Partners.

7 July 2014

Cinven’s Spire prices IPO at 210p to 300p

spire Private equity-backed hospital operator Spire Healthcare Group is set to be valued at up to £1.2bn in its upcoming IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

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