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20 August 2014

Chicago Growth Executives secure $350m for new fund

chicago Two executives from Chicago Growth Partners have secured more than $350m to invest in rapidly growing companies.

20 August 2014

L Capital Asia to invest $80m in Korea ‘Gangnam’ talent agency

download (2) The private equity arm of French retail mammoth LVMH is reportedly set to buy $80m worth of shares in South Korean company YG Entertainment whose artists include rapper Psy of Gangnam Style fame.

20 August 2014

LBO Italia sells Corvette Pharmaceutical to fellow pharma company for €120m

download Private equity firm LBO Italia Investimenti has sold Corvette Pharmaceutical Services Group to strategic partner Recipharm.

20 August 2014

Dubai regulator eases rules for private equity fund managers

dubai-5_sq Dubai’s financial regulator has amended the region’s financial rules to attract more fund managers, including private equity funds.

20 August 2014

Nasdaq leads stock exchanges in ECM activityp

nyse The Nasdaq exchange has taken the top spot in global equity capital markets activity for the first time in 14 years.

20 August 2014

Carlyle raises $1.86bn for international energy fund

old-cash-register-1152031-m Private equity giant Carlyle has registered $1.86bn commitments for its International Energy Partners fund.

20 August 2014

Nordic Capital picks up ABB Full Service from parent business

ABB full service European buyout major Nordic Capital has agreed to buy ABB Group’s performance-based maintenance business ABB Full Service.

20 August 2014

Wisconsin backs five funds managed by Warburg, others with $385m

50dollars The $104bn-managing State of Wisconsin Investment Board has committed capital to seven private equity funds being raised by firms including Warburg Pincus and CapVest.

20 August 2014

Montana Board of Investments commits $95m to five funds

montana Montana Board of Investments has committed $95m to five private equity, debt and real estate funds.

20 August 2014

Hony, Zoomlion bet on Chinese agricultural growth in $450m Chery deal

Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital has picked up a 20 per cent stake in farm machinery business Chery Heavy Industry in a RMB696m ($113m) deal.

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