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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.

25 July 2014

Advent-led consortium in bid for struggling Balkan banking giant

Balkans Global buyout house Advent International is reportedly has reportedly teamed up with a Bulgarian-Russian consortium to bid for Hypo Alpe Adria’s Balkan bank network.

25 July 2014

SFW said to seal 3x return exiting AGDATA to Vista Equity

programming code software binary Analytical tools-focused private equity firm SFW Capital Partners has reportedly made a three-times return selling strategic data business AGDATA to Vista Equity Partners.

25 July 2014

UK private equity firm NorthEdge makes £15m investment in disease law specialist

balance-875412-m Northern UK-focused NorthEdge Capital has invested £15m in industrial disease law practice Roberts Jackson.

24 July 2014

Carlyle makes 3x return in €100m ADA Cosmetics sale to Ardianp

shampoo-gold-110154-m Buyout house the Carlyle Group has tripled its money selling ADA Cosmetics to fellow private equity firm Ardian.

24 July 2014

African PE, VC Association hires ex-Coller, EY employee Kelso to head strategy and research

africa The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has hired former Coller Capital and EY employee Dorothy Kelso as a director and head of strategy and research.

24 July 2014

EQT taps Mid Market fund to buy Asia credential verification service Dataflow

passport-209301-m The Mid Market team at Nordic buyout house EQT has acquired Dataflow Verification Services from the company’s founders.

24 July 2014

KKR takes $2bn AUM hit driven by Energy Future bankruptcyp

gas hob energy Global buyout house KKR’s fee-paying assets under management fell by $2bn in the second quarter as the bankruptcy of utilities portfolio company Energy Future Holdings drove home.

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