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27 August 2014

Riverstone, BNRI in $525m investment deal for North Sea oil exploration company

barents-sea-232758-m Energy-focused private equity firm Riverstone Holdings and Barclays Natural Resource Investments (BNRI) have agreed to invest $200m each in Norway and UK-focused energy company Origo Exploration.

27 August 2014

Warburg Pincus to hire Ziggo CEO as partner

rene Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is set to hire former CEO of Dutch cable business Ziggo René Obermann as a partner.

27 August 2014

CalPERS commits nearly $4.5bn to private equity

cal flag Retirement system CalPERS has made commitments of nearly $4.5bn to private equity funds in the year to date.

27 August 2014

Blackstone’s vivint Solar files for $200m NYSE IPO

solar power Private equity-backed home solar power systems provider Vivint Solar has filed for a $200m IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

26 August 2014

KKR invests $400m for one fifth stake in China chicken producer

rooster-1344145-m Global private equity giant KKR has agreed to invest approximately $400m for an 18 per cent stake in Chinese chicken producer Sunner.

26 August 2014

NEO Investimentos raises more than one-third of Fund III

brazil 2 Brazilian private equity firm NEO Investimentos is seeking $300m for its third fund, which has already raised more than a third of its target.

26 August 2014

Amazon breaks e-commerce record, buys gaming network Twitch for $970m

money Online retail giant Amazon has agreed to buy live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for $970m, replacing Google, which was previously rumoured to be investing in the company.

26 August 2014

KKR brings in Leafgreen trio to boost SE Asia, Indonesia dealmaking

indonesia flag KKR has hired Leafgreen Capital Partners founder Jaka Prasetya as its new credit and special situations head in southeast Asia.

26 August 2014

Oak Hill agreed $1.43bn Berling Packaging MBO from Investcorp

berlin packaging US private equity major Oak Hill Capital Partners has agreed to buy rigid packaging maker Berlin Packaging from Investcorp in a deal worth more than $1.4bn.

26 August 2014

American Securities eyes Metaldyne IPO

metaldyne Private equity-backed car parts manufacturer Metaldyne has filed to raise $150m via an IPO.

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