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13 August 2014

Francisco Partners eyes 47.7% stake in Israeli software company Sapiens for $450m

data-binary Tech-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners is reportedly in talks to buy a controlling share of software company Sapiens in a deal estimated to be worth $450m.

13 August 2014

Paine & Partners pulls past halfway point for first flagship fund since financial crash

harvest wheat combine Food and agriculture-focused private equity firm Paine & Partners is more than halfway to its $850m target for its first flagship fund since the financial crash.

13 August 2014

Olympus passes halfway mark for second Asia Environmental fundp

nippon Private equity firm Olympus Capital Asia has passed the halfway mark for its $300m-targeting second fund focused on the environmental and cleantech industries, AltAssets has learned.

13 August 2014

CVC considers £4bn joint bid with Singapore government to buy cement company assets

cement-mixer-118250-m Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is reportedly in talks with Singapore's Government Investment Corporation about jointly acquiring assets of European cement companies Holcim and Lafarge for £4bn.

13 August 2014

Carlyle commits to Chinese classified ads with minority Ganji.com investment

online shopping retail US buyout giant The Carlyle Group has made a minority investment in Chinese online and mobile classified ad business Ganji.com.

13 August 2014

PSERS commits $800m to five funds

penn The Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System has approved commitments of up to $800m to five credit, buyout, venture and hedge funds.

13 August 2014

Buyout majors in Bogner’s sights as veteran winter clothes maker eyes €250m sale

Bogner Private equity firms including Blackstone, Permira and 3i are reportedly being targeted as potential buyers of upmarket German winter clothing maker Bogner.

13 August 2014

Private equity firm Platte River in new oil and gas investment partnership

oil-775063-m Colorado-based Platte River Equity has announced a partnership with three midstream energy industry executives to form energy investment partnership First River Energy.

13 August 2014

Qualcomm Ventures invests $17.8m in 360-degree video camera maker 360fly

Qualcomm Ventures has invested $17.8m of Series B financing for Catterton Partners-backed 360-degree video camera software platform 360fly.

13 August 2014

Reed Elsevier in $5.6m Series C for agriculture-focused tech firm

kansas-1166902-m Reed Elsevier Ventures has taken part in a AUD6m ($5.6m) round of funding for Australian agricultural cloud software company Agworld.

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