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12 July 2011

Verdane sells Forte to Finnish telecoms group DNA

Swedish secondaries investor Verdane Capital has sold data communications and security services specialist Forte Netservices to DNA, Finland’s third-largest telecoms operator

11 July 2011

Industry Ventures closes $400m secondary fund

San Francisco-headquartered Industry Ventures has closed its Industry Ventures Fund VI, a $400m secondary fund focused on providing liquidity alternatives for venture capital and technology growth equity investments.

8 July 2011

Committed Advisors closes début secondaries fund on €257m

Paris private equity firm Committed Advisors has closed its debut fund, a secondaries vehicle targeting mature private equity assets, on €257m.

6 July 2011

Lexington Partners raises $7bn for largest ever secondaries fund

US private equity firm Lexington Partners has closed its latest secondary fund on $7bn, the largest sum ever raised for a fund targeting the asset class.

5 July 2011

Shackleton Secondaries sells Tinglobal Stake to NVM PE

UK-based venture capital secondaries specialist Shackleton Secondaries has agreed a partial sale of its interest in computer equipment supplier Tinglobal to NVM Private Equity, marking its ninth profitable realisation.

30 June 2011

AXA Private Equity acquires $740m portfolio from Barclays

European private equity firm AXA Private Equity has signed an agreement with Barclays for the acquisition of a $740m portfolio of limited partnership interests and co-investments in private equity buy-out funds.

28 June 2011

Verdane Capital picks up e-commerce company portfolio

Swedish secondaries investor Verdane Capital has acquired a portfolio of seven e-commerce companies from local media-focused growth capital investors Aggregate Media and B Media Invest.

22 June 2011

Electra Partners makes €26m secondary investment in Steadfast’s Fund II, commits to Fund III

UK fund manager Electra Partners is to continue its relationship with German investor Steadfast Capital, making a €26m secondary commitment to the firm’s second fund, and pledging a cornerstone investment to its next vehicle.

21 June 2011

Sun Capital Partners buys Vitro America assets for $61m

The US private investment firm Sun Capital has acquired all the assets of Vitro America LLC and three other Vitro US subsidiaries through a bankruptcy sale. The purchase price was around $61m.

13 June 2011

Greenhill & Co sells buy-out fund interest for $45m

US boutique investment bank Greenhill & Co has sold its whole stake in buy-out fund Greenhill Capital Partners II as the firm moves to divest itself of non-core assets.

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