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29 July 2014

Canada’s Clairvest closes Fund V on $600m hard cap

news_closed2_lrg Clairvest Group has closed its fifth fund on its CAD600m (US$554.4 million) hard cap, according to PEHub.

29 July 2014

Canadian PM’s ex-aide Nigel Wright returns to Onex Corp

toronto Former managing director of Onex Corp Nigel Wright is returning to the Canadian private equity firm after four years of absence. Wright served as a managing director of Onex for 13 years before taking a leave of absence to work as chief of staff for the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada in 2010.[...]

28 July 2014

Private equity-backed Findus to pay €200m dividend via high-risk PIK

lasagna-1207761-m Frozen food business Findus plans to pay its owners Lion Capital, JP Morgan and Highbridge Capital Management a €200m dividend by issuing a payment-in-kind note that Fitch has deemed likely to default.

28 July 2014

Post Oak invests $150m in CP Exploration II

texas oil Energy-focused private equity firm Post Oak Energy Capital has invested $150m in oil and gas exploration company CPX.

28 July 2014

Tech-focused NanoDimension leads $12m round for medical reaction platform

arteriography-391479-m Venture capital firm NanoDimension has led a $12m Series A funding round for human physiology mimicking platform Emulate.

28 July 2014

Blackstone’s secondaries arm adds Mark Burton as principal

ny Blackstone’s secondaries unit Strategic Partners, which is said to be nearing a final close for its sixth fund, has hired Mark Burton to lead its real estate secondaries practice.

28 July 2014

Riverside backs surgical instrument tracking technology company Censis

instruments Private equity firm The Riverside Company has backed Tennessee-based software-as-a-service company Censis Technologies.

28 July 2014

NYC Pension funds up 17.4 per cent, says Comptroller Scott Stringer

nyc The five New York City pension funds have reported a total gain of 17.4 per cent in the last fiscal year.

28 July 2014

JP Morgan to sell $1.3bn loan, security portfolio to Bain’s Sankaty

money dollar coins cash capital JP Morgan is reportedly set to sell about $1.3bn of loans and securities to Bain Capital arm Sankaty Advisors as the US bank scales back non-essential holdings.

28 July 2014

Apollo’s latest credit fund pulls in $813mp

money-8-840239-m Private equity giant Apollo Global Management has pulled in more than $813m for its Financial Credit Investment II vehicle, AltAssets can reveal.

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