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22 April 2014

PwC confirms biggest quarter for venture investing since 2001 with $9.5bn of dealsp

dollar envelope money Venture capital investment hit $9.5bn in the first quarter of 2014 according to the latest PwC MoneyTree report, confirming earlier research suggesting the quarter was the busiest for the asset class since 2001.

22 April 2014

CapStreet hits $325m cap for fourth fundp

texas cattle Private equity firm CapStreet has beaten the target for its fourth fund and reached its $325m hard cap, AltAssets has learned.

22 April 2014

CalSTRS extends underserved communities investment with new $101 BAML fund commitmentp

california map US pension giant CalSTRS has renewed its arrangement with fund manager Bank of America Merrill Lynch through a new $101m vehicle.

22 April 2014

TPG-backed AirBNB to appear in court over illegal rentals

new york 5_sq More than half of New York-based apartments listed on TPG-backed letting website AirBNB were offered illegally.

22 April 2014

Mansa Capital eyes new growth healthcare vehicle with SBA backing

hospital healthcare medical IV i-v drip Healthcare-focused private equity firm Mansa Capital Management is eyeing a new growth vehicle to take advantage of potential backing from the US Small Business Administration.

22 April 2014

Catterton Partners agrees $165m exit for Van’s Natural Foods

Consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners has agreed to sell its stake in Van’s Natural Foods to Hillshire Brands Company for $165m.

22 April 2014

Centerview Capital ex-Pamplona executive Brian Ratzan as partner

boardroom2_lrg Private equity firm Centerview Capital has hired former head of US private equity at Pamplona Capital Management Brian Ratzan as a partner.

22 April 2014

Hammond Kennedy Whitney closes Fund IV on $316m

dollars roll_sq US private equity firm Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co has held a $316m final close for its fourth buyout fund.

22 April 2014

CPPIB helps JW Childs recapitalise third fund

canada_lrg Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has provided $477m to recapitalise private equity firm JW Childs’ third fund.

22 April 2014

Investcorp, Freeman Spogli team up to buy Totes Isotoner from MidOcean, Bruckmann

mud-shoe_sq Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp and US buyout house Freeman Spogli have teamed up to buy umbrella, shoe and accessories business Totes Isotoner.

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