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15 April 2014

Spectrum Equity launches $800m fund

dollars roll_sq Private equity firm Spectrum Equity is reportedly looking to raise $800m for a new fund.

15 April 2014

Onex Corp, Cineplex lead race to buy food and gaming house Dave & Buster’s

dave & buster's Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp is reportedly in pole position to buy restaurant and arcade game chain Dave & Buster’s after teaming up with entertainment company Cineplex.

15 April 2014

Renaissance commits $4m to Plymouth Venture Partners III

Michigan-based fund of funds Renaissance Venture Capital Fund has made a $4m commitment to local VC firm Plymouth Ventures' third fund.

15 April 2014

TSX-listed Onex to go ahead with share buy-back

Toronto-listed private equity firm Onex is to buy back up to 8.6 million shares during the next twelve months.

15 April 2014

Blue Wolf hires Victor Caruso as senior advisor

fighter-jet-plane-aircraft-military-F22 Private equity firm Blue Wolf has appointed aerospace and defence expert Victor Caruso as a senior advisor.

15 April 2014

Thiel’s Mithril leads $40m Series C for train journey planner SilverRail

news_traintrack_lrg Mithril Capital, the venture capital firm co-founded by PayPal’s Peter Thiel, has led a $40m Series C financing round for rail journey planning and management company SilverRail.

15 April 2014

Column Group nears $200m mark for second fund

biotech_lrg Biotech-focused investment firm The Column Group has passed the halfway mark for its $250m-targeting second venture capital fund, according to documents filed with US securities regulators.

15 April 2014

Secondaries veteran Pomona holds $1.75bn hard cap final close for Fund VIII

dollar large_sq Experienced fund of funds and private equity secondaries investor Pomona Capital has held a $1.75bn hard cap close for its latest vehicle.

15 April 2014

Morgan Stanley nears exit for Learning Care Group

Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity is in discussions to exit childcare provider Learning Care Group to mid-market firm American Securities.

15 April 2014

Private equity holds ‘majority of alpha’ for US state pension fundp

“We manage $85bn in 33 funds, investing in 74 different countries, across six continents, within 49 currencies and over 12,000 investment holdings," says WSIB's Gary Bruebaker.

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