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21 July 2014

Blackstone-backed healthcare company Catalent targets up to $935m in New York IPO

medicals-962561-m Private equity giant Blackstone is set to retain its majority holding in healthcare and drug company Catalent when its floats on the New York Stock Exchange later this year.

21 July 2014

Littlejohn strikes first deal since closing fifth fund to buy stake in lumber company from American Industrial Partners

timber Mid(dle)-market private equity firm American Industrial Partners has sold American lumber company Northwest Hardwoods to fellow PE firm Littlejohn three years after its initial investment.

18 July 2014

Seed investor NextView raises $40m for second fund

boston Seed capital investor NextView Ventures has raised $40m for its second fund, which is enarly double the size of its $21m first vehicle raised three years ago.

18 July 2014

TCV to help Dough’s continued rise with $25m financing

dough owl Technology Crossover Ventures has led a $25m financing round for dough, the combined entity of online financial network tastytrade and financial engagement platform dough.com.

18 July 2014

Venture debt firm Multiplier Capital closes oversubscribed debut fund on $227m

20 dollars Venture debt-focused investment firm Multiplier Capital has closed off its debut vehicle after collecting $227m in an oversubscribed fundraise.

18 July 2014

GTCR grabs Cole-Parmer Intruments in $480m buyout from Thermo Fisher

Cole-Parmer US private equity house GTCR has agreed a $480m buyout of the Cole-Parmer Instrument Company from strategic player Thermo Fisher Scientific.

18 July 2014

Spring Mountain Capital collects $35m for small-cap growth fundp

spring mountain stream Investment management firm Spring Mountain Capital has pulled in more than $35m for a new private equity fund focused on growing small-cap companies.

18 July 2014

Plymouth caps eight month fundraise with target-beating final close

great lakes Plymouth Ventures has held a $61m final close for its third fund targeting growth-stage businesses in the Great Lakes region of the US.

18 July 2014

Sycamore Partners plans potential Fred’s take-private buyout

Fred's US buyout house Sycamore Partners has reportedly started talks with listed discount store business Fred’s over a potential takeover.

18 July 2014

Blackstone’s Strategic Partners nears target for Fund VI

money Private equity firm Blackstone’s secondaries unit is reportedly nearing the target for its sixth fund.

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