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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.

22 April 2014

KKR, UniCredit, Intesa, set up bad loans vehicle

Italian_flag Private equity major KKR has joined forces with Italian banks UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo to set up a bad loans fund.

22 April 2014

Palladium raises hard cap for $1.14bn Fund IV final close

america2_lrg Palladium Equity Partners has easily beaten its target for its fourth fund aimed at the fast-growing US Hispanic market by holding a $1.14bn final close.

22 April 2014

VC investment in smart grid technology “trending up” in recent quartersp

Venture capital funding into smart grid technology companies came in at $101m in 21 deals in Q1 2014, compared to $148m in 31 deals in Q4 2013.

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