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14 July 2014

Sofinnova Ventures could raise $500m for Fund IX

biotech virus labBiotechnology-focused Sofinnova Ventures is targeting up to $500m for a ninth fund AltAssets reported it had started to raise earlier this month.

14 July 2014

Onex eyes $1.3bn-plus buyout of York Risk Services from ABRY Partners

canada_lrgCanadian private equity major Onex Corp is reportedly in advanced discussions for a $1.3bn-plus buyout of ABRY Partners-owned insurance claims company York Risk Services.

14 July 2014

Roark Capital seeks at least $1.5bn for fourth fund

atlantaRoark Capital Group is reportedly looking to raise at least $1.5bn for its fourth private equity fund.

14 July 2014

Abraaj eyes controlling stake in Egyptian biscuit maker BiscoMisr

BiscoMisr biscuitsThe Middle East’s biggest private equity firm Abraaj Group has revealed plans to buy a controlling stake in Egyptian backed goods and sweets maker BiscoMisr.

14 July 2014

FreshTracks Capital closes third fund on $11.5m

vermontVermont-based venture capital firm FreshTracks Capital has held a final close of $11.5m for its third fund.

14 July 2014

Dog treat delivery service BarkBox bags $15m amid expansion into vet care

BarkBoxThe company behind dog treat subscription delivery service BarkBox has picked up $15m of Series B financing from a host of venture capital firms.

14 July 2014

CalSTRS plans to increase exposure to small, mid-market funds

kaliforniaCalSTRS plans to put a greater focus on small and mid-market buyout, debt-related and emerging market funds in the 2015 fiscal year.

14 July 2014

KarpReilly ready to sell Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill stake after seven years

Z'Tejas tacosConsumer-focused US private equity firm KarpReilly is said to have hired Mastodon Ventures to explore exit options for restaurant chain Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill.

14 July 2014

Blackstone acquires Friends Life’s European wealth advisory unit for £317m

wealthPrivate equity firm Blackstone has agreed to sell Friends Life Group’s European wealth advisory unit Lombard for £317m.

14 July 2014

Exact Holding confirms buyout talks

amsterdamDutch software firm Exact Holding has confirmed takeover talks with suitors that reportedly include private equity majors KKR and Apax.

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