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14 April 2014

Madison Dearborn exits Nuveen in $6.25bn deal

dollar envelope money Private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners has exited its investment in investment management company Nuveen, which was sold to financial services group TIAA-CREF.

9 April 2014

Private equity firms set to be the most active buyers in insurance sectorp

Despite the tepid M&A volume in the insurance sector since the financial crisis, dealmakers are optimistic that there will be an uptick in activity over the next 12 months, with private equity firms expected to be among the most active buyers.

8 April 2014

Aequitas Capital nears $75m first close for latest fund

T Private equity firm Aequitas Capital is reportedly nearing a first close for its latest fund.

7 April 2014

Lightyear Capital promotes Michal Petrzela to managing director

new york 5_sq New York-based private equity firm Lightyear Capital has promoted Michal Petrzela to managing director.

2 April 2014

Lone Star takes DFC Global private in $1.3bn deal

texas cattle Private equity firm Lone Star has agreed to buy financial services business DFC Global Corp in a $1.3bn take-private deal.

2 April 2014

CDC invests $28m in Indian SME lender Ratnakar Bank

UK development finance investor CDC has invested $28m equity in India’s Ratnakar Bank, taking a 4.8 per cent stake.

2 April 2014

Apax Partners weighs up $500m exit for ALM Media

UK-headquartered buyout firm Apax Partners is said to be considering an exit for legal and commercial real estate publishing house ALM Media.

31 March 2014

LeapFrog seals first Fund II deal with $29m IFMR Capital deal

frog_lrg Africa and Asia-focused financial services investor LeapFrog Investments has made the first deal from its second fund by injecting $29m into India's IFMR Capital.

31 March 2014

Ribbit Capital launches $110m second fundp

payment_lrg Venture capital firm Ribbit Capital is seeking $110m for its second fund, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

31 March 2014

Permira seals buyout of UK wealth manager Bestinvest, eyes Tilney merger

UK buyout firm Permira has completed its acquisition of the UK wealth manager and online investment service Bestinvest from fellow private equity firm 3i.

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