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5 August 2014

Veritas secures $60m commitment from Philadelphia Board of Pensions

GW Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement has approved a commitment of up to $60m to Veritas Capital Fund Management’s latest vehicle.

28 July 2014

Vince Cable calls in regulator for OpCapita-backed Comet administrators

old-brown-suitcase-2-1049630-m The administrators involved in the sale of failing high street chain Comet to equity firm OpCapita have been referred to their regulatory body by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

27 May 2014

Ahlstrom Capital acquires Destia for €148m

Finland Nordic private equity firm Ahlstrom Capital has agreed to acquire road and rail builder Destia from the Finnish government. The deal valued the company, which has annual revenue of €500m and profits of €19m, at €148m, said Reuters. The sale is part of the Finnish government’s plan to divest of €1.9bn worth of assets in[...]

19 May 2014

Andreessen Horowitz backs $15m Series B for government transparency company OpenGov

Venture capital heavyweight Andreessen Horowitz has led a $15m Series B financing round for governmental data analysis business OpenGov.

2 April 2014

Madison Dearborn, CoVant buy LGS Innovations for $200m

dc Private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners and investment group CoVant have bought networking and communications technology specialist LGS Innovations from Alcatel-Lucent in a $200m deal.

5 February 2014

Enlightenment Capital closes debut fund on $80m

dc Washington, DC-based investment firm Enlightenment Capital has closed its debut fund on $80m.

25 November 2013

Enlightenment Capital nears halfway point for debut fundp

enlight Debt and equity investor Enlightenment Capital is nearing the halfway mark for its debut fund after a year on the road, AltAssets has learned.

27 June 2013

US immigration reform must boost already ‘extraordinary’ value to venturep

Statue of Liberty Rising immigrant entrepreneurial contributions to the US economy could be even higher if Congress adopted the right policies on start-ups and high-skilled access to the country, the National Venture Capital Association has said.

11 June 2013

Carlyle-backed Booz Allen tumbles after employee leaks surveillance data

snowden Shares in private equity-backed government consultant Booz Allen dropped after its employee Edward Snowden leaked details of two surveillance programmes run by the national Security Agency.

9 May 2013

UK’s Green Investment Bank mobilises £2.3bn in first five months

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) mobilised £2.3bn of investment into the country’s green infrastructure in its first five months of operation, new figures show.

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