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5 Feb 2016

GTCR, Ed Fiorentino launch third specialty pharma biz together

health-846863_1920 US mid-market private equity firm GTCR has again joined forces with long-term partner Ed Fiorentino to form another specialty pharmaceuticals-focused business.

5 Feb 2016

Microsoft deal best option for Swiftkey, Octopus exec says $

Jo Oliver Exiting UK technology company SwiftKey to Microsoft was the best option for the business at this stage, Octopus Ventures investment director Jo Oliver told AltAssets.

5 Feb 2016

Matrix Partners collects $500m for fourth China fund

china flag Venture capital firm Matrix Partners has raised $500m for its latest China-focused fund.

5 Feb 2016

Brookfield, Starwood may exit hotel portfolio in Germany

berlin-951616_1920 Brookfield Property Partners and Starwood Capital Group are said to be planning a sale of a German hotel portfolio valued at €700m.

5 Feb 2016

Spain lacks domestic LPs but fundraising has improved says exec $

spain-379535_1920 Spain needs to bring more domestic investors into the private markets, despite the private equity market has gone from strength to strength since the financial crisis according to executive.

5 Feb 2016

Dunedin backs £80m investment in UK financial consultancy Alpha

british-pounds-166847_640 Mid-market UK private equity house Dunedin has taken part in an £80m investment in London-based company Alpha Financial Markets Consulting.

5 Feb 2016

Newly-rebranded Alpina Partners closes latest PE fund on €140m $

22395de Alpina Partners, formerly WHEB Partners, has held the final closing of its latest private equity fund on €140m.

5 Feb 2016

Khosla, Access help Opendoor close $80m Series C

china doorway Khosla Ventures and Access Venture Partners were among the investors in Opendoor’s $80m Series C financing round.

5 Feb 2016

National Bank of Greece completes PE spin out

greek greece flag The National Bank of Greece has sold its private equity holdings to Deutsche Bank Private Equity and Goldman Sachs Asset management.

5 Feb 2016

Honolulu event invite startup Hobnob gets $2.25m VC backing

fireworks-1758_640 Honolulu-based mobile event invite business Hobnob has picked up $2.25m of seed funding from investors including Norwest Venture Partners and Aspect Ventures.

5 Feb 2016

EQT’s €1.4bn EEW exit marks largest Chinese direct investment in a German company

power-poles-503935_1920 European private equity house EQT has agreed the €1.4bn sale of German energy-from-waste business EEW to Beijing Enterprises.

5 Feb 2016

Oregon re-ups into Vista Equity’s latest fund

dollar-bill-1088855_1920 US private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has placed an $8bn target on its sixth fund after landing a commitment from the Oregon Investment Council.

5 Feb 2016

Juri Jenkner moving to Partners Group’s private infra team

Juri_Jenkner Juri Jenkner, formerly co-head of private debt at Swiss PE investor Partners Group, will be one of the two people leading the firm's private infrastructure activities.

5 Feb 2016

Silver Lake invests $500m in Symantec in wake of $7.4bn Carlyle Veritas unit deal

electronic-devices-514185_1920 Silver Lake Partners has invested $500m in tech giant Symantec in the wake of the cut-price $7.4bn buyout of the company 's Veritas data storage unit by Carlyle.

5 Feb 2016

SET Ventures nears €60m for second smart energy fund, eyes Q1 final close

light-bulbs-1125016_1920 Amsterdam-based early stage investment firm SET Ventures is expecting to hit a final close for its second smart energy fund at the end of the first quarter.

5 Feb 2016

Sports Authority in talks with TPG to reorganise bankruptcy

football-452569_640 US sporting goods chain Sports Authority is reportedly in talks with TPG Capital Management as it looks to reorganise its bankruptcy proceedings, AltAssets understands.

5 Feb 2016

Polaris takes over majority stake in Danish Configit

car-47848_1280 Denmark's Polaris Private Equity has bought a 65 per cent interest in software company Configit from the management and local IT entrepreneur Michael Moesgaard Andersen.

5 Feb 2016

Europe offers “limitless opportunities” for Creandum €180m Fund IV, GP says $

Staffan Helgesson, Creandum There are limitless opportunities for investing in European start-up businesses over the long run, Staffan Helgesson, GP of Nordic venture capital firm Creandum, told AltAssets.

5 Feb 2016

Juggernaut smashes Fund II total by passing $300m for third vehicle

hammer-682767_1920 Mid-market US private equity house Juggernaut Capital Partners has passed the $300m mark for its third fundraise, putting it within touching distance of its target.

5 Feb 2016

General Catalyst raises $845m from two funds

matchstick-20237_640 US venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners has closed its fund at $845m, making it the firm’s largest pool of capital raised in its 15 year history.



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