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2 Dec 2016

Ardian picks up majority stake in Germany’s Schwind eye-tech-solutions

eye-1684961_640 French buyout house Ardian has acquired a majority stake in German medtech specialist Schwind from the company's founding family.

2 Dec 2016

Canadian private equity set for slump across 2016 following years of post-financial crisis growth $

maple-482558_1920 Years of steadily increasing activity in the Canadian private equitymarket looks set to come to a close in 2016, with predictions of a 24 per cent drop in PE deal value compared to 2015.

2 Dec 2016

Mountaingate backs HS2 Solutions

gate-869378_640 US private equity house Mountaingate Capital has provided equity financing to HS2 Solutions, a full-service digital transformation agency based in Chicago.

2 Dec 2016

EQT looks at 3.2x return from Automic exit $

laptop-1571702_640 European private equity investor EQT Partners expects to get 3.2-times return on investment through the sale of 2012 investment Automic, AltAssets can reveal.

2 Dec 2016

OTPP London head Jo Taylor promoted to new international role

JoTaylor_2200x2896 Canadian pension giant the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has promoted London office head Jo Taylor to international senior managing director.

2 Dec 2016

EQT taps Fund VII to buy AutoStore

virtual-reality-1802469_640 European buyout house EQT is using capital from its latest fund to back the acquisition of Norway's AutoStore, a provider of automated storage and retrieval solutions.

2 Dec 2016

Carlyle, Citic said to near McDonald’s China, Hong Kong buyout for up to $3bn

mcdonalds-1340199_1280 A consortium of buyout giant Carlyle Group and China's Citic Corp is reportedly beating other private equity competition to near a deal of up to $3bn for McDonald's Corp's Chinese and Hong Kong operations.

2 Dec 2016

NVCA calls on Trump to introduce policies that steer more VC capital to US startups

donald-trump-1301259_640 The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has asked President-elect Donald Trump in an open letter to support policies focused on more investment in US startups.

2 Dec 2016

TDR enjoys strong interest from LPs for latest buyout fund

money-1508434_640 TDR Capital IV has attracted a considerable amount of interest from investors having received more than €5bn in commitment requests, AltAssets understands.

2 Dec 2016

XIO Group picks up $32bn-plus managing Israeli investment house Meitav Dash

shekel-1490026_1920 UK private equity house XIO Group has agreed a deal for $32bn-managing Israeli investment house Meitav Dash.

2 Dec 2016

New Jersey splits $200m between MBK PE Fund IV, EQT Infra III

essex-county-373964_640 The investment arm of the New Jersey Pension Fund has voted allocations for a total of $200m in the MBK's latest private equity fund and the third infrastructure pool of EQT.

2 Dec 2016

Serra Ventures attracts $25m for Fund III, expects final close Q2 2017 $

coins-912278_640 Early stage venture capital firm Serra Ventures has attracted around $25m for its third fund, putting it 50 per cent of the way to its $50m goal, AltAssets can reveal.

2 Dec 2016

Neuberger Berman, Oak Hill funds among $775m Minnesota pension commitments

minneapolis-14043_640 The $80.9bn-managing Minnesota State Board of Investment has revealed another $775m in alternative assets commitments, the bulk of which is dedicated to private equity.

2 Dec 2016

Rockbridge Growth sells Purchasing Power to Flexpoint Ford after tripling EBITDA

e-commerce-402822_1920 Detroit-based Rockbridge Growth Equity has sold employee voluntary benefit e-retailer Purchasing Power to fellow private equity firm Flexpoint Ford.

2 Dec 2016

Silver Oak Services exits long-held Accent Food to Audux

coffee-1576537_1920 Lower mid-market private equity house Silver Oak Services Partners has sold Accent Food Services to Audax Private Equity after eight years in its portfolio.

2 Dec 2016

Industrifonden said to score strong return from Oatly exit

oats-8946_1920 Nordic venture capital investor Industrifonden has sold the majority of its shares in oat drink business Oatly as the company looks to futher expand internationally.

1 Dec 2016

MassPRIM reveals PE as best-yielding asset class in past five years

boston-111239_640 The state pension fund of Massachusetts has revealed in an unprecedented public disclosure of performance data that private equity has brought it by far the highest returns in the past five years.

1 Dec 2016

Innova makes 60% IRR through Wirtualna exit

money-1454013_960_720 CEE-focused private equity firm Innova Capital has nabbed a 60 per cent IRR through the exit of its Wirtualna Polska stake.

1 Dec 2016

Bullpen Capital closes $75m Fund III with VC, angel backing

osborne-1802181_640 Bullpen Capital has held a final close for its third VC fund at $75m with the backing by Greenspring Associates, Venture Investment Associates (VIA), and Oberlin College.

1 Dec 2016

Former MLB stars launch Dugout Ventures, target $50m for debut fund

baseball-field-1563858_960_720 A group of retired baseball legends are looking to raise $50m for a new baseball-focused private equity fund named Dugout Ventures.



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