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4 Mar 2015

LDC to benefit from ‘natural partnership’ between tech and financial servicesp

Jonathan Caswell LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, is extolling the virtues of financial technology companies, or fintech, with the UK named as a hub for such investments.

4 Mar 2015

Frontier Capital catapults past target in $390m Fund IV final close

Software and services-focused growth investor Frontier Capital has held a $390m final close for its fourth fund, easily exceeding its $300m target.

4 Mar 2015

China’s Cheyipai drives away with $110m from existing VC investors

cuba-cars-503705-m China-based used car trading platform Cheyipai has raised $110m in a Series D financing round from existing investors.

4 Mar 2015

CPPIB infra head Koettering moves to Singapore’s GIC after 6 years

dr-andreas-köttering Head of infrastructure at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Andreas Koettering has reportedly joined Singapore sovereign wealth investor GIC.

4 Mar 2015

Veritas Capital-backed hospital data company Truven eyes $3bn IPO

data storage_lrg Data provider Truven Health Analytics is reportedly looking to launch an IPO around three years after it was bought by private equity firm Veritas Capital Fund Management.

4 Mar 2015

Summit exits investment fund software provider Multifonds

download (64) Boston-headquartered Summit Partners has sold fund administration software provider Multifonds in a €235m deal.

4 Mar 2015

KPCB’s Doerr tells court he is a ‘strong advocate’ for women at Pao trial

IMG_3043lowres Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers venture capital exec John Doerr has claimed he has been a ‘strong advocate’ for women at the gender discrimination lawsuit brought against the firm by former partner Ellen Pao.

4 Mar 2015

3i-backed drink bottling business Refresco confirms Amsterdam IPO plans

Refresco Gerber 3i-backed Dutch soft drink bottling business Refresco Gerber has confirmed it plans to list on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange.

4 Mar 2015

DuPont offloaded 8 fund stakes last year

grab money capital dollar DuPont Capital made a ‘tactical decision’ to sell eight private equity fund positions in the second half of last year, AltAssets understands.

4 Mar 2015

KKR will stick by ex-CIA head Petraeus despite fall from grace

David_H._Petraeus_square Global buyout house KKR has said it will keep on chairman of its global institute division David Petraeus, despite his pleading guilty to mishandling classified information which he accessed as former CIA director.

4 Mar 2015

Draper Triangle moves past halfway mark for third fund

pittsburgh_pennsylvania_fountain_170sq Pittsburgh-based venture capital firm Draper Triangle Ventures is more than halfway to its $125m target for its third fund, AltAssets can reveal.

4 Mar 2015

CVC to halve stake in Spanish tollroad operator Abertis in €1bn deal

never-end-road-1234043-m UK private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is set to pull in around €1bn by offloading a 7.5 per cent stake in Spanish tollroad company Abertis.

4 Mar 2015

Olympus eyes $1.5bn from exit of plastic cutlery, plate maker Waddington Group

Waddington cutlery US private equity firm Olympus Partners is reportedly exploring a sale of 2012 investment The Waddington Group which could see it valued at about $1.5bn.

4 Mar 2015

Arlington looking to offload Novetta

download (63) Private equity-backed internet security company Novetta Soultions is exploring a sale which could value the company at more than $650m, AltAssets understands.

4 Mar 2015

CPPIB, Terra Firma-backed AWAS sells 90 aircraft to Macquarie for $4bn

plane-interior_sq The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and UK private equity firm Terra Firma have agreed a deal in which portfolio company AWAS will sell 90 aircraft to Macquarie Group for $4bn.

4 Mar 2015

CDPQ, Hermes get green light to pick up UK government’s Eurostar stake for £585m

download (5) The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure have agreed to buy a 40 per cent stake in high speed rail service Eurostar International from the UK government.

4 Mar 2015

Driving Africa Forward: Growing Private Equity Investmentp

Alex-Handrah-Aime-1 Emerging Capital Partners managing director Alex-Handrah Aimé reflects on record private equity fundraising in Africa and what the continent could offer LP investors.

4 Mar 2015

ARBY to exit German data centre operator e-shelter

download (62) US private equity firm ARBY Partners is set to sell its stake in German data centre operator e-shelter to ICT solutions business NTT.

4 Mar 2015

Private equity bidding for ICBPI intensifies, offers near €2.4bn

italian-flag-734116-m More private equity firms are lining up to bid for Italian banking services business ICBPI, it is understood.

4 Mar 2015

Carrick provides oil and gas software provider Seven Lakes with $20m

san-francisco-632224-m San Francisco-based investment firm Carrick Capital Partners has closed a $20m Series A financing round in oil and gas software solutions provider Seven Lakes Technologies.



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