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28 Jul 2015

KKR creates €500m JV with Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

ireland cobblestone_sq Global private equity major KKR has teamed up with The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to launch a €500m joint venture to fund the Irish house building sector.

28 Jul 2015

Blackstone names Chae to succeed Tosi as CFO

park-avenue-new-york-august-2006-673371-m Blackstone Group, the New York based private equity giant, has named Michael Chae to succeed Laurence Tosi as chief financial officer.

28 Jul 2015

CVC said planning to quit deal for Serco’s Indian biz

India CVC Capital Partners is considering walking away from a $400m acquisition of London-listed Serco's Indian business process outsourcing unit, formerly known as Intelenet, according to a published report out of India.

28 Jul 2015

Patriot Financial Partners within a whisker of $300m Fund II target

usa-flag-830720_1280 Financial services-focused private equity firm Patriot Financial Partners is within a whisker of its $300m target for its second fund, AltAssets can reveal.

28 Jul 2015

Apax backs Spanish RE marketplace idealista

building-500337_640 UK-based private equity firm Apax Partners has backed Spanish online real estate marketplace idealista.

28 Jul 2015

Italian infra firm F2i closes second fund above target, at €1.24bn

Renato Ravenelli F2i Italy's infrastructure invstment specialist, F2i, said it has closed its second F2i Fund at €1.24bn, above its target of €1.2bn, helped by the support of key investors in its first fund.

28 Jul 2015

Israel sees record-breaking high-tech investment despite slump in VC backing $

business-163501_1280 (1) Israeli high-tech companies raised a record $1.12bn in the second quarter of this year despite a fall in the proportion of capital coming from venture capital sources.

28 Jul 2015

Sterling raises its largest fund to date after 3 months on the road

dollars-426023_640 Texas-based private equity firm Sterling Group has raised $1.25bn for its fourth fund, making it its largest fund to date, after just three months of fundraising.

28 Jul 2015

Carlyle passes $2bn for second energy mezzanine fund, nears target

plug-672223_1280 Global private equity major Carlyle Group is well on the way to its target for its second Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund after passing the $2bn mark.

28 Jul 2015

HarbourVest buys stake in Portobello’s second fund

portobello mushroom HarbourVest Partners has reportedly purchased a stake in a fund managed by Spanish private equity firm Portobello Capital, AltAssets understands.

28 Jul 2015

Carlyle Group’s Rubenstein shares views on PE industry with US TV audience

Carlyle Group founder and co-CEO David Rubenstein has stepped out of the industry's famously private shadows in a lengthy, wide-ranging television interview on US television.

28 Jul 2015

Alcedo to launch fourth Italy-focused fund with €175m target

cinque-terre-340348_640 Italian private equity firm Alcedo is looking to launch its fourth fund with a €175m target, seven years after it predecessor, AltAssets understands.

28 Jul 2015

Deliveroo bags $70m Series C round six months after $25m Series B

hamburger-494706_1280 Restaurant meal delivery service Deliveroo has picked up $70m in Series C financing led by Greenoaks Capital and Index Ventures.

28 Jul 2015

GTCR sells healthcare services company Capella in $900m deal

doctor nurse healthcare surgery hospital Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR has offloaded healthcare service provider Capella Healthcare in a $900m deal.

28 Jul 2015

Envision Group taps veteran investor Ahn to lead new evergreen venture fund

evergreen-636831_1280 China's Envision Group has launched a $100m evergreen venture capital fund led by veteran Silicon Valley investor Daniel Ahn.

28 Jul 2015

MidOcean seals exit of aero parts maker Noranco after just two years

aircraft-464296_1280 Mid-market private equity house MidOcean Partners has agreed to sell aerospace engine, structures and landing gear components maker Noranco to trade buyer Precision Castparts after just two years in its portfolio.

28 Jul 2015

CenterSquare Investment’s P.J. Yeatman shares his thoughts on buying property now $

Yeatman_P.J._2013_High Res P.J. Yeatman's strategy for buying property in the US right now, on behalf of CenterSquare, BNY Mellon's real assets investment boutique, is simple. "We like to focus on primary assets in secondary markets, and on secondary assets in primary markets," the Philadelphia-based property expert explains.

27 Jul 2015

Equistone Partners acquires Peter Hahn, Madeleine Mode parent TriStyle

München 2013 Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake in Munich-based TriStyle Mode, which markets apparel throughout Europe under such brands as Peter Hahn and Madeleine Mode, alongside TriStyle's management.

27 Jul 2015

China’s GSR Capital unveils $5bn fund to target global tech deals

china and india map GSR Capital, a China-based, tech-focused investment firm, announced on Monday that it is launching a $5bn fund to invest in global industrial and technology companies.

27 Jul 2015

TSG’s Planet Fitness could hit $1.58bn valuation in IPO

weights-646515_640 TSG Consumer Partners-backed Planet Fitness is expected to be valued at about $1.58bn in its upcoming IPO, AltAssets understands.



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