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4 Sep 2015

EQT Infra II acquires Mongstad Supply Base

oil-ship_lrg EQT Infrastructure II, the second fund in an infrastructure strategy being offered by the EQT private equity group, said it has acquired Mongstad Supply Base, a key Norwegian port serving the oil and gas industry in the North Sea, from Wimoh Invest.

4 Sep 2015

Q&A: Cairngorm’s Andrew Steel talks up the UK market in wake of maiden fund close $

Andrew Steel Earlier this week Cairngorm held a £50m first and final close for its maiden fund, just a year after launching. Steel offers his perspective on the UK private equity market, what investors are looking and the role Cairngorm can play as a newcomer to the market.

4 Sep 2015

Abraaj picking up commitments for second Latin America fund

globe-609225_1280 Global emerging markets investment major Abraaj is picking up capital for its second Latin America fund, AltAssets can reveal.

4 Sep 2015

ZelnickMedia collects $360m for new fund

money-1035681-m New York-based ZelnickMedia, has collected just over $360m for its second private equity fund, AltAssets can reveal.

4 Sep 2015

Wadinko sells stake in recycling business AKG to Veolia Group

classroom-470680_1280 Dutch private equity firm Wadinko has sold part of its stake in recycling business AKG Plastics Group to trade player Veolia Group after almost a decade in its portfolio.

4 Sep 2015

Cinven, CVC to score 2.3x return on Avolon through $2.5bn HNA buyout

airplane-1157211-m Private equity majors Cinven and CVC will see a 2.3x return on their investments in Avolon, the aircraft leasing business they helped create four years ago, through an agreed sale to China's HNA Group, AltAssets can reveal.

4 Sep 2015

Battery, Greylock both hire an executive-in-residence

interview hire job suit tie Battery Ventures and Greylock Partners have both bolstered their teams with the hire of an executive-in-residence, AltAssets understands.

4 Sep 2015

Sequoia continues Chinese investment by backing Baidu’s school study platform Zuoyebang

Sequoia Capital and Legend Capital have invested in a Series A round for after school study Q&A platform Zuoyebang, which is owned by Chinese search engine giant Baidu.

4 Sep 2015

Indian lingerie retailer Zivame gets Malaysian government fund, IDG backing

04092015_MB Malaysian government investment fund Khazanah Nasional has taken part in an INR2.5bn ($37.5m) Series C funding round for Indian lingerie retailer Zivame.

4 Sep 2015

Thoma Bravo sells Sirius Computer to Kelso & Co

woman computer US private equity firm Thoma Bravo has sold IT solutions provider Sirius Computer Solutions to buyout house Kelso & Company.

4 Sep 2015

Primary Capital sells luxury hotel shampoo, lotion maker to Ardian’s ADA Cosmetics

bathroom-490781_1280 UK-based private equity firm Primary Capital has exited its seven-year investment in luxury skin care products business Pacific Direct to Ardian portfolio company ADA Cosmetics.

4 Sep 2015

PAI reported to have hired banks, ahead of predicted Perstorp IPO

chemicals The French private equity firm PAI Partners is reported to have moved another step closer to exiting its Swedish chemicals holding, Perstorp, with news that it has chosen Morgan Stanley, Nordea and Carnegie to oversee a possible stock market listing.

4 Sep 2015

Eurazeo leads €33m investment in Vestiaire

dresses-816033_640 European private equity firm Eurazeo and a consortium of existing investors have backed French online marketplace Vestiaire Collective with a €33m investment.

4 Sep 2015

PE-backed Colt approaches deal to end bankruptcy

suit-673697_640 Private equity-backed gun maker Colt Defense is closing in on a deal to bring it out of bankruptcy, but will still face an auction if it fails to do so.

3 Sep 2015

Texas teachers’ pension fund to open office in London

Vaughn Brock_TRS 2012 In what is being seen by some industry observers as an unusual move for a US pension fund, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas is to set to open an office in London.

3 Sep 2015

Iconiq leads $75m Series D in cloud security provider Netskope

clouds-1444573-m Iconiq Capital has led a $75m Series D financing in cloud security provider Netskope alongside the company’s existing investors.

3 Sep 2015

HIG sells German HR services group 7S

typewriter-801921_640 Global private equity firm HIG Capital has sold HR services provider 7S Group to manpower, bringing an end to a five-year investment.

3 Sep 2015

Limited Partners’ trade group calls for more uniform PE reporting

magnifying glass pixabay The Institutional Limited Partners Association, which represents more than 300 pension funds and other private equity fund investors globally, is launching an effort to establish "more robust and consistent standards for fee and expense reporting and compliance disclosures among investors, fund managers and their advisers".

3 Sep 2015

Stop the presses: FTV Capital leads $42m round for NewsCred

online payment shopping euro FTV Capital, a New York-based, "multi-stage" growth-equity investment firm, was the lead investor in a $42m funding round raised by NewsCred, a content marketing software company.

3 Sep 2015

KPCB bolsters management with Hsieh promotion

Wen Hsieh Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has expanded its senior management team with the promotion of Wen Hsieh.



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