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27 Sep 2016

Arkéa Capital to back French SMEs with new €200m fund

lavender-894919_640 French private equity investor Arkéa Capital has launched a new €200m fund focused on minority leveraged buyouts in the country's SME sector.

27 Sep 2016

Israeli venture firm Aleph closes Fund II at $180m target

israel-1157540_960_720 Tel Aviv-based venture capital firm Aleph has closed its second fund at its $180m target, three years after its predecessor.

27 Sep 2016

NovaQuest looks to raise up to $400m for new PE fund

money-1459232_960_720 Healthcare-focused NovaQuest Capital Management is looking to raise up to $400m for a new private equity fund, AltAssets can reveal.

27 Sep 2016

Minority shareholder Polaris derails Providence Equity’s agreed buy of Starman

hammer-719066_640 Providence Equity faces a challenge to close the €210m acquisition of Baltic telecoms company Starman as minority shareholder Polaris is making a move to buy the business.

27 Sep 2016

InstarAGF’s infrastructure fund reaches second closing, collects 60% of initial target $

vancouver-1684467_960_720 Canada’s InstarAGF Asset Management has held a second closing of its Essential Infrastructure Fund, putting it at around 60 per cent of its C$750m target.

27 Sep 2016

Indian SME investor Ambit Pragma seals second deal of the year

stethoscope-1584223_1920 Indian small cap private equity investor Ambit Pragma has made its second deal of the year by investing in healthcare services and benefits administration business Vidal Health.

27 Sep 2016

Apax offloads nine-year investment Plantasjen to PE peer Ratos for $148m

garden-gardening-1290908_640 Apax Partners has sold Norwegian gardening accessories retailer Plantasjen to Swedish buyout house Ratos for NOK1.2bn ($148m) after a nine-year holding period.

27 Sep 2016

HQ Capital’s Auda Secondary Fund IV eyes $100m first close

binoculars-1209011_960_720 HQ Capital is looking to announce a first close for its global secondaries fund by the end of the year, AltAssets understands.

27 Sep 2016

UK asset management industry divided on Brexit bringing opportunity or threat $

brexit-1497067_1920 The UK asset and wealth management industry took a pounding to its confidence last month, with Brexit dividing the indsutry on whether it is an opportunity or a threat.

27 Sep 2016

Carlyle puts Sub-Saharan Africa Fund in play to back Amrod acquisition $

orange-1236650_640 Global private equity major Carlyle has picked up South Africa's Amrod in a deal valued at around $50m, a source with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

27 Sep 2016

Cinven, Apollo linked with bids for Uniqa’s Italian insurance units

flag-1343546_1280 Private equity majors Cinven and Apollo Global Management are believed to be in the running for the Italian business of Austrian insurer Uniqa.

27 Sep 2016

Paine & Partners buys food safety solutions provider Global ID

grapes-690230_960_720 Global private equity firm Paine & Partners has bought food safety solutions provider The Global ID Group for an undisclosed fee.

27 Sep 2016

Berkshire Partners sells down long-held Aritzia stake through hefty Toronto IPO

jeans-428614_1920 US private equity house Berkshire Partners has sold down its long-held stake in Canadian women's fashion business Aritzia through an IPO which raised C$400m.

27 Sep 2016

Israel’s Adelph raises $180m for second VC fund

waiting-410328_640 Israeli venture capitalists Michael Eisenberg and Eden Shochat have returned to the market after three years raising $180m for their second VC fund.

27 Sep 2016

New Mountain mulls exit of IRI, could reach $2.5bn valuation

shopping-cart-1276260_1920 New Mountain Capital is reportedly eyeing an exit of a market research company IRI in a deal which could value it at more than $2.5bn.

27 Sep 2016

Carrick backs healthcare payments network InstaMed

medic-563425_960_720 (1) US-based investment firm Carrick Capital Partners has backed healthcare payments business InstaMed with a $50m investment.

27 Sep 2016

Aurelius nears biggest ever revenue deal with Office Depot Europe bid

stapler-428289_1920 Aurelius is nearing the biggest transaction in its history in terms of revenues after submitting a binding offer to acquire the European business of US-based Office Depot.

27 Sep 2016

Chinese investor buys AppLovin for $1.4bn

wallet-1013789_960_720 Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital has purchased US mobile marketing platform AppLovin for $1.4bn.

27 Sep 2016

Cerberus raises $2.14bn from US investors for sixth private debt fund

clock-1461689_640 Turnaround PE specialist Cerberus Capital Management has raised $2.14bn from US investors for its latest private debt fund after a year on the road, AltAssets can reveal.

27 Sep 2016

Canvas Ventures closes oversubscribed second fund on $300m

background-1596025_640 Morgenthaler Ventures spinout Canvas Ventures has held a $300m final close for its second VC fund focused on software services startups.



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