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28 May 2015

New Enterprise, Speedinvest unveil collaboration to target ‘Best’ European start-ups

seedling-1-1045625-m US-based venture capital specialist New Enterprise Associates and Austria's Speedinvest have unveiled a collaboration that they say could see as much as $55m going in the direction of "the best global companies to emerge from Europe’s burgeoning startup scene".

28 May 2015

Bridgepiont exits aerospace component manufacturer Shimtech in $220m deal

airplane--1437009-m European private equity firm Bridgepoint Development Capital has nabbed a 3-times return after offloading aerospace component manufacturer Shimtech Industries.

28 May 2015

Inflexion scores 3x return through CTC Aviation sale

fighter-plane_sq UK-based Inflexion Private Equity has scored a 3-times return through the sale of pilot training company CTC Aviation.

28 May 2015

Baltimore’s Continental Realty closes fourth PE fund at $164.4m

Continental Realty development Baltimore-based Continental Realty Corp, which owns and manages more than $1.5bn in real estate assets, has closed its fourth fund at approximately $164.4m.

28 May 2015

LP Profile: Roger Johanson, Skandia $

Roger Johanson Building in-house expertise has been the key to Skandia’s successful foray into private equity. Roger Johanson explains how the life insurer is turning a great track record into reduced fees

28 May 2015

Rockaway looking to bring EM companies to the US with new San Francisco office $

US flag at Pearl Harbor European venture capital firm Rockaway Capital has entered the US market with its first office in San Francisco, as it looks to access a ‘greater pool of startups’.

28 May 2015

Ontario Teachers, PSP, Santander launch sustainable infrastructure investment entity

Marcos Sebares, Cubico Spanish banking group Santander is joining forces with two of Canada’s largest pension funds to launch a fund to invest in and manage renewable energy and water infrastructure assets around the world.

28 May 2015

3i offloads medical diagnostic service Labco to Cinven

medical Global private equity firm 3i Group has scored £41m through the sale of medical diagnostic service Labco.

28 May 2015

Allianz Cap Ptners, Bastion Infrastructure buy stakes in 3 Spanish rail assets

Spain map The Allianz Group's in-house alternative investments manager and Canada's Bastion Infrastructure Group have acquired equity interests in three key Spanish infrastructure assets that include Madrid and Barcelona transport facilities, the companies have announced.

28 May 2015

Employee productivity platform Virgin Pulse bags $92m Insight-led investment round

office desk phone Insight Venture Partners has led a $92m financing round for Virgin Pulse, a platform designed to increase employee engagement and productivity.

28 May 2015

Vitruvian invests in online shopping reviews community Trustpilot through $73.5m Series D

internet shopping Vitriuvian Partners has led a $73.5m Series D financing round for online shopping review community Trustpilot.

28 May 2015

CPPIB sells PAI, Welsh Carson stakes to HarbourVest

funds Global private equity firm HarbourVest Partners has reportedly purchased a portion of a $1.5bn fund portfolio from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

28 May 2015

InterWest Partners poaches experiences Alta biotech expert Champsi

syringe healthcare US venture capital firm InterWest Partners has poached experienced Alta Investments executive Farah Champsi as its newest managing director.

28 May 2015

Warburg Pincus eyes $340m CAR share sale amid booming share price

automobile car Private equity major Warburg Pincus is looking to rake in more than $340m selling shares in its listed Chinese car rental portfolio company CAR Inc.

28 May 2015

Aberdeen Asset Management buys US PE firm to bolster alternatives

hand money dollars Aberdeen Asset Management has acquired private equity firm Flag Capital Management to help strengthen its alternatives footprint in the US.

28 May 2015

Swander Pace exits organic meat company in $775m deal

hot dog Consumer-focused private equity firm Swander Pace Capital has offloaded organic meat company Applegate Farms in a $775m deal.

28 May 2015

NY’s Cortec closes latest fund at $1.1bn; will target mid-market companies

Jeffrey Litsitz of Cortec Cortec, the New York-based private equity firm, said it has closed its latest fund at a hard cap of $1.1bn.

27 May 2015

Capricorn, Pine River joins existing investors in Tegile’s $70m round

data storage_lrg Venture capital-backed virtual data storage services provider Tegile Systems has closed a mammoth $70m financing round.

27 May 2015

Strategic Partners buys stake in Vision Capital IV

uk pound sterling coins money Blackstone’s dedicated private equity secondaries division Strategic Partners has purchased a stake in Vision Capital’s fourth fund, AltAssets can reveal.

27 May 2015

KKR and Gulf Bay Group JV buys key land parcel in Florida’s Pelican Bay

beach A newly-formed joint venture between Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and the Gulf Bay Group has purchased what is described as being one of just two remaining developable land parcels in Florida's affluent Pelican Bay area, for a cash payment of $80m.



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