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9 Feb 2016

Beringea scores 12x return on partial exit from jeweler Monica Vinader

medallion-1106635_1920 UK-based growth capital investor Beringea has enjoyed a 12-times return from exiting a 60 per cent stake in luxury jewelry brand Monica Vinader.

9 Feb 2016

OpenGate hire former Gores principal Desmond Nugent

Nugent_Desmond.jpg Global private equity firm OpenGate Capital has strengthen its team with the hire of Desmond Nugent as a principal.

9 Feb 2016

LP Profile: John Toomey, HarbourVest $

HV-1681_3 1a Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. With more than three decades’ experience as a private equity investor, global asset manager HarbourVest Partners has been playing the private equity game for as long as anyone.

9 Feb 2016

Core Capital makes first Fund II exit with 2.4x return from PDP Couriers sale

euro-pallets-1160806_1920 UK private equity firm Core Capital Partners has made 2.4-times return from the sale of PDP Couriers, to Air Liquide-owned Cryo International.

9 Feb 2016

Trinity Ventures leads $14m Digital Shadows Series B round

security-265130_1920 Trinity Ventures has led a $14m Series B round for online security business Digital Shadows.

9 Feb 2016

Compass buys interests in Bridgepoint Europe III

compass-940370_960_720 London-headquartered private equity firm Compass Partners has purchased a portfolio of assets from Bridgepoint.

9 Feb 2016

Siparex holds €20m first close for SMEs-focused fund

tunisia-1004116_1920 French private equity firm Siparex has held the first close on €20m for Fonds de Co-Localisation Franco-Tunisien (FCFT), a fund it co-manages with AfricInvest.

9 Feb 2016

Finnish fund of funds investor eQ holds €51m first close for latest fund

flag-of-finland-123273_1280 Finnish investment house eQ Asset Management has held a €51m first close for its latest private equity fund of funds vehicle.

9 Feb 2016

Garrison could grab up to $500m for second debt fund

dollar-17527_1920 (1) Mid-market New York asset management firm Garrison Investment Group is eyeing up to $500m for its second debt fund.

9 Feb 2016

PE group buy Apollo Education in $1.1bn deal

college education graduat A group of private equity firms have purchased for-profit education provider Apollo Education Group in a deal worth $1.1bn.

9 Feb 2016

Blue Ridge makes two hires to expand London operation

hills-1031590_1920 Blue Ridge Partners, a management consulting firm focused on helping companies accelerate revenue growth, has hired Moti Shahani and Vincent Schuller tot Peursem as it expands its London office.

9 Feb 2016

Signia collects $65m for second VC fund

san-francisco-632224-m California-based Signia Venture Partners has raised $65m towards a $100m offering for its second fund, AltAssets understands.

9 Feb 2016

Blumberg Capital collects $177.1m for latest venture fund

register-810546_1920 San Francisco-based venture capital firm Blumberg Capital has so far raised $177.1m for its fourth VC fund, closing in to the set offering amount of $200m, an SEC filing shows.

9 Feb 2016

KKR to buy half of Swedish Välinge via European Fund IV

feet-933087_1920 Global private equity group KKR has agreed to buy a 50 per cent stake in Swedish industrial R&D company Välinge, tapping its European Fund IV to cover most of the cost.

9 Feb 2016

Adveq closes two funds at a combined €425m

euro-733952_1280 European asset manager Adveq has completed a final close for two of its funds at a combined total of €425m.

8 Feb 2016

Lumia Capital leads $40m Series C round for recruitment website Hired

shield-1020318_1920 Lumia Capital, a VC investor focused on technology businesses in emerging markets, has led the latest funding round for online career marketplace Hired.

8 Feb 2016

Mason Wells closes oversubscribed fourth buyout fund on $615m

milwaukee-4080_1920 US mid-market private equity firm Mason Wells has closed its fourth flagship fund on $615m, exceeding the initial target of $550m.

8 Feb 2016

Riverside buys OCS HR to combine with Mintra

Fletcher shipping Global buyout house The Riverside Company has purchased HR, crew scheduling and payroll software provider OCS HR AS for an undisclosed fee.

8 Feb 2016

AnaCap holds final close for Fund III on €850m

businessman-432662_1920 European buyout firm Anacap Financial Partners has held the final close for its third fund on €850m, AltAssets understands.

8 Feb 2016

New duo to head Warburg Pincus China after David Li resigns

china chinese flag Global private equity group Warburg Pincus has appointed Julian Cheng and Frank Wei co-heads of its Chinese operations after David Li left the firm to form his own company.



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