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3 Aug 2015

PE-backed SoulCycle hires banks ahead of IPO

cycling-655565_640 Private equity-backed fitness chain SoulCycle is looking to raise $100m after filling with US regulators for an initial public offering.

3 Aug 2015

Europe’s Castik Capital seals €1bn debut fundraise

money-505487_1280 New European private equity firm Castik Capital has sealed one of the largest first-time fundraises on the continent by hitting its €1bn had cap.

2 Aug 2015

KKR co-founder Jerome Kohlberg dies age 90

park-avenue-new-york-august-2006-673371-m Jerome Kohlberg Jr, one of the three men who built one of New York's most famous leveraged-buyout businesses, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, has died at the age of 90.

31 Jul 2015

Idea Capital’s Taste of Italy fund has €140m 2nd close; buys restaurant chain stake $

Federico Cellina of Ideal Capital Italian private equity firm Idea Capital Funds has announced the second close of its Taste of Italy fund at €140m, as it targets €200m.

31 Jul 2015

Morgan Stanley PE Asia takes stake in China Network Systems on behalf of Far EasTone

television Morgan Stanley's Asian private equity operation is to take a stake in local Taiwanese network TV operator China Network Systems, as part of a deal aimed at enabling another Taiwanese broadcaster, Far EasTone Telecommunications Co Ltd, to eventually acquire the holding.

31 Jul 2015

Rise of family offices, simple structure key for Vistara’s rapid debut fund, exec reveals $

randy The rise of family offices, a simple fund structure, and the individual experience of its co-founders helped Vistara Capital Partners close its debut fund on $100m after just four months, according to managing partner Rang Garg.

31 Jul 2015

Silversmith Capital could collect up to $450m for debut growth fund

necklace-518275_1280 Silversmith Capital Partners, the Boston growth equity firm founded earlier this year by two former Bain Capital Ventures execs, has confirmed it could gather up to $450m for its debut fund.

31 Jul 2015

UPDATE: KKR to invest $150m in listed Indian polyester maker

India KKR is to invest about $150m million in JBF Industries, a Mumbai-based, stock exchange-listed polyester maker, the Financial Times reported on Friday, the day the publication said the deal was expected to be formally announced.

31 Jul 2015

21 Partners looks to close Fund III above €300m target after buying Poligof

nappy diaper 21 Partners is looking to close its third fund above its €300m target after agreeing to purchase blacksheet film maker Poligof, marking the second investment from 21 Investimenti III Fund.

31 Jul 2015

Florida SBA backs PE, real estate funds with more than $1.18bn

lake-santa-fe-707200_1280 The $181bn-managing Florida State Board of Administration has revealed more than $1.18bn of new commitments to private equity and real estate vehicles, it has emerged.

31 Jul 2015

Brazos scores 3x return through Vision Source sale

glasses Dallas-based buyout house Brazos Private Equity Partners is set to score a 3-times return through the sale of Vision Source, AltAssets has learned.

31 Jul 2015

LBO France exits Flash Europe, Tractel investments

paris_france LBO France, the established French private equity group, has announced it is exiting two of its investments, but isn't saying how much it is selling them for, or how much money they made for its investors.

31 Jul 2015

Foundry raises another $225m fund

emerald-lake-594983_640 US venture capital firm Foundary Group has closed its fifth fund on $225m, two years after its predecessor.

31 Jul 2015

Centre Partners eyes $800m sale of frozen meal maker Bellisio

pasta-712664_1280 US private equity firm Centre Partners Management is reportedly looking to sell frozen meals business Bellisio Foods for up to $800m including debt.

31 Jul 2015

Tim Draper’s seed investment fund nears halfway point for Fund V raise

Tim Draper Draper Fisher Jurvetson seed-stage investment affiliate Draper Associates has pulled in more than $67m for its fifth fund

31 Jul 2015

Fidelity National in talks to buy PE-backed SunGard for $9bn

data storage_lrg Payment service provider Fidelity National Information Services is reportedly in exclusive talks to acquire private equity-backed SunGard Data Systems, AltAssets understands.

31 Jul 2015

Sweden’s EQT Partners to exit Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo to Telekom Austria

television 2 EQT Partners, the Swedish private equity group, said it is to sell exit its stake in Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo to Telekom Austria Group.

31 Jul 2015

Pomona Capital buys stake in Mithras Fund

handshake-671413-m New York-based private equity firm Pomona Capital has purchased an entire stake in a Mithras Capital Partners-managed fund, AltAssets understands.

31 Jul 2015

Northgate backs Latin America-focused satellite communications company Elara

antenna-510871_1280 Northgate Capital has picked up a majority stake in Latin American satellite telecommunications business Elara Communications which could see it invest up to $38m in the company.

31 Jul 2015

Accel-KKR looks to raise over $1bn for new fund

dollars cash money Technology-focused private equity Accel-KKR is back on the fundraising trail with a new fund targeting more than $1bn, AltAssets can reveal.



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