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27 Mar 2015

Blackrock, First Reserve join $900m Mexico gas pipeline deal

gas-pipes-370311-m Energy-focused private equity firm First Reserve has teamed up with BlackRock and energy company Petroleos Mexicanos to buy a 45 per cent stake in a Mexican natural gas pipeline project for $900m.

27 Mar 2015

KRG targeting $500m for Fund V, two years after postponing fundraise

denver KRG Capital Partners has finally hit the fundraising trail with its fifth buyout fund, eight years the closing of its predecessor, AltAssets can reveal.

27 Mar 2015

Five-year-old Prostar launches Asia-Pacific infra fund, $200m raised so far

construction digger infrastructure Infrastructure investment firm Porstar Capital has launched a new fund focused on the Asia Pacific region.

27 Mar 2015

Online art collection platform Artsy grabs $25m Catterton-led Series C

the-scream Online art education and collecting platform Artsy has picked up $25m of Series C financing led by consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton.

27 Mar 2015

Aberdeen buys remaining stake in Aberdeen SVG Private Equity

hand money dollars Aberdeen Asset Management has bought SVG Capital’s remaining stake in Aberdeen SVG Private Equity for £29m.

27 Mar 2015

Inflexion to score strong 3.7x exiting fund admin company Sanne via £232m IPO

pounds3_lrg UK-based Inflexion Private Equity has revealed it will make 3.7-times return selling off part of its stake in trust and fund administration service provider Sanne Group via its upcoming flotation on the London Stock Exchange.

27 Mar 2015

Unison Capital: Branching out into Korea $

korea With three successful Japan funds under its belt, and another on its way, Unison Capital is all set to extend its strong track record to the Korean market.

27 Mar 2015

Blackstone’s Indian perfumery SH Kelkar looks to raise a $100m IPO

download (91) Blackstone-backed Indian fragrance maker SH Kelkar and Company is looking to raise around $100m in an IPO.

27 Mar 2015

Apposite bags more than 3.5x money exiting foster care business By The Bridge

childcare Healthcare-focused private equity firm Apposite Capital has made a return of more than 3.5-times through its £44m sale of therapeutic foster care provider By the Bridge.

27 Mar 2015

PAI looks to exit Dutch bra seller Hunkemoller via IPO or private sale

download (2) European private equity major PAI is reportedly exploring a sale or stock market flotation of lingerie company Hunkemoller.

27 Mar 2015

PE-backed Builders FirstSource eyes expansion through ProBuild buyout

building-site_sq Warburg Pincus-backed building products business Builders FirstSource is said to be in discussions about expansion by purchasing peer ProBuild Holdings.

27 Mar 2015

Florida offloads legacy PE portfolio in $350m deal

miami-florida_sq The State Board of Administration of Florida has reportedly sold a $350m legacy private equity portfolio, AltAssets has learned.

27 Mar 2015

HIG Capital-owned Surgery Partners plans $2bn valuation from IPO

surgery1 HIG Capital-backed surgical centre manager Surgery Partners is reportedly planning an IPO which could value it at about $2bn.

27 Mar 2015

Healthcare-focused Flagship raises its biggest fund since 2000 with $537m close

flags-533821-m Massachusetts-based Flagship Ventures said it has nearly doubled the target for its fifth fund by closing the vehicle on $537m, bringing the firm’s aggregate funds under management to $1.4bn.

27 Mar 2015

Platinum moves closer to buying PrimeSource Building Products

screw-world-2-861231-m Platinum Equity is reportedly closing in on a deal to purchase US nail and screw distributor PrimeSource Building Products, AltAssets understands.

27 Mar 2015

HIG bolts on sound and vision busines Monal to portfolio company Tres60 Servicios

radio microphone HIG Capital's European arm has bought sound post-production, image and digital restoration business Monal Group through its Spain-based portfolio company Tres60 Servicios Audiovisuales.

27 Mar 2015

Ohio Police & Fire commits $100m to private equity, real estate

firefighters-1018822-m The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund has reportedly made two commitments of $50m each to Blackstone and real estate investor Gerrity Group.

27 Mar 2015

Flag Capital lands $88m for ninth venture FoF

usflag2_170sq Investment firm Flag Capital Management has edged past the half way mark for its latest venture capital fund of funds vehicle, AltAssets understands.

27 Mar 2015

Ignition fires up new fundraise just two years after last flagship close

fireplace-fire-1423813-m Early-stage venture capital firm Ignition Partners is already back in the market for a new vehicle just two years after closing its sixth fund, AltAssets can reveal.

27 Mar 2015

Israel Growth heads up $26m round for driver behaviour SaaS company GreenRoad

old-oak-in-meadows-1425978-m Israel Growth Partners has led a $26m funding round for US driver and fleet-focused service provider GreenRoad.



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