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21 October 2016

Wisconsin SIB plans to boost PE, private RE allocations by $1bn in next five years

milwaukee-1651820_640The State of Wisconsin Investment Board will aim to expand private equity and private real estate allocations by $1bn each over the next five years.

21 October 2016

TPG names Peter Smith head of originations of RE debt arm

businessman-598033_640Peter Smith is the new head of originations at TPG Real Estate Finance Trust, the real estate debt platform of global alternative asset firm TPG.

21 October 2016

Africa can not rely on global LPs, more needs to come from local sources says AVCA exec $

africa-290434_960_720-3Despite Africa seeing an increase in investor appetite for real estate, the lack of involvement from local LPs in the private equity is still a long way off from materialising according to AVCA’s Ponmile Osibo.

21 October 2016

Sequoia ends four-year chase of Polyvore CEO Jess Lee, makes her firm’s first ever VC

Jess Lee, Sequoia, PolyvoreSequoia Capital is said to have finally managed to recruit Polyvore CEO Jess Lee after a four-year long headhunt and has appointed her investing partner in the US.

21 October 2016

Equistone agrees to sell Hornschuch to Benecke-Kaliko

euro-1166051_1280 (1)European investment firm Equistone has agreed to sell its majority stake in Konrad Hornschuch, eight years after buying the company.

21 October 2016

OfficeFirst Immobilien rejects approach from Blackstone, eyes IPO next year

cambridge-66714_960_720OfficeFirst Immobilien’s owner has rejected an approach from Blackstone and will reportedly wait until next year to make another attempt to list the business.

21 October 2016

UK gov hires Evercore to explore sale of Royal Mail PE assets

post-314636_640Evercore Partners has been tasked by the UK government to find buyers for a portfolio of private equity assets acquired as part of the Royal Mail nationalisation three years ago.

21 October 2016

CPPIB, BC Partners-backed Altice USA eyes 2017 IPO

raisting-1010862_960_720Private equity-backed Altice USA, a cable operator that Altice NV put together by buying Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, is reportedly eyeing an IPO.

21 October 2016

Harvest hoping for strong return through potential $2bn Athletico sale

physical-therapy-1198344_1920Harvest Partners is reportedly eyeing a valuation of close to $2bn for portfolio company Athletic Physical Therapy through a sale, just two years after it backed the business.

21 October 2016

Various PE firms look to buy East European beer brands from Ab InBev

beer-1290633_960_720A consortium of KKR and Mid Europa Partners are reportedly among several parties looking to bid for beer brands being sold by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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