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29 June 2015

HgCapital sells digital lock company SimonsVoss

door-lock-407427_640 London-headquartered HgCapital has sold digital locking company SimonsVoss in a fee of €210m.

29 June 2015

Bain receives $1.28bn offer for Singapore-based FCI

fibre optic Boston-based Bain Capital has received a $1.28bn offer for Singapore-based electronic connectors maker FCI Asia.

29 June 2015

Warburg Pincus consortium re-invests in Vietnamese retail player Vincom

vietnam A consortium led by Warburg Pincus, the New York-based private equity firm, said it has completed a follow-on minority investment of approximately $100m in Vincom Retail, a subsidiary of Vingroup and Vietnam’s largest owner and operator of shopping malls.

29 June 2015

Vista backs advertising software provider Mediaocean

city-690158_640 New York-based Vista Equity Partners has made an undisclosed investment in advertising software provider Mediaocean.

29 June 2015

Blackstone exec Sean Gelb joins GoldPoint

business-suit-690048_640 Former Blackstone executive Sean Gelb has joined New York Life Investments private equity affiliate GoldPoint Partners.

29 June 2015

Apax-owned cyber security business Sophos raises £80m through IPO

security-670206_640 Apax Partners and Investcorp-owned cyber security company Sophos has hit the London Stock Exchange with a £1bn valuation.

29 June 2015

Private equity in France outperformed other asset classes in 2014: report $

paris_france France's private equity industry had a très bien year in 2014, outperforming all other asset classes and leaving the CAC 40 Index in particular eating its collective dust, according to the Association Française des Investisseurs pour la Croissance.

29 June 2015

‘Shift in global economic power’ to drive alt assets as high as $15.3tn by 2020

digital-world-1198414-m Fueled by a "shift in global economic power from developed to developing regions", alternative investments could reach a high of $15.3tn by 2020, according to a new report released today by PwC.

29 June 2015

Vital Capital could collect up to $700m for second Africa-focused fund

africa-11117_640 Africa-focused private equity firm Vital Capital is eyeing $500m for its second fund, it is understood.

29 June 2015

Paine & Partners exiting Icicle Holdings

Fish, Pixabay Paine & Partners, a San Mateo, California-based private equity investment firm specialising in the food and agribusiness sectors, is to sell Icicle Holdings to Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers, it was announced.

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