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22 May 2015

London-listed Electra posts NAV rise of 12%, as Bramson speculation continues

E London listed Electra Private Equity posted a 12 per cent rise in its diluted NAV per share in the six months to the end of March, as media speculation focused on whether Edward Bramson’s Sherborne group will continue to seek greater control of the company.

22 May 2015

NY’s Catalyst embraces its ‘growth equity’ niche as it prepares to invest latest fund $

Brian Rich Catalyst Investors Catalyst Investors was founded in 2000 in New York by three ex-bankers keen, in managing partner Brian Rich’s words, to “start our own thing”.

14 May 2015

3i sees investment return of £719m

Money London-headquartered private equity firm 3i has reported an investment return of £719m for the year ending March 31.

12 May 2015

French PE firm Siparex to merge with VC XAnge

france french paris French private equity house Siparex has agreed to buy a majority stake in venture capital firm XAnge Private Equity.

12 May 2015

Former TowerBrook, Palamon execs launch new firm

london Two former executives from private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners and growth investor Palamon Capital Partners have partnered to launch a new firm.

11 May 2015

Former Coller principal launches new secondaries firm

27a56d0 Former Coller Capital principal Michael Alfano has launched a new firm focused on private equity secondaries and co-investment.

7 May 2015

CCMP gets investor go-ahead following death of chief exec

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital Investors have voted in favour of CCMP Capital Advisors continuing after the firm’s president and chief executive Stephen Murray died.

5 May 2015

KKR to merge tech, media, coms teams ahead of new US fund

Simon_Brown_square Buyout major KKR is reportedly set to merge its US technology-focused private equity team with its media and communications team ahead of its next flagship North American fund.

1 May 2015

Oaktree reports drop in Q1 net income

oak-leaf-51379-m Los Angeles-based private equity firm Oaktree Capital Group has reported a first-quarter net income of $38.3m, down from $51.8m the previous year according to its earnings results.

1 May 2015

Rockford president pleads guilty to conspiracy to defraud investors

courthouse-1330873-m Genadi Yagodayev, the former head of the Rockford Group, reportedly pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud via the so-called private equity firm, at Brooklyn federal court this week.

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