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24 April 2015

TA expands, keeps focus on Asian tech, healthcare and financial services $

asia Global private equity firm TA Associates has its sights firmly on the Asian market, having recently brought in Daisy Cai as director of its Hong Kong office.

24 April 2015

KPCB to waive $973,000 costs if Pao abandons appeal

cut-money-slash Venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers is reportedly seeking to recover about $973,000 in costs from former partner Ellen Pao after her failed gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm.

24 April 2015

KKR’s Petraeus gets 2 years’ probation, $100,000 fine

David_H._Petraeus_square Chairman of KKR Global Institute and former US military commander and CIA director David Petraeus has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a$100,000 fine after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.

23 April 2015

KKR reports 4.9 per drop in first-quarter profit

money-in-hand-1037536-m Private equity major KKR relied on proceeds from private equity asset sales to offset most credit investment losses, reporting 4.9 per cent year-on-year drop in first-quarter profit.

20 April 2015

Carlyle to dissolve two mutual funds

money funnel tunnel dollars Private equity giant Carlyle has reportedly decided two liquidate two mutual funds which it launched last year.

17 April 2015

Private equity overtakes RE to double Blackstone’s Q1 profits

money New York-based private equity giant Blackstone has announced that its first-quarter profits have doubled from a year ago, with private equity overtaking real estate as its biggest earnings driver.

16 April 2015

Former Gresham partners launch Beech Tree

beech-tree-forest-in-autumn-1405900-m Former Gresham Private Equity partners Andy Marsh and Paul Franks have launched a new firm called Beech Tree Private Equity, AltAssets understands.

15 April 2015

HarbourVest eyes new LPs in Canada’s growing VC market says exec $

Rapisarda Senia By opening an office in Toronto HarbourVest is looking to engage with new LPs and capitalise on the growing opportunities in the country’s venture market according to principal Senia Rapisarda.

15 April 2015

Bain launches new social impact business led by ex-Massachusetts Governor Patrick

1952877 Buyout major Bain Capital has hired former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to head up a new business that will invest in projects that deliver attractive returns as well as having a “significant, measurable social impact”.

10 April 2015

HarbourVest appoints Senia Rapisarda to lead new Toronto office

Canada Boston-based HarbourVest Partners has established a Toronto location and appointed to Senia Rapisarda to lead the office as principal.

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