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20 August 2015

Wasserstein confirms $750m Fund IV target in rapid fundraising return

money-95794_1280 Mid-market US private equity firm Wasserstein & Co has confirmed it is raising a fourth buyout fund just a year after closing its third flagship vehicle.

20 August 2015

Ares Management fund gobbles up a €400m IVG Pan-Europe office portfolio

europe map A fund managed by New York Stock Exchange-listed, Los Angeles-based Ares Management has agreed to acquire a 240,000 sq m, pan-European office portfolio from IVG Institutional Funds, the two companies revealed on Wednesday.

20 August 2015

Tata taps flagship private equity fund to back Uber Indian expansion

india-286_1280 Indian industrial conglomerate Tata has tapped its flagship private equity fund to invest in taxi hailing service Uber as it plans a massive expansion in the country.

20 August 2015

TA bolsters Boston, Menlo Park, London offices with four hires

meeting room board room staff executive Global growth equity firm TA Associates has bolstered its investment teams in its Boston, Menlo Park and London offices with three hires.

20 August 2015

Institutional Venture Partners leads $52m AlienVault Series E round

ufo-788746_1280 Institutional Venture Partners has led a $52m Series E investment in venture capital-backed online security business AlienVault.

20 August 2015

Western banks struggling against Asian rivals in Baring PE Weetabix debt bidding

weeetabix A string of Western banks have pulled out of bidding to provide a debt package for Baring Private Equity Asia's investment in Weetabix amid aggressive competition from Asian rivals, it is understood.

20 August 2015

Scottish Investment Bank plans £75m of co-investment through new structure

golf-881338_1280 The Scottish Investment Bank plans to invest up to £75m in Scottish companies over the next three years after relaunching its co-investment funds.

20 August 2015

PE firms in talks to buy insurance services provider Solera

dollars cash money dollars capital A number of private equity firms are reportedly in advanced talks to buy Solera Holdings, a provider of technology services to insurance companies.

20 August 2015

Part-PE-owned Weather Co reported seeking sale of part of Weather Channel

clouds The Weather Co, a US weather news broadcaster owned by an investor group led by NBCUniversal, Bain Capital and the Blackstone Group, has retained investment banks as it explores a sale of the digital part of its Weather Channel business, Bloomberg has reported.

20 August 2015

Finaccess buys stake in Poland’s Amrest from Warburg

food6 Mexican buyout firm Finaccess Capital has purchased a stake in Polish restaurant chain Amrest, AltAssets understands.

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