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25 February 2015

Sycamore withdraws Chico’s bid after failing to secure financing

clothes-scarves New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners has reportedly scrapped plans to buy apparel retailer Chico’s FAS, AltAssets understands.

25 February 2015

MBK Partners, IMM in hunt for Kumho Industrial controlling stake

airplane-1056260-m South Korean buyout houses MBK Partners and IMM are reportedly both eyeing a controlling stake in Asiana Airlines parent company Kumho Industrial.

25 February 2015

Pereg Ventures gets Nielsen backing for $25m Fund I first close

dollar pile stack money capital cash Early-stage investment firm Pereg Ventures has hit a $25m first close for its debut fund thanks to backing from information services giant Nielsen.

25 February 2015

Advent set to list perfume conglomerate Douglas

download (46) US buyout major Advent is reportedly looking to offload is stake in German perfume chain Douglas through an IPO, AltAssets understands.

25 February 2015

Accel, Matrix agree $110.8 cash injection to NZ software company Xero

New Zealand flag close up Growth equity investor Accel Partners has joined private investor Matrix Capital Management in backing New Zealand accounting software provider Xero with NZ$147.2m ($110.8m).

25 February 2015

3i continues busy week with $750m US CLO final close

debt money dollars UK-headquartered private equity firm 3i Group has continued a busy week by holding a $750m final close on its first US CLO of the year.

25 February 2015

Genstar targeting $1.5bn for Fund VII

san francisco tram_sq San Francisco-based Genstar Capital is reportedly set to hit the fundraising trail with its seventh flagship fund targeting $1.5bn, AltAssets understands.

25 February 2015

Africa’s Ascent gets $1m from Kenyan pension scheme

nairobi-city-878475-m Ascent Capital Africa has received a $1m commitment from Kenya’s Nation Media Group Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme towards its Rift Valley Fund.

24 February 2015

Insight leads $29m Series B for ‘future of banking’ cloud company nCino

coin-towers-1155329-m Insight Venture Partners has led a $29m Series B financing round for cloud-based financial services company nCino.

24 February 2015

Carrick, Silicon Valley Bank lead $19m round in Mavenlink

laptop2_lrg Carrick Capital Partners and Silicon Valley Bank have co-led a $19m financing round in business management software provider Mavenlink.

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