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25 July 2012

Former Carlyle consultant requests probation for insider trading

Sherif Mityas, the former A.T. Kearney management consultant who pleaded guilty for trading on information he learned as a consultant to global buyout giant Carlyle, has asked to be sentenced to only probation.

25 July 2012

Blackstone backs pharmaceutical company NantWorks with $125m

Patrick Soon-Shiong - AltAssets Private Equity News Buyout giant Blackstone has invested $125m in pharmaceutical company NantWorks after following chairman Patrick Soon-Shiong’s work for a decade.

25 July 2012

Archer Capital invests in Best Friends Pet Supercentre

Archer Capital has invested in pet products and services provider Best Friends Pet Supercentre, marking the Australian private equity firm’s first investment through its new A$300m ($308m) growth capital fund.

25 July 2012

FountainVest outstrips debut vehicle with $1bn Fund II first close

fountain China-based private equity firm FountainVest Partners is believed to have hit a $1bn first close for its second growth fund after just four months of fundraising.

25 July 2012

Bain nears deal to buy Atento call centre unit from Telefonica

Bain Capital is believed to be close to buying the Atento call centre division of Spain’s Telefonica as the phone company continues attempts to cut its debt.

25 July 2012

Permira, Providence line up for

oak-tree_lrg Permira Advisers and Providence Equity Partners are reported to be among a handful of private equity firms involved in the sale of, the family history research website.

25 July 2012

Kerogen Capital secures over $1bn for energy deals

Kerogen Capital, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm led by two former JP Morgan dealmakers, has closed its energy-focused investment fund with commitments of more than $1bn.

25 July 2012

Emergence Capital Partners names Sean Jacobsohn venture partner

emergence_jacobsohn_170sq US technology venture capital firm Emergence Capital Partners has hired Sean Jacobsohn as a venture partner.

25 July 2012

Internet angel Boris Wertz launches $15m micro-VC fund

version_wertz_170sq Early stage technology investor Boris Wertz has launched Version One Ventures, a new $15m micro-venture capital fund.

25 July 2012

Alberta Enterprise Corporation commits $6m to Calgary-based Avrio Ventures II

Regionally-focused fund investor Alberta Enterprise Corporation has committed $6m to Avrio Ventures II, an Alberta venture capital fund that invests in later stage food and agricultural technology.

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