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10 October 2012

Idinvest in €100m funding round for France’s Deezer

Deezer logo - AltAssets Private Equity News French private equity firm Idinvest Partners has taken part in the country’s biggest ever start-up financing by joining a €100m round for existing portfolio company Deezer.

10 October 2012

Longitude Capital wraps up second venture fund on $385m $

xray_lrg Longitude Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm focused on investments in drug development and medical technology, has closed its second fund with commitments of $385m.

10 October 2012

Opportunities rising in US real estate, says JZ Capital Partners $

London-listed private equity firm JZ Capital Partners has turned its attention to US real estate to help continue its strong performance, founder David Zalaznick told AltAssets.

10 October 2012

Deloitte strengthens European debt advisory team with ex Investec hire

Big Four professional services firm Deloitte has hired former Investec executive Nick Soper as a director in its debt advisory practice, as part of a wider strategy to build out the firm’s European debt advisory unit.

10 October 2012

Blackstone raises record $13.3bn real estate investment fund

house-real-estate-dollar Blackstone has closed the largest real estate private equity fund in history by collecting $13.3bn of commitments.

10 October 2012

The Riverside Company sells Coeur to Illinois Tool Works

Global mid-market buyout house The Riverside Company has sold disposable medical products maker Coeur Holding Company to Illinois Tool Works.

10 October 2012

EQT, GIC hire investment banks for Springer Science exit

science-20_sq European buyout firm EQT and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC are reported to be in the process of hiring banks to explore exit options for Springer Science and Business Media, the world’s second-largest publisher of scientific research journals.

10 October 2012

Deal activity holds up for increasingly global VC marketplace $

Despite a drop in quarterly venture capital acitvity, the number of deals remains at elevated levels, with the 1,226 VC deals reported representing one of the highest points of VC activity in the post-financial crisis era.

10 October 2012

Lovell Minnick Partners to buy US wealth manager Kanaly Trust

US mid-market buyout house Lovell Minnick Partners has agreed to buy Kanaly, a Texas-based trust company that offers wealth management and financial planning services to families, individuals and estates.

10 October 2012

New World Ventures makes big investment in big data

IO big data storage - AltAssets Private Equity News New World Ventures has made the largest single investment in its 15-year history after parting with $50m for modular data centre provider IO.

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