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25 August 2016

Pelion leads $7m Series A round for fintech startup SelfScore

books-1439321_640 Pelion Venture Partners has led a new $7m Series A round for SelfScore, a fintech company aimed at providing international students in the US with access to traditional credit.

25 August 2016

Oaktree pulls in commitments for European Capital Solutions Fund

red-oak-61975_960_720 Global alternative investment management firm Oaktree Capital Group has pulled in capital for its new European Capital Solutions Fund, AltAssets can reveal.

25 August 2016

Madison Dearborn said to have struck $4.4bn Fund VII hard cap

chicago-200496_1920 Chicago-based private equity major Madison Dearborn Partners has reportedly hit the $4.43bn hard cap for its seventh flagship fund.

25 August 2016

JF Lehman picks Oldenburg defence, mining equipment unit as 25th platform investment

paddle-wheel-1051962_1920 US private equity firm JF Lehman & Company is set to make its 25th platform investment after agreeing to buy the heavy equipment arm of Oldenburg Group.

24 August 2016

DOB Equity backs Kenyan wholesaler Twiga Foods

banana-5734_960_720 Netherlands-based family office DOB Equity has purchased a minority stake in Kenyan wholesaler Twiga Foods.

24 August 2016

LACERS to invest $35m in DFJ, ABRY, Polaris’ funds

usa-1061845_640 The Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS) has reportedly approved total commitments of $35m in three private equity funds this month.

24 August 2016

Tesla Motors-backer Westly Group seeks $175m for third cleantech fund

recycling-1202273_640 Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm Westly Group is back in the market with a third cleantech fund for which it is looking to raise $175m.

24 August 2016

HQ Capital looking to exploit Asia’s growing secondaries market $

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAdOAAAAJGY4MWZlMThmLTA4NjMtNGNiYi1hN2JhLTUxYWRkOTExYmVlMA With exits hard to come by, opportunities in Southeast Asia lie in the smaller end of secondaries market according to HQ Capital’s David Pierce.

24 August 2016

HGGC looks to launch $1.5bn Fund III

dollars cash money dollars capital California-based HGGC is reportedly targeting $1.5bn for its third middle market buyout fund.

24 August 2016

Sentinel continues hectic 12 months with Quick Weight Loss Centres buy

belly-2473_1920 Lower mid-market focused private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners has bought weight loss management clinic chain Quick Weight Loss Centers.

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