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1 May 2015

Oaktree reports drop in Q1 net income

oak-leaf-51379-m Los Angeles-based private equity firm Oaktree Capital Group has reported a first-quarter net income of $38.3m, down from $51.8m the previous year according to its earnings results.

1 May 2015

Ally Bridge in group looking to take WuXi PharmaTech private

life science test tube_sq Healthcare-focused Ally Bridge Group Capital Partners has reportedly teamed up with the founder and chief executive of lab services company WuXi PharmaTech Cayman to take it private from the New York Stock Exchange.

1 May 2015

Unison-backed Asahi Tec offloads casting assets

forging-the-iron-676123-m Private equity-backed Asahi Tec, a Japanese auto-parts supplier, is set to offload a portfolio companies covering casting and forging, AltAssets understands.

1 May 2015

Jon Moulton’s divorce-rate-based investment strategy unveiled

news_jon_moulton_lrg Companies run by chief executives who have been divorced tend to do “slightly better” than companies run by CEOs who’ve never been divorced, according to London- and Guernsey-based venture capitalist Jon Moulton. But investments in companies whose CEOs have been through two divorces fare less well, according to Moulton, who, the Financial Times reveals, has studied[...]

1 May 2015

Rockford president pleads guilty to conspiracy to defraud investors

courthouse-1330873-m Genadi Yagodayev, the former head of the Rockford Group, reportedly pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud via the so-called private equity firm, at Brooklyn federal court this week.

1 May 2015

T Rowe leads $100m round in eyeglass retailer Warby

sunglasses Global investment firm T Rowe Price has led a $100m financing round in e-commerce eyeglass retailer Warby Parker, doubling the company’s valuation.

30 April 2015

Italy’s Clessidra ties up deal for majority stake in Roberto Cavalli

womens-high-heel-shoes-1386290-m A company owned by Italian private equity house Clessidra has agreed to buy a majority stake in luxury shoe maker Roberto Cavalli from the founder and his wife Eva.

30 April 2015

Goldman, IDG lead $50m round in bitcoin startup Circle

coins-in-hand-1269975-m Private equity firms Goldman Sachs and IDG Capital Partners have co-led a $50m Series C round in bitcoin startup Circle.

30 April 2015

CVC, KKR hand waste processing company Van Gansewinkel to creditors

download Private equity firms CVC Capital Partners and KKR have reportedly lost Dutch waste processing firm Van Gansewinkel to creditors, AltAssets understands.

30 April 2015

Accel-KKR back US expansion of web hosting service One.com

web-logo-1402084-m Technology-focused private equity house Accel-KKR and ATP have reportedly invested in Denmark-headquartered web hosting and domain name services provider One.com.

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