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16 July 2015

Permira seen in line for piece of fragmenting eBay

ebay logo As the US e-commerce company eBay prepares to split with its PayPal arm, a consortium led by the private equity firm Permira is in line to pick up eBay's enterprise business for around $900m, the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets were reporting on Thursday.

16 July 2015

VMG Capital raises $500m third fund, closes three investments, sells a $550m stake

Dollar cash money VMG Partners, a California-based private equity firm that specialises in investing in and building branded consumer product companies, said it had closed its third fund, VMG Partners III, on $500m.

16 July 2015

Moscow-based Runa to open San Francisco office

san francisco tram_sq Moscow-based venture capital firm Runa Capital is set to expand its reach with the opening of a brand new office in San Francisco.

16 July 2015

Exponent taps Fund III to purchase BBI Diagnostics

Kiev, Ukraine London-based Exponent Private Equity has purchased BBI Diagnostics Group for $164m, including $47m in contingent consideration, from Alere.

16 July 2015

Bridgepoint to back MBO of Appleby fiduciary and admin biz, confirming reports

Channel Islands map Bridgepoint is to back a management buyout of the Fiduciary & Administration Business of Appleby Group, Bridgepoint and Appleby said on Thursday, confirming reports of a deal.

16 July 2015

Private equity interest expected in Swiss vacuum tech biz Oerlikon

vacuum-cleaner- pixabay Oerlikon, a Swiss industrial technology group, has stuck a "for sale" sign on its vacuum technology business, according to a published report, which notes that buyout firms are expected to be interested.

16 July 2015

ABS hires Micheal Avon as venture partner

2f37cbd US-based ABS Capital Partners has bolstered its team with the hire of Michael Avon as a venture partner.

16 July 2015

Pelion Venture hits $205m target for Fund VI

dollar debt US-based Pelion Venture Partners has hit its $205m target for its latest venture capital fund, AltAssets understands.

16 July 2015

Ardian looks to deploy freshly-closed infra add-on to closed sixth secondaries fund $

construction infrastructure building crane Ardian, the Paris-based investment and private equity firm, is said to be preparing to begin investing some of the $525m it collected during a recent fund-raising for an infrastructure secondaries add-on to its sixth secondaries fund.

16 July 2015

Alcuin closes Fourth Fund on £150m $

london-295006_640 London-based private equity firm Alcuin Capital has closed its fourth fund on £150m, AltAssets can reveal.

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