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22 January 2016

LeapFrog joins with insurer Prudential to launch Africa partnership

africa-60570_640 Emerging market investors LeapFrog Investments has joined with Prudential Financial to launch a $350m investment partnership in Africa.

22 January 2016

Avista launches fundraising for fourth vehicle

dollar-726881_1280 US private equity firm Avista Capital Partners has officially started raising capital for its next buyout fund, filing the new vehicle with the SEC.

22 January 2016

HIG Europe hires two from Terra Firma, Barclays Capital

euro-76019_1920 (1) Global private equity firm HIG Capital has hired two new Europe-based executives from Terra Firma and the investment banking division of Barclays.

22 January 2016

PE trio shortlisted in Peroni, Grolsch auction

beer-pub-pint_sq Three private equity firms have made it through to the final stages of the auction to buy SABMiller's Peroni and Grolsch beer brands, AltAssets understands.

22 January 2016

Search begins for new CalPERS CEO after Stausboll reveals summer exit plans

Stausboll-72x Anne Stausboll, the CalPERS CEO who successfully led the LP through the fallout of the global financial crash and a corruption scandal, will step down this summer.

22 January 2016

Palatine sells UK IT services business Selection for some £35m

cloud-computing-626252_1920 UK-based private equity firm Palatine has exited IT services provider Selection four years after the initial investment in the business.

22 January 2016

KKR, COAMI and COS-Capital to target China with new platform

china Global private equity giant KKR has joined with China Orient Asset Management (COAMI) and China Orient Summit Capital (COS-Capital) to explore opportunities in China.

22 January 2016

Three new partners for Lyceum Capital, including ex-Speedy Hire CEO Rogerson

Mark Rogerson headshot UK growth investment firm Lyceum Capital has promoted two of its staff to partner and hired Mark Rogerson in the same role.

22 January 2016

Touchscreen tech pioneer Qeexo scores $4.5m VC-backed Series B round

man-791049_1920 Sierra Ventures and Danhua Capital have backed a $4.5m Series B round for touch-screen technology business Qeexo.

22 January 2016

Scale Venture Partners closes fifth fund on $335m

analysis-1010888_1920 Foster City, California-based Scale Venture Partners, has raised $335m for its latest Fund V, receiving commitments from existing investors and a few new LPs.

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