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7 May 2015

Funds advised by Apax agree to buy Nasdaq-listed Quality Distribution

lorry truck transport road logistics Apax, the London-based private equity giant, has agreed in principle to buy Nasdaq-listed Quality Distribution, a Florida logistics and transportation provider, for approximately $800m in cash.

7 May 2015

NEA leads $50m round in retail brokerage platform Robinhood

money-wallet-291317-m New Enterprise Associates has led a $50m financing round in retail brokerage platform Robinhood.

7 May 2015

CVC sells 4.7 per cent stake in chemicals group Evonik

chemicals5_lrg London-headquartered buyout firm CVC Capital Partners has offloaded a further 4.7 per cent stake in German chemicals group Evonik.

7 May 2015

Cycle Capital leads $20m round in semiconductors provider GaN

money Cycle Capital Management has led a $20m financing round in Canada-based GaN Systems, a provider of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors.

7 May 2015

JC Flowers reportedly looking to sell Ascensus

savings-bank-584264-m JC Flowers & Co, the private equity owner of Ascensus, is reported to be considering putting the US retirement and savings plan provider up for sale, according to published reports.

7 May 2015

True Ventures’ Callaghan to chair NVCA board in 2015

Jon Callaghan, True Ventures US industry body the National Venture Capital Association has named True Venture founder and general partner Jon Callaghan as its new chairman.

7 May 2015

OPIC launches call for development-focused private equity submissions $

BPreston Private equity funds with a focus on development have until Monday June 8 to submit their proposals to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

7 May 2015

SFW closes fund II on $345m hard cap after just six months $

new-york-1419818-m SFW Capital Partners has closed its second fund on its $345m hard cap, as LPs favoured its specialised sector focus according to the firm's partner.

7 May 2015

Vector Capital targets first fund since financial crisis

Dollar cash money Tech-focused private equity firm Vector Capital is reportedly back in the market for its first fund since the financial crisis.

7 May 2015

CCMP gets investor go-ahead following death of chief exec

Stephen Murray CCMP Capital Investors have voted in favour of CCMP Capital Advisors continuing after the firm’s president and chief executive Stephen Murray died.

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