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1 May 2015

Institutional investors look to smaller partners in Africa to mitigate the exit risk $

south africa When investing in Africa, institutional investors are looking towards the smaller, more focused partners which can mitigate the risk associated with exits according to panellists at the 12th Annual AVCA conference.

1 May 2015

UK’s JZ Capital buys Danish van leasing company in €7.6m deal

serco-van London-listed private equity firm JZ Capital Partners has tapped its EuroMicrocap Fund to buy a 45 per cent stake in Danish van leasing company SAC for €2.8m.

1 May 2015

Israel’s Fortissimo thanks ‘new, prestigious investors’ for $470m Fund IV

music-3-778197-m Israeli private equity firm Fortissimo Capital Fund has closed its fourth special situations-focused vehicle on $470m.

1 May 2015

VC-backed Blueprint Medicines floats raising $147m

news_blueprint_lrg Third Rock Ventures-backed enzyme specialist Blueprint Medicines Corp has launched its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange raising $147m.

1 May 2015

Bain’s Australian accounting software company MYOB lands $658m IPO

accounting tax calculator Bain Capital-backed Australian accounting software company MYOB has raised A$833m ($658m) in reportedly the country’s biggest IPO of the year, AltAssets understands.

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.

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.

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