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4 September 2015

EQT Infra II acquires Mongstad Supply Base

oil-ship_lrg EQT Infrastructure II, the second fund in an infrastructure strategy being offered by the EQT private equity group, said it has acquired Mongstad Supply Base, a key Norwegian port serving the oil and gas industry in the North Sea, from Wimoh Invest.

4 September 2015

Q&A: Cairngorm’s Andrew Steel talks up the UK market in wake of maiden fund close $

Andrew Steel Earlier this week Cairngorm held a £50m first and final close for its maiden fund, just a year after launching. Steel offers his perspective on the UK private equity market, what investors are looking and the role Cairngorm can play as a newcomer to the market.

4 September 2015

Abraaj picking up commitments for second Latin America fund

globe-609225_1280 Global emerging markets investment major Abraaj is picking up capital for its second Latin America fund, AltAssets can reveal.

4 September 2015

ZelnickMedia collects $360m for new fund

money-1035681-m New York-based ZelnickMedia, has collected just over $360m for its second private equity fund, AltAssets can reveal.

4 September 2015

Wadinko sells stake in recycling business AKG to Veolia Group

classroom-470680_1280 Dutch private equity firm Wadinko has sold part of its stake in recycling business AKG Plastics Group to trade player Veolia Group after almost a decade in its portfolio.

4 September 2015

Cinven, CVC to score 2.3x return on Avolon through $2.5bn HNA buyout

airplane-1157211-m Private equity majors Cinven and CVC will see a 2.3x return on their investments in Avolon, the aircraft leasing business they helped create four years ago, through an agreed sale to China's HNA Group, AltAssets can reveal.

4 September 2015

Battery, Greylock both hire an executive-in-residence

interview hire job suit tie Battery Ventures and Greylock Partners have both bolstered their teams with the hire of an executive-in-residence, AltAssets understands.

4 September 2015

Sequoia continues Chinese investment by backing Baidu’s school study platform Zuoyebang

Sequoia Capital and Legend Capital have invested in a Series A round for after school study Q&A platform Zuoyebang, which is owned by Chinese search engine giant Baidu.

4 September 2015

Indian lingerie retailer Zivame gets Malaysian government fund, IDG backing

04092015_MB Malaysian government investment fund Khazanah Nasional has taken part in an INR2.5bn ($37.5m) Series C funding round for Indian lingerie retailer Zivame.

4 September 2015

Thoma Bravo sells Sirius Computer to Kelso & Co

woman computer US private equity firm Thoma Bravo has sold IT solutions provider Sirius Computer Solutions to buyout house Kelso & Company.

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