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28 September 2016

SFW Capital taps Fund II to pick up majority stake in DaySmart Software

laptop-762548_640 US specialised private equity firm SFW Capital Partners has made a new investment from its second fund backing business management software supplier DaySmart.

28 September 2016

SFW Capital backs business management software provider DaySmart

stock-624712_960_720 (1) US private equity firm SFW Capital Partners has backed business management software provider DaySmart Software with an undisclosed investment.

28 September 2016

Poland’s AVIA Capital raises 50% of new fund, expects second close in H1 2017 $

money-1454012_960_720 Polish private equity firm AVIA Capital has raised half of its €50m-targetting maiden fund and is expecting a second close in the first half of next year, AltAssets understands.

28 September 2016

Taxim takes 40% stake in Turkey’s biggest dining chain

turkish-food-1379238_1920 Turkish private equity house Taxim Capital has picked up a 40 per cent stake in Big Chefs, the country's biggest dining chain, it is understood.

28 September 2016

PE unit rocks the boat for Standard Chartered as new legal troubles emerge

justice-626461_640 The private equity arm of Standard Chartered has put the bank in the crosshairs of US authorities again as one of the PE unit's assets is being investigated for corruption.

28 September 2016

HarbourVest taps secondaries market to buy stakes in Indigo Capital V

pound-414420_1920 Global private equity firm HarbourVest Partners has purchased three stakes in Indigo Capital V, a 2007-vintage debt fund.

28 September 2016

New Mexico commits $105m across three funds

money-1428584_960_720 New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has reportedly committed a total of $105m across three alterative investment funds, AltAssets understands.

28 September 2016

Fledgling Asian VC firm Long Hill seeks $125m for debut fund

landscape-699090_640 Longhill Investments, a new venture capital firm founded by a NEA managing director, has launched fundraising for its maiden vehicle, looking to raise $125m.

28 September 2016

Pemberton launches UK mid-market direct lending fund

pounds 1 Pemberton Capital Advisors, the independent asset management group backed by Legal & General, is looking to raise £500m to lend to UK mid-market companies.

28 September 2016

Siris Capital succeeds in $2bn Polycom buyout after outbidding trade buyer

conference-room-768441_1920 Siris Capital has completed the purchase of video conferencing equipment maker Polycom after a bidding war which saw it raise its offer to about $2bn in cash.

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