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17 April 2015

AlpInvest brings in Noah Keys as principal

tieshot-1-605363-m Private equity investor AlpInvest Partners has hired Noah Keys as principal, AltAssets can reveal.

17 April 2015

Thoma Bravo closes Special Opportunities Fund II over $1bn target

chicago-city-skyline-2-1388504-m Chicago-based private equity firm Thoma Bravo has closed its second special opportunities fund at its hard cap of $1.06bn.

17 April 2015

EQT looks to €1.2bn IPO for German fashion Group CBR

news_clothes3_lrg Private equity firm EQT is preparing to offload German women's fashion group CBR in a €1.2bn deal, AltAssets has learned.

17 April 2015

Hony set to score $1.26bn by selling remaming CSPC Pharma shares

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital is reportedly looking to reel in $1.26bn by offloading its remaining shares in CSPC Pharmaceutical Group.

17 April 2015

Apollo eyes Stemcor debt/equity swap after quietly building up stake

steel US private equity giant Apollo Global Management is reportedly negotiating a takeover of UK steel trading business Stemcor through a debt and equity swap, it is understood.

17 April 2015

Private equity overtakes RE to double Blackstone’s Q1 profits

money New York-based private equity giant Blackstone has announced that its first-quarter profits have doubled from a year ago, with private equity overtaking real estate as its biggest earnings driver.

16 April 2015

Equistone closes Europe Fund V on €2bn hard cap

euros payments Mid-market investor Equistone Partners Europe has closed its fifth Europe fund on €2bn hard cap, AltAssets understands.

16 April 2015

CVC doubles money through Virgin Active exit

The Gym Group Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has doubled its investment after exiting gym chain Virgin Active after less than four years, AltAssets understands.

16 April 2015

KKR closes second direct lending fund at $1.34bn

money-in-hand-1035691-m US Private equity major Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & co has closed its second direct lending fund at $1.34bn, after less than a year on the road.

16 April 2015

Carlyle hires Wal-Mart CEO Duke as operating exec

handshake deal Global buyout major Carlyle has hired former president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Mike Duke as operating executing in its Global Consumer & Retail group.

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