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26 November 2015

Madison Dearborn nears $3.75bn target for first fundraise since 2010

dollars-426023_1920 Chicago-based private equity major Madison Dearborn Partners has reportedly hit a $3bn interim close for its first fund in five years.

26 November 2015

Actis makes second Nigeria deal in a week with $62m Sigma Pensions investment

business-962359_1920 Global emerging markets investor Actis has made its second Nigeria deal in two weeks by paying $62m for a majority stake in pension fund administrator Sigma Pensions.

26 November 2015

TPG Indonesia affiliate Northstar nets $900m across new flagship, venture funds

mount-merapi-113620_1280 Singapore-headquartered Northstar Group has confirmed an $810m final close for its latest flagship fund as well as a smaller venture capital vehicle.

25 November 2015

EQT-backed Dometic trades above IPO price in NASDAQ Stockholm debut

industry-970147_1920 Swedish vehicle and marine equipment maker Dometic, backed by private equity firm EQT, started trading at SEK51 ($5.81) on its first day at the NASDAQ Stockholm exchange.

25 November 2015

Ex-3i IR head Cosijn to become new LPEQ chief executive

Douwe Cosijn International listed private equity association LPEQ has named ex-3i investor relations head Douwe Cosijn as its next CEO starting in January.

25 November 2015

BlackRock may be looking into $200m PE portfolios sale

lanzarote-201345_1920 Global asset manager BlackRock is said to be mulling over a potential sale of private equity portfolios with a combined worth of $200m.

25 November 2015

Lack of resource often stops foreign LPs from investing in emerging markets, EBRD exec says

Anne Fossemalle, EBRD The higher risks that emerging markets pose to PE investments are not the only thing preventing foreign LPs from committing capital there - the firms' own resources are sometimes the bigger issue.

25 November 2015

Abraaj sells stake in Moroccan insurer Saham Finances

road-288016_1920 The Abraaj Group has announced its full exit of the 2012 investment in Morocco-based insurance holding company Saham Finances to financial services provider Sanlam Group and Saham's parent company.

25 November 2015

Actis seals another Nigerian exit with Ikeja City Mall sale

credit-card-851502_1920 Emerging markets private equity investor Actis has exited its 60 per cent stake in Nigeria's Ikeja City Mall after a seven year association.

25 November 2015

Bain Capital said to seal 2x return through final Hero Motocorp stake sale

india-1006240_1920 US private equity major Bain Capital is said to be selling what is believed to be its remaining shares in India's Hero MotoCorp, this time for up to $116m.

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