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16 April 2015

Political changes could make India’s PE market more appealing says exec $

janusz_heath088 Recent political changes in India could implement changes in the country’s disappointing fundraising market according to Capital Dynamics Janusz Heath.

16 April 2015

Temasek-backed trading platform Virtu raises $314m at IPO

growth graph chart rise A year after its scrapped IPO, high-frequently trading platform Virtu Financial has successfully gone public and raised $314m with backing from private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek.

16 April 2015

KSL nears $2bn mark for fourth fund

denver Private equity house KSL Capital Partners has landed $1.7bn for its fourth fund, AltAssets can reveal.

16 April 2015

Constellation buys European train services business Trans Europa Express

rail Swiss private equity investor Constellation has picked up a majority stake in European train operating services company Trans Europa Express.

16 April 2015

Waterland reels in €1.55bn for Fund VI after just three months

hiking-trail-at-waterfall-1414265-m Dutch private equity house Waterland has closed its oversubscribed sixth fund on €1.55bn, after just three months on the road.

16 April 2015

TPG, Fosun likely partners for Caisse de depots in Cirque de Soleil buyout

circus-tent-top-1169612-m A buyout pairing of TPG Capital and Fosun International has emerged as the most likely partner for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the buyout of theatre production business Cirque du Soleil.

16 April 2015

Viola will do ‘less advertising tech’ in just-closed Fund II $

israel Israel-focused growth equity firm Viola Private Equity has shut off its second fund on target at $250m and will continue to focus on many of its traditional sectors but is no longer so keen on advertising technology companies.

16 April 2015

Affinity to buy Australia’s ticketing business Nine Live for $496m

australia flag Affinity Equity Partners has reportedly agreed to buy Australia-based live events and ticketing business Nine Live for an enterprise valuation of A$640m ($496m).

16 April 2015

Thomas H Lee-backed Party City prices IPO to hit $1.97bn valuation

party streamers Thomas H Lee Partners-backed party products seller Party City has priced its upcoming IPO to give it a valuation of about $1.97bn.

16 April 2015

Lindsay Goldberg nears €500m deal for ThyssenKrupp’s alloys company VDM

euros payments Private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg Vogel is reportedly edging closer to buying the loss-making alloys unit VDM from German multinational ThyssenKrupp.

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