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2 November 2015

Blackstone could pair with Rheinmetall in Airbus defence electronics unit bidding

airbus-a380-788573_1920 Blackstone has reportedly teamed up with German defence company Rheinmetall to go up against a trio of other private equity firms bidding for the defence electronics unit of Airbus.

2 November 2015

Synergy backs woven sack maker Riggs Ventures West Africa

rice-sacks-283750_640 Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers has backed Riggs Ventures West Africa, a manufacturer of polypropylene woven sacks, with an undisclosed investment.

2 November 2015

China’s ClearVue wasting no time returning for sophomore fundraise

coastline-984088_1920 Greater China-focused private equity firm ClearVue Partners is already back in fundraising mode despite only closing its debut vehicle in February last year, AltAssets can reveal.

30 October 2015

China Huarong shares lack effervescence in post-IPO trading

hong-kong-958636_1920 Shares in private equity-backed bad debt manager China Huarong Asset Management were trading flat in the first day following its Hong Kong IPO.

30 October 2015

Sensitisation at heart of Nigerian pension funds embrace of more PE investments

Anohu-Amazu2 Sensitization of Nigerian pension funds about the benefits of private equity investments has been essential for the gradual adoption of PE in the country.

30 October 2015

ACA head Enelamah may become next Finance Minister of Nigeria

okechukwu Okechukwu Enyinna Enelamah, currently heading Nigeria's biggest private equity firm, the African Capital Alliance (ACA), is said to have a shot at the Finance Minister post in the next government.

30 October 2015

Francisco to sell medication management company Aesynt for $275m

practice-66827_1280 US private equity firm Francisco Partners will exit Pennsylvania-based Aesynt two years after taking over the medication management business.

30 October 2015

Texas Municipal pension invests $350m in first private equity commitments

lone-star-state-386514_1920 The $25bn Texas Municipal Retirement System has reportedly made its first private equity commitments with $350m of investments in six funds.

30 October 2015

Centerbridge could leverage recovering Spanish market with Aktua sale

barcelona-488052_1920 US buyout house Centerbridge Partners is believed to have hired banks to run a sale of Spanish property services business Aktua.

30 October 2015

Frazier follows first dedicated venture fund with new growth-buyout raise

thermometer-833085_1920 Frazier Healthcare Partners has immediately followed the $262m final close for its first venture capital fund by registering a new growth-buyout vehicle with the SEC.

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