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4 June 2015

Boston’s Berkshire Group closes $161.5m ‘venture investment vehicle’

Drake hotel of Berkshire Group Berkshire Group, a Boston-based real estate investment management company, has closed what it's calling a "venture investment vehicle" at $161.5m.

4 June 2015

Nomad follows Iglo purchase by entering talks for Findus Euro business

lasagne Private equity-owned food business Findus is reportedly in talks to sell its continental European business and brand name to Birds Eye owner Nomad foods.

4 June 2015

Montagu sells legal education provider ULaw

college-education-graduat Montagu Private Equity, the former buy-out arm of HSBC, has sold UK-based legal education provider The University of Law.

4 June 2015

FFL closes mammoth $2bn fund, its largest to date

san fran San Francisco-based Friedman Fleischer & Lowe (FFL) has raised its largest fund to date by closing its fourth private equity vehicle on its $2bn hard cap.

3 June 2015

AltAssets LP Summit: Family offices warned of ‘epic failures’ in move to direct investments $

stop Family offices should be very wary of switching to a direct investment model and dealing in co-investment programmes, according to panelists at the annual AltAssets’ Limited Partner Summit.

3 June 2015

GMT scores 2.3-times return on Seagull sale

seagull-in-flight-1443284-m European private equity firm GMT Communication Partners has scored a 2.3-times return through the sale of Seagull.

3 June 2015

Valor hits $490m hard cap, with all previous investors re-upping

money-in-hand-1035691-m Chicago-based private equity firm Valor Equity Partners has smashed its $350m target for its third fund by holding a final close of $490m hard cap.

3 June 2015

Carlyle-backed Focus Media to re-list via reverse merger, valuation passes $7bn

stocks Carlyle-backed Chinese display advertising business Focus Media is planning to go public again via a reverse merger which values it at more than $7bn, it has emerged.

3 June 2015

Levine Leichtman sells Pacific Wave Systems

moon Los-Angeles-based Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has offloaded machined microwave product maker Pacific Wave Systems (PWS).

3 June 2015

BC Partners plans Pharmathen expansion following buyout agreement

drug-pharma-medical-healthcare London-headquartered buyout house BC Partners is to acquire a majority stake in Greek pharmaceutical company Pharmathen to expand out the company through bolt-on acquisitions.

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