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2 March 2015

PE-backed Univision looks to IPO in next 12 to 18 months

tv remotes Private equity-backed US Spanish-language media company Univision could go public within the next 12 to 18 months, AltAssets understands.

2 March 2015

OMERS scores 14.4% return on private equity, plans to up private market allocation

color-arrows-1-1382394-m The latest performance results from the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System show that the LP made 14.4 per cent net rate of return on its private equity investments.

2 March 2015

GMT Communications names Tydeman senior partner

Natalie Tydeman GMT European private equity group GMT Communications Partners has promoted Natalie Tydeman to senior partner amid a trio of staffing changes at the firm.

2 March 2015

Towerbrook looks to acquire women’s retailer J.Jill in $400m deal

colourful-tops-2-1392566-m US buyout house Towerbrook Capital Partners is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire women’s fashion retailer J.Jill in a $400m deal, AltAssets understands.

2 March 2015

ABRY, Landmark Partners in $143m Accela financing

wash dc US buyout house ABRY Partners has led a $143.5m financing round for government civic engagement platform provider Accela.

2 March 2015

Leonard Green to exit Scitor for $790m

security-camera-340859-m US private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to exit Scitor Corp to trade buyer Science Applications International in a $790m cash deal.

2 March 2015

Gimv backs Oranjeboom seller United Dutch Breweries

download (3) European private equity investor Gimv has made its largest investment in the Netherlands so far by investing in United Dutch Breweries (UDB).

2 March 2015

New Harbor closes debut fund on $146m

money Lower mid-market firm New Harbor Capital has completed the closing of its debut buyout fund just short of its $150m target.

27 February 2015

Africa’s ‘hidden iceberg’ of private equity investorsp

blue-icebergs-1253865-m Panellists at the Private Equity Africa conference this week spoke about the increasing number of firms looking at Africa, with Emerging Capital Partners’ Andrew Brown revealing that that it is not just the big brand funds which are looking for deals.

27 February 2015

Carlyle co-president Cavanagh’s multi-million dollar pay revealed

money pile capital cash dollar Carlyle co-president Michael Cavanagh, who was poached from JPMorgan Chase & Co last year, was paid a hefty $31.2m last year.

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