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20 February 2015

Private equity head at Dell family office quits to launch own firm

emergency-exit-1429638-m Head of private equity investments at Michael Dell’s family office MSD Capital Eric Rosen has reportedly left to start up his own firm.

20 February 2015

Smedvig exits ‘salary sacrifice’ car business Tusker to ECI Partners

car UK private equity group ECI Partners has bought into salary sacrifice car scheme provider Tusker amid an exit from Smedvig Capital.

19 February 2015

Moneta closes debut vehicle on $25m

california-in-a-picture-559575-m Moneta Ventures smashed its debut fund’s original target of $10m to $12m by closing the oversubscribed vehicle on $25m.

19 February 2015

China private equity GPs offer ‘more innovative’ fund structures $

china A need to attract LPs and a more variable private equity market means GPs in China are much more likely to vary the classic two and 20 fee model as well as other elements to a vehicle, says an industry insider.

19 February 2015

Lei Jun’s Shunwei raises $160m for first RMB private equity, venture capital fund

china Shunwei Capital, which is headed up by Lei Jun, the founder of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, has pulled in RMB1bn ($160m) for its first renminbi-denominated fund.

19 February 2015

Riverside backs video surveillance company Pro-Vigil

download (38) Global private equity firm The Riverside Company has backed remote video surveillance company Pro-Vigil.

19 February 2015

CenterGate Capital buys oil and gas property auction business

gas Lower mid-market buyout house CenterGate Capital has bought oil and gas property marketing and advisory business The Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse.

19 February 2015

Ratos rewards veteran Blomé with deputy CEO position

Henrik Blome Swedish private equity investor Ratos has agreed to pick up two-thirds of the shares in Finnish LED optics business Ledil in a deal which values the company at about €97m. Ratos is providing €50m of equity through the deal for Ledil, which launched in 2002.

19 February 2015

Rcapital hands off Rolling Luggage to Samsonite for £15.75m

Rolling Luggage UK private equity firm Rcapital has exited global travel retailer Rolling Luggage to trade buyer Samsonite.

19 February 2015

Natixis looking to acquire TA-backed DNCA for €549m

paris-below-1417909-m French investment bank Natixis has said it plans to acquire a controlling stake in TA Associates-backed asset manager DNCA.

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