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22 September 2016

Prospect Partners picks Florida resistant glass business as latest expansion project

building-922529_1920 Lower-mid-market US private equity house Prospect Partners has backed a Florida glass products business to help it expand through acquisitions throughout the south east of the country.

22 September 2016

Five private equity groups may bid for Bayer’s dermatology business

skin-care-937667_640 PE majors KKR, Nordic Capital, Bain Capital, Blackstone and Cinven may look into a potential $1.1bn buy of Bayer's dermatology division.

22 September 2016

Forbion reaps ‘considerable return’ from Akarna exit to Allergan

apothecary-pharmacy-chemist-mortar-and-pestle-39522 Forbion Capital Partners has gotten its money's worth from the sale of Akarna Therapeutics just seven months after investing in the company, AltAssets understands.

22 September 2016

Washington SIB plans $400m in private market commitments

jefferson-memorial-1626580_1280 The Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) has discussed commitments of $400m to three funds at its September meeting, AltAssets can reveal.

21 September 2016

The Riverside Company’s latest micro-cap fund hits $650m final close

nature-1209302_960_720 Global private equity firm The Riverside Company has closed its latest buyout fund on its $650m hard cap, exceeding the initial target by 30 per cent.

21 September 2016

Farallon to tread lightly investing new RE Fund as ‘too healthy’ market keeps prices high $

pexels-photo-30557 Farallon Capital Management is not in a hurry to put its newly-closed real estate fund to work, a source with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

21 September 2016

SwanCap’s third fund hits first close at 50% of €400m target

swan-319379_960_720 German investment firm SwanCap Partners has held the first close on its latest private equity fund having collected about half of its €400m target, AltAssets understands.

21 September 2016

WM Partners targets up to $450m for new fund

capsule-1079838_960_720 (1) US private equity firm WM Partners is looking to raise up to $450m for its latest fund, AltAssets can reveal.

21 September 2016

Vitruvian offloads Group IMD to Inflexion

cash-1138036_960_720 European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners has sold media technology business Group IMD to Inflexion Private Equity.

21 September 2016

Blackstone eyeing low-risk, stable-return RE with $1.5bn industrial property buy

efaflex-1630742_640 PE major Blackstone is said to have agreed a $1.5bn purchase of a portfolio of logistics centres owned by LBA Realty.

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