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28 January 2014

Genstar Capital eyes TravelClick exit

hotel2_lrg Private equity firm Genstar Capital is reportedly considering exiting its investment in hotel booking software company TravelClick.

28 January 2014

Carlyle nets $436m towards Japanese buyout fund

Global private equity house Carlyle Group firm has raised JPY45bn ($436m) towards its third Japan-focused buyout fund, Carlyle Japan Partners III.

28 January 2014

Carlyle Cardinal Ireland backs Lily O’Brien’s

lily Private equity fund Carlyle Cardinal Ireland has backed Irish chocolates and desserts maker Lily O’Brien’s.

28 January 2014

CCMP Capital buys up Canadian vitamin maker Jamieson Laboratories

US and Europe-focused growth equity investor CCMP Capital has acquired Jamieson Laboratories, a Canada-based manufacturer and distributor of vitamins and supplements.

28 January 2014

Providence exits YES Network 21st Century Fox in $3.9bn sale

Media-focused private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has exited Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network to 21st Century Fox for $3.9bn.

27 January 2014

Orange County could commit $120m to private equity this year

The Orange County Employees Retirement System is set to vote on a pacing plan that would see it commit $120m to private equity funds this year.

27 January 2014

Genstar Capital commits to earthquake insurance provider Palomar

earthquake Mid-market private equity investor Genstar Capital has reportedly led a $75m equity investment in earthquake insurance business Palomar Specialty Insurance.

27 January 2014

Vodafone in talks to buy private equity-backed Ono

telecom tower 2_sq Vodafone is reportedly in talks to acquire private equity-backed Spanish cable operator Grupo Corporativo Ono, which is getting ready for an IPO.

27 January 2014

KKR co-founder Kravis named Sponsors for Educational Opportunity chairman

kravis KKR co-founder Henry Kravis has been elected as chairman of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, a charity which provides educational and career programmes to low-income students.

27 January 2014

Trade exits increase 30% year-on-year for UK private equity mid-market $

Exit volumes and values in the lower mid-market grew in 2013, with trade exits up by almost 30 per cent year-on-year , suggesting a renewed willingness amongst large corporates to invest as economic conditions improve.

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