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3 September 2013

Africa’s institutional investors set to invest in local private equity funds $

One sure way to accelerate market growth would be the participation of Africa’s institutional investors as an active backer and limited partner of local private equity funds, according to one development finance group.

3 September 2013

VC-backed Loggly gets $10.5m of new capital from Cisco, venture firms

wood-log_sq1 Cloud-based troubleshooting log management service Loggly has picked up $10.5m in capital from new and existing venture backers and strategic player Cisco.

3 September 2013

The Riverside Company seals strong AIA Corp exit, makes two platform buys $

Mid-market private equity firm The Riverside Company has scored a 4.1 times net cash return on its investment in promotional product and corporate apparel maker AIA Corporation, AltAssets can reveal.

3 September 2013

Lithium Technologies raises $50m from investor consortium

Customer engagement developer Lithium Technologies has raised $50m in “pre-IPO mezzanine financing” from a syndicate of investors, along with existing backer New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The capital will be used to further advance its technology platform, expand its global footprint and execute strategic acquisitions to accelerate growth, it said. The company has also named former[...]

3 September 2013

Blackstone’s credit arm GSO Capital raises $5bn for ‘rescue financing’

GSO Capital Partners, the credit investment arm of the Blackstone Group, has doubled the size of its second capital solutions fund, GSO Capital Solutions Fund II, raising $5bn.

3 September 2013

Mid Europa Partners promotes two to senior associate

team staff hr Central and Eastern Europe-focused buyout major Mid Europa Partners has promoted two staff to senior associate.

3 September 2013

Idinvest joins Condé Nast, existing VC backers for $20m Vestiaire Series C round

mens-clothing_sq Idinvest Partners has backed a $20m Series C financing round for French fashion marketplace Vestiaire alongside publisher Condé Nast and existing venture investors.

3 September 2013

Peak Rock Capital nears enhanced target for debut special situations fund $

rock stone boulder Mid-market private equity firm Peak Rock Capital is within touching distance of its $650m target for its first private equity fund, AltAssets can reveal.

3 September 2013

Dering Capital bids almost €3.8bn for PE-backed TDF’s French assets

communications antena tower full of dishes with sky background The merchant bank set up by former Blackstone Hong Kong head Ben Jenkins is the latest investor to bid for the French assets of private equity-backed broadcast tower operator Telediffusion de France (TDF).

3 September 2013

Charterhouse ready for £250m Giles Insurance exit, scraps Card Factory sale

UK private equity firm Charterhouse is reportedly ready for the imminent sale of Glasgow-based Giles Insurance Brokers in a deal which could value the company at about £250m.


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