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11 December 2013

Palamon Capital bolsters structured finance, IR teams

European private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners has named Philippe Arbour as managing director of structured finance and Antony Barker as director of investor relations and marketing.

11 December 2013

Regulators give green light to MBK’s $1.75bn ING Groep South Korean unit deal

korea dragon stone Asia-Pacific private equity firm MBK Partners has been given the green light by South Korean regulators to buy ING Groep’s insurance unit in the country for $1.75bn.

11 December 2013

Life science venture capital firm Pappas Ventures hires Roche chairman Franz Humer

Life science venture capital firm Pappas Ventures has appointed Franz Humer, chairman of pharmaceutical giant Roche, as a venture partner and senior advisor with the firm.

11 December 2013

Valiant helps bring Simulmedia financing to $59m through Series D round

tv_screen_170sq Valiant Capital has become a new investor in television advertising company Simulmedia by leading a $25m Series D financing round for the company.

11 December 2013

Mansa Capital targets “largely untapped” Hispanic healthcare market with latest fund $

Healthcare-focused private equity firm Mansa Capital Management has raised an additional $15m in institutional capital, bringing total commitments for its new healthcare fund to roughly $50m.

11 December 2013

Leonard Green picks up Lucky Brand Jeans after Advent buyout talks failed $

Lucky Brand Jeans Retail-focused private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to buy Lucky Brand Jeans from Fifth & Pacific Companies in a $225m deal.

11 December 2013

Highland Capital names Jess Larsen head of institutional sales and marketing

Dallas-based investment management firm Highland Capital Management has named Jess Larsen as head of the firm’s institutional sales and marketing, responsible for business development and managing institutional relationships worldwide.

11 December 2013

Falcon Investment Advisors two-thirds of the way to target for debt, equity fund

Boston-based private equity firm Falcon Investment Advisors has gathered $590m for its Falcon Strategic Partners IV fund, according to a recent SEC filing.

11 December 2013

MHS Capital Partners back in the market for second early-stage fund $

Early-stage venture investor MHS Capital Partners is back in the market for a second vehicle six years after closing its $32m debut fund.

11 December 2013

Buyout firms submit final bids for Norwegian children’s high chair maker Stokke

Norwegian children’s furniture manufacturer Stokke has received final round bids this week from a host of private equity firms.


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