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10 January 2014

Palamon names new partners following troubled fundraise and staff exodus $

European private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners has appointed a trio of new partners following a troubled 2013 which saw a staff exodus amid a limp fundraise.

10 January 2014

Apollo closes new mega-fund on $17.5bn

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management has closed its latest flagship fund on $17.5bn, making it the biggest vehicle raised since the financial crisis.

10 January 2014

Ambienta hits €200m for environmental private equity fund $

Environmental-focused private equity firm Ambienta has held second close on its Ambienta II fund, raising €200.2m.

10 January 2014

Hellman & Friedman eyes $2bn exit for Catalina Marketing

US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman could sell digital media company Catalina Marketing for up to $2.5bn.

10 January 2014

Corporate VC Merck Global Health Innovation Fund names new MD

Corporate venture capital investor Merck Global Health Innovation Fund has hired Joel Krikston from Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation

10 January 2014

Pathway Capital Management director Maliwanag resigns

Maliwanag Pathway Capital Management director Cheryl Maliwanag has reportedly stepped down after 16 years with the fund of funds manager.

10 January 2014

KKR to open Canada office to target oil & gas sector

US buyout firm KKR is to open its first office in Canada, with a view to investing up to $2bn in the energy sector over the next five years

10 January 2014

TPG Growth buys US Papa John’s Pizza franchiser

TPG Growth, the middle market buyout and growth equity investment platform of TPG, has backed the management buyout of PJ United, the largest franchisee of Papa John’s Pizza, from The Halifax Group.

10 January 2014

VC-backed pharma developer Flexion Therapeutics files for $86m IPO

Venture capital-backed pharmaceutical company Flexion Therapeutics could raise up to $86m for its IPO on the Nasdaq.

10 January 2014

WestBridge Capital exits Mobile Computing Systems for 3x return

UK lower mid-market private equity firm WestBridge Capital has exited its investment in Mobile Computing Systems, securing a 3x return.

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