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14 November 2013

European secondaries firm Headway to close biggest-ever fund by end of month $

fat-euro_sq London-based secondaries private equity firm Headway Capital Partners expects to close its biggest-ever fund at the end of the month, AltAssets can reveal.

14 November 2013

Lone Star seals sensational third real estate fundraise by bagging $7bn $

Distressed asset investment giant Lone Star has held a $7bn final close for its latest real estate fund following a rapid fundraise, AltAssets can reveal.

14 November 2013

3i cost-cutting pays off in six-monthly results, but no plans for new buyout fund $

UK-based private equity group 3i generated £175m of returns in the six months to September as its continuing cost-reduction program begins to reap rewards.

14 November 2013

Abraaj aims to raise double previous Africa fund with new $800m vehicle

Emerging markets private equity giant The Abraaj Group has reportedly launched an $800m fund focused on Africa, more than twice the size of its predecessor vehicle.

14 November 2013

Romulus Capital hits $40m mark for second fund $

dollar envelope money Technology-focused venture capital firm Romulus Capital is nearing the $50m target for its second fund, AltAssets has learned.

14 November 2013

Eurazeo in exclusive talks to buy Asmodee

paris10_sq Investment firm Eurazeo is set to acquire Asmodee in a deal that would value the French games and trading cards distributor at €143m.

14 November 2013

Apollo, THL Partners look to pick up GTCR-owned Capella Healthcare for under $1bn

US buyout giants Apollo Global Management and Thomas H Lee Partners are said to be interested in buying hospital operator Capella Healthcare from private equity owner GTCR.

14 November 2013

Advent agrees $1.1bn deal for stake in Colombia’s Ocensa oil pipeline

T US private equity major Advent International has reportedly agreed to buy a minority stake in Colombia’s Ocensa oil pipeline in a $1.1bn deal.

14 November 2013

Anchorage-backed Dick Smith files to raise A$344.5m via IPO

stocks2_lrg Private equity-backed electronics retailer Dick Smith has filed to raise A$344.5m ($322m) via an IPO.

14 November 2013

Ex-Panorama Capital partners pull in $38.9m for debut Founders Capital fund $

Founders Circle Capital, a venture firm launched by two founders of Panorama Capital, has gathered almost $40m for its debut fund, AltAssets can reveal.


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