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14 November 2013

Development finance investor CDC adds environmental, social responsibility head

UK development finance investor CDC Group has named Mark Eckstein as director, environmental and social responsibility.

14 November 2013

KKR, Google team up for $400m solar energy investment

Search engine giant Google has partnered with global private equity firm KKR are to make a joint $400m investment into Californian and Arizonan solar plants under development by Japanese company Sharp's subsidiary Recurrent Energy.

14 November 2013

Levine Leichtman acquires Genova Diagnostics in second deal from new fund

Private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has bought Genova Diagnostics in the second deal from its fifth fund.

14 November 2013

Highland Capital Partners promotes two to partner on heels of latest fundraise

Global venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners has promoted Jeremiah Daly and Alex Taussig to the position of partner. They will continue to focus on sourcing and leading new investments in both consumer and enterprise technology, the firm said.

14 November 2013

Standard Chartered to trim staff in emerging markets-focused private equity unit

UK multinational banking group Standard Chartered is to trim its private equity division, cutting its staff numbers by around 12 per cent.

14 November 2013

VC-backed real estate listings site Redfin raises a further $50m

US real estate listings site Redfin has raised $50m from New York-based Tiger Global Management and investment management firm T. Rowe Price Associates.

14 November 2013

US leads the private equity pack for deal-making in October $

Boosted by two of the transactions worth $1bn or more, the US was once again top of the value table in October with $9,963bn-worth of private equity deal-making recorded.

13 November 2013

American Securities nears final close for $750m distressed debt fund $

new york 5_sq American Securities is nearing a final close for its latest distressed debt fund after securing more than $250m over the past three months, AltAssets can reveal.

13 November 2013

Westview Capital oversubscribed again as it wraps up $430m Fund III

Westview Boston Lower mid-market private equity firm Westview Capital Management has held a final close for its third buyout vehicle on its $430m target.

13 November 2013

Susquehanna sees profit in video screens, leads $20m Clearleap financing

Clearleap Susquehanna Growth Equity has led a $20m financing round for multi-screen video logistics business Clearleap.


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