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27 November 2012

San Francisco’s Carrick Capital raises $180m for first fund

San Francisco private equity firm Carrick Capital Partners has closed its inaugural fund on $180m.

27 November 2012

SolarCity prices highly anticipated IPO $30m below indicative figurep

SolarCity - AltAssets Private Equity News Venture capital-backed solar panel installer SolarCity hopes to make up to $172m through its IPO, below the $201m indicative figure it set earlier this year.

27 November 2012

OMERS Ventures invests C$500,000 in LeadSift

OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Canadian pension giant OMERS, has provided C$500,000 to LeadSift, a Halifax-based start-up that mines social media data to generate sales leads.

27 November 2012

Baird hires Satoshi Matsumoto as new M&A head for Japan

Financial services firm Baird's investment banking group has hired Satoshi Matsumoto to a newly created role to oversee the firm's M&A activities in Japan.

27 November 2012

US solar developer Sopogy closes Series E funding round

Solar thermal technology company Sopogy has closed aSeries E round from strategicand venture capital investors

27 November 2012

Swiss medtech company Endosense raises $40m VC round

Switzerland-headquartered medical technology company Endosense has raised $40.3m for a Series C financing round led by new investor NGN Capital.

27 November 2012

Carlyle smashes target with $1.38bn energy credit investment fund

The Carlyle Group has raised $1.38bn for its energy credit investment vehicle, Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund, exceeding the initial target of $750m.

27 November 2012

Australia’s fundraising environment remains tough for private equityp

Australian private equity has found it a tough fundraising environment in 2012, as limited partners continue to be constrained by the decline in value of listed assets, as well as by tough exit conditions.

27 November 2012

LGT set for oversubscribed final close of third secondaries fundp

Switzerland-based private equity and hedge fund manager LGT Capital Partners is nearing a final close for its third secondaries fund, which two sources told AltAssets is currently oversubscribed and likely to close on its hard cap.

27 November 2012

European Investment Fund, Axis launch European Angels Fund for Spain

The European Investment Fund has partnered with Axis, the venture capital unit of Spanish state-owned bank Instituto Crédito Oficial, to launch the European Angels Fund - Fondo Isabel la Católica.


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