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7 January 2014

Fortress Transportation eyes $100m IPO

Investment firm Fortress Investment Group’s transportation infrastructure unit has filed to raise $100m via an IPO.

7 January 2014

Permira confirms $200m investment plans for Legal Zoom

European private equity firm Permira is lining up an investment in online legal document company LegalZoom.

7 January 2014

Pennsylvania SERS chairman Maiale quits

Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System Nicholas Maiale has decided to step down not long after CIO Tony Clark was accused of misconduct.

7 January 2014

Keensight becomes majority shareholder of open source software company Smile

European growth equity firm Keensight Capital, formerly R Capital Management, has invested in open source software company Smile, alongside management and existing investor, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners.

7 January 2014

Brynwood Partners picks up Joseph’s Pasta from Nestlé

US lower-mid market firm Brynwood Partners has acquired Joseph’s Pasta Company from Nestlé Prepared Foods Company.

7 January 2014

Managing development impact remains key for emerging markets investors $

Thinking hard as to its development impact appears to be the key guide for emerging markets investor CDC when it comes to allocating its capital to the right areas, according to Diana Noble, chief executive of the UK government-owned institution.

6 January 2014

First Reserve eyes up to $529m from IPO of helicopter services business CHC

CHC helicopter US private equity major First Reserve Corp hopes to raise up to $529m by dropping its stake in the world’s largest commercial helicopter service provider CHC through an IPO.

6 January 2014

August Equity Partners holds £200m hard cap final close for Fund III

pound_sterling_170sq UK lower mid-market buyout house August Equity Partners has reportedly beaten the £180m target for its third fund by holding a £200m final close.

6 January 2014

Activa Capital holds first close for Fund III

france french paris French private equity firm Activa Capital has reportedly held a first close for its latest fund.

6 January 2014

Audax Private Equity in talks to buy AP Exhaust Technologies stake

AP exhaust Audax Group’s private equity arm has reportedly been in talks to acquire a stake in AP Exhaust Technologies.

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