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28 October 2013

Anterra Capital plans new food, agriculture fund, confirms UK food preservation deal

agri_field_170sq Amsterdam-based Anterra Capital is launching a new food and agriculture focused fund with backing from Moonray Investors and Rabobank, while also announcing an initial investment into Food Freshness Technology Holdings.

28 October 2013

Buckhead Investment Partners raises more than $6.5m for early stage fund $

atlanta_sq Atlanta-based firm Buckhead Investment Partners has raised more than $6.5m for its early stage fund, AltAssets has learned.

28 October 2013

LP-GP relationships have “vastly improved” says US pension fund $

boardroom_170sq Market valuations are constantly the main topic of conversation between US pension fund Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and its general partners, according to according to Rich Hall, managing director in its private markets group.

28 October 2013

Carlyle-backed Commscope raises $577m in IPO priced below expected range

shares stocks IPO Carlyle-backed telecommunications equipment provider CommScope raised about $577m through its IPO on Friday despite pricing it below its expected range.

28 October 2013

LDC exits JCC Lighting to Leviton

exit 15_sq UK private equity firm LDC has exited its investment in JCC Lighting, which has been sold to electrical manufacturing company Leviton.

28 October 2013

Foundry Group closes fourth $225m fund in six years, reveals new strategy

US private equity firm Foundry Group has closed its fourth $225m fund in six years after a rapid fundraise for a fund with a new investment focus.

28 October 2013

Tony James sells off more Blackstone shares

Hamilton Tony James Blackstone Blackstone Group head Tony James has further trimmed down his ownership stake of the global alternative assets firm.

28 October 2013

MBK Partners eyes $565m exit from Techpack

Korea flag Private equity firm MBK Partners is reportedly looking to sell Techpack Solutions, expecting the South Korean packaging products supplier to fetch up to $565m, or more than ten times its EBITDA.

28 October 2013

Cinven, Carlyle, Altice-backed Numericable could be worth €5.57bn in IPO

telecoms5sq_lrg Private equity-backed French cable operator Numericable could be worth more than €5.57bn if it hits the top-end of the range selling a quarter of the business in its upcoming IPO.

28 October 2013

G4S rejects Charterhouse’s “highly opportunistic” offer for cash solutions unit

pound_sterling_170sq Under-fire security company G4S has rejected a £1.55bn offer from private equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners for is cash solutions business.


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