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16 September 2013

M.M. Dillon and investor Danny Frank seek $150m for healthcare fund

news_cleantech_earth.lrg_ Global investment firm M.M. Dilon is seeking $150m for its Sea Dragon Healthcare Partners fund, having already raised $14.7m through commitments from 33 LPs, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm undertakes public and private financing, M&A advisory and restructuring services while operating in the healthcare, technology &[...]

16 September 2013

Innovation Works seeks $25m for new venture fund $

pittsburgh_pennsylvania_fountain_170sq Pittsburgh-based investment firm Innovation Works has launched a venture capital fund, which has already raised nearly half of its target, AltAssets has learned.

16 September 2013

HarbourVest Global Private Equity reports increase in NAV

Private equity firm HarbourVest Global reported that its net asset value per share increased 18 cents to $12.95 in August.

16 September 2013

Rose Rock Capital raising $330m China Fund

Rockefeller family-owned Rose Rock Capital is seeking 2bn yuan ($330m) for its current fund. The firm, which is wholly owned by the Rockefeller family, is partnering with Tianjin Finance Investment Co to enhance its Chinese government relationships. The fund will target commercial properties in China’s northern city of Tianjin. The firm will control 90 per cent[...]

16 September 2013

Mergermarket draws interest from private equity firms

Financial information publisher Mergermarket, which has been put up for sale by Financial Times publisher Pearson, has reportedly attracted interest from a number of private equity firms.

16 September 2013

Starwood Capital acquires shopping malls from Westfield

shopping mall_lrg Australian retail company Westfield Group has agreed to sell seven shopping centres in the US to a company controlled by Starwood Capital Group in a $1.64bn deal.

16 September 2013

AXA Private Equity backs Novacap’s investment in China’s Yangzi

European private equity firm AXA Private Equity has backed chemicals group Novacap’s bolt-on acquisition of a majority stake in China’s Taixing Yangzi Pharm Chemical.

16 September 2013

Private equity suitors eye BlackBerry sell-off

mobile phone4 Private equity firms and other suitors for BlackBerry are reportedly more interested in bidding for parts of the smartphone maker rather than the whole company.

16 September 2013

Citadel Capital gets go-ahead to seek capital increase as part of strategic shift $

MENA-focused private equity firm Citadel Capital has received regulatory clearance from the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority to seek shareholder approval for an EGP3.64bn ($528m). capital increase

16 September 2013

KKR teams up with New Mountain Capital to bid for IMG Worldwide

tennis balls KKR has reportedly teamed up with fellow private equity firm New Mountain Capital to bid for sports marketing specialist IMG Worldwide.


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