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14 March 2013

Endless makes 6x return on swift Acenta Steel exit

exit 15_sq Mid-market private equity firm Endless has made a six times return by selling its stake in UK-based Acenta Steel to the company's management.

14 March 2013

HarbourVest holds $105m first close for second cleantech fund of funds

greendollar_lrg Global private equity firm HarbourVest Partners has reportedly held a $105m first close for its second cleantech fund of funds as it looks to provide capital to a sector starved of LP appetite.

14 March 2013

Cinven closes fifth European buyout fund at €5bn

Private equity firm Cinven has closed its fifth European fund at €5bn, which makes it the largest pool of capital dedicated exclusively to European buyouts.

14 March 2013

Mintridge teams up with Velcourt to launch land investment JV in Romania

farm5_lrg Farmland investment firm Mintridge International and farm manager Velcourt Group have teamed up to offer LPs agricultural investment opportunities in Romania.

14 March 2013

Kroenke Sports outbids InterMedia to buy Outdoor Channel

Outdoor Channel Holdings has terminated its merger agreement with private equity firm InterMedia Partners after receiving a better offer from Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.

14 March 2013

Blackbird Ventures’ $30m internet startup fund hits first close

Blackbird Ventures has held the first close of a $30m fund it hopes will help Australian internet startups succeed on a global stage.

14 March 2013

Windjammer Capital closes fourth fund above $700m target

Mid-market private equity firm Windjammer Capital has held a final close of $726m on its Senior Equity Fund IV, which has exceeded its initial target of $700m.

14 March 2013

Judge rejects ‘overarching conspiracy’ between world’s top private equity firms

Claims of an overarching conspiracy between some of the world’s biggest private equity firms have been rejected by a US judge despite several individual claims of collusion being allowed to continue.

14 March 2013

PE interest in misery-filled Chinese factory behind Romney ‘47% video’ leak

A secret video of Bain Capital founder Mitt Romney which helped derail his bid for the US presidency was initially leaked due to comments he made about working conditions at a Chinese factory he visited in his private equity days, it has emerged.

13 March 2013

Portfolio Advisors breaks $500m mark for seventh fund of funds $

Portfolio Advisors has gathered about $520m of commitments for its latest fund of funds vehicle less than two years after closing its $1.1bn predecessor.


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