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24 October 2013

PSERS commits $200m to four private equity funds

pittsburgh_pennsylvania_fountain_170sq Pennsylvania’s Public School Employees’ Retirement System has committed $200m to four private equity funds.

24 October 2013

Corsa Ventures leads $10m Series B round for cloud brokerage business Gravitant

Corsa Ventures has made its first investment in brokerage and management software company Gravitant by leading a $10m Series B financing round.

24 October 2013

Blackstone CEO sees good long-term opportunities in China

schwarzman CEO of private equity major Blackstone Stephen Schwarzman said that he sees good long-term opportunities in China.

24 October 2013

Newbury Partners MD Justin Pollack quits after 10 years amid firm’s third fundraise $

Justin Pollack Newbury Partners Experienced Newbury Partners managing director Justin Pollack has quietly resigned from the secondaries-focused private equity firm as it attempts to gather $1bn for its third fund.

24 October 2013

HarbourVest Partners leads $35m round for Outbrain

mobile-touch Investment firm HarbourVest Partners has led a $35m round for Outbrain, bringing the content discovery company’s fundraising total to $99m.

24 October 2013

Mining investor Centurion Resource Group adds mineral valuation veteran

Mining-focused private equity firm Centurion Resource Group (CRG) has added mineral valuation expert Bernard Guarnera has joined as a partner.

24 October 2013

Cartesian, Thomvest sell Public Mobile to Telus

telecom tower 2_sq Investment firms Cartesian Capital and Thomvest Seed Capital have exited Public Mobile, which has been sold to Canadian telecommunications major Telus.

24 October 2013

UK’s Inflexion backs MBO for CMO Compliance

UK private equity firm Inflexion has backed the management buyout of CMO Compliance, a provider of enterprise health, safety, environment and governance, risk, compliance software solutions for global corporations and regulators.

24 October 2013

Advent-backed Charlotte Russe eyes 2014 IPO

russe Private equity firm Advent International is reportedly preparing to float women’s apparel and accessories retailer Charlotte Russe.

24 October 2013

OPIC to commit to emerging markets investment managers

US development finance group OPIC has launched a call for proposals to support private equity investment funds in global emerging market, providing between $35m and $150m to each fund it selects.


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