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5 April 2013

Neuberger Berman bags almost $1bn for third secondaries fund $

New York-based asset management firm Neuberger Berman has now raised almost $1bn for its third secondaries fund after receiving more than $250m of commitments from offshore investors, AltAssets has learned.

4 April 2013

UK IPO exits reach multiyear highs in Q1 2013 $

exit sign_sq Exits surpassed buyout activity in the UK in the first quarter thanks to a particularly strong flow of IPOs, which posted a six year high.

4 April 2013

US Debt Ventures raising new fund amid rising US real estate confidence

real estate graph Distressed real estate investor US Debt Ventures has attracted 18 LPs as it targets $50m for its latest investment vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

4 April 2013

CVC brings nine banks on board for planned bpost IPO

London-headquartered buyout house CVC Capital Partners has reportedly hired nine banks for its planned stake sale of Belgian postal service bpost through an IPO.

4 April 2013

Apollo could net $140m from Evertec IPO

US private equity firm Apollo Global Management could earn $140m from the upcoming IPO of Puerto Rico-based transaction processing business Evertec.

4 April 2013

Silverfleet Capital completes Cimbria Group buyout

London-based private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has completed the acquisition of Danish seed and grain processing equipment maker Cimbria Group for DKK1bn.

4 April 2013

Exponent considers putting Loch Lomond whisky into portfolio

Whisky UK-headquartered private equity firm Exponent is reportedly in talks with whisky maker Loch Lomond Distillery Company over a possible takeover.

4 April 2013

North Castle Partners adds Ignite USA to portfolio

connecticut_sq Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm North Castle Partners has thrown its support behind thermal mugs and hydration bottles maker Ignite USA.

4 April 2013

LGT Capital opens Beijing office to grow mainland China investment focus

Alternative investment firm LGT Capital Partners has opened a new office in Beijing to serve as a hub for the firm’s private equity investment activities in mainland China.

4 April 2013

Azerbaijan to fund startups via state-backed vehicle

azer The government of Azerbaijan has decided to give more powers to its development fund to provide venture funding for local startups operating in “priority” sectors.

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