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4 February 2014

ClearSky collects close to $275m for ongoing fundraise $

Florida-based venture capital firm ClearSky Power & Technology has pulled in close to $275m for its new fund as it edges closer to a final close.

4 February 2014

CDC ups commitment to African private equity firm AFIG’s latest fund

UK government-owned development finance institution CDC has made a $18.4m commitment to a new rights issue in West and Central African mid-market private equity vehicle, Atlantic Coast Regional Fund.

4 February 2014

Mercer nears final close for latest fund $

Mercer Investment Management is nearing a final close for its $150m-targeting third fund after securing more than $50m over the past 12 months, AltAssets has learned.

4 February 2014

3i hires Morgan Stanley for €400m-plus Hilite sale, refinancing

UK-based private equity firm 3i is reportedly preparing to sell German car parts maker Hilite International in a deal which could see the asset valued at more than €400m ($541m).

4 February 2014

Red Rocks offers mutual fund investors exposure to private equity

dollar envelope money Mutual fund ALPS/Red Rocks Listed Private Equity gives its investors exposure to private equity by investing in liquid private equity assets such as publicly listed shares of buyout firms and listed funds.

4 February 2014

Moulton, Abramovich, Goldsmith form unlikely trio to invest in green weedkiller

Private equity investment veteran Jon Moulton has joined Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich to invest in herbicide-free weedkiller Weedingtech, alongside Ben Goldsmith, founder of green investment firm WHEB.

4 February 2014

Grove ups stake in Hochtief’s Aurelis by as head of buyout consortium

real estate construction Private equity firm Grove International has led an investor group to up its 50 per cent stake in Aurelis, the real estate unit of German builder Hochtief.

4 February 2014

Anacap acquires €700m loan portfolio from UniCredit

euros_lrg Private equity firm Anacap Financial Partners has bought a €700m portfolio of non-performing loans from Italian bank UniCredit.

4 February 2014

Costanoa Ventures hires ex-ICG, Highland Capital investor as partner

Neill Occhiogrosso Cloud-services focused early-stage investor Costanoa Venture Capital has hired former Investor Growth Capital and Highland Capital Partners investor Neill Occhiogrosso as a partner.

4 February 2014

Permira’s acquisition of Tilney delayed

The acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s wealth management arm Tilney by private equity firm Permira has reportedly been delayed.


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