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3 January 2014

TCRS commits over $400m to private equity, venture capital funds

The Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System has made commitments of over $400m to several private equity and venture capital funds.

2 January 2014

N+1 acquires 22% stake in electronic locks maker Salto

Private equity firm N+1 Mercapital has bought a 22 per cent stake in Spanish electronic locks maker Salto.

2 January 2014

CMC acquires Star China TV stake

Private equity firm China Media Capital and Star China TV's management team have bought a 47 per cent stake in the company from 21st Century Fox.

2 January 2014

Lexington Partners agrees deal for €600m Irish pension private equity portfolio

Irish flag2 Private equity secondaries giant Lexington Partners has reportedly picked up a €600m portfolio of stakes in US and European private equity funds held by Ireland’s National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF).

2 January 2014

Tencent, Citic back Chinese taxi app Didi Dache as part of $100m Series C drive

china taxi Venture capital-backed Chinese taxi app business Didi Dache is raising up to $100m in Series C funding to help it battle against rival Kuaidi.

2 January 2014

Elevar Equity secures first commitments for $125m third fund $

india3_lrg Emerging-markets focused venture capital firm Elevar Equity has launched its third fund with $125m, AltAssets can reveal.

2 January 2014

European Investment Fund gains increased spending power $

The European Investment Bank stands ready to 'strengthen significantly' its subsidiary, the European Investment Fund, which acts as the region's largest fund of funds investor.

2 January 2014

Oxford Capital makes two senior hires to target renewable energy infrastructure

UK-based growth capital and infrastructure investor Oxford Capital has made two senior hires to target renewable energy deals.

2 January 2014

Bowmark Capital raises £375m for latest fund

UK mid-market firm Bowmark Capital has held a first and final close of £375m for its fifth fund after only ten weeks on the road.

2 January 2014

PE-backed pair among five Chinese IPOs give go-ahead after 12-month moratorium

stocks2_lrg A pair of private equity-backed businesses have been given the green light to list on mainland Chinese stock exchanges following a year-long moratorium on IPOs.

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