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23 August 2013

Clayton Dubilier & Rice raises nearly $3bn for latest fund

New York-based private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice is reportedly nearing the $3bn mark for its latest fund.

23 August 2013

Rakuten and Siguler Guff back shopping app Slice

ecommerce Japanese e-commerce major Rakuten has led a $23m funding round for shopping app Slice, which helps consumers manage their purchases and track shipping.

23 August 2013

Denmark ready for improved PE M&A market, exit to other firms most likely $

Danish Denmark flag Denmark’s M&A market is set to surge significantly over the next 12 months according to a survey of advisors in the country’s corporate finance industry.

23 August 2013

Klaus Hommels’ Lakestar backs payment software company Taulia

Zurich-based venture fund Lakestar has led an $18m Series C funding round for payment management specialist Taulia.

23 August 2013

Private equity deals in healthcare sector slump to multi-year lows $

Private equity deal activity in the healthcare sector was “disappointing no matter how you slice it” in the second quarter, according to a recent report from advisory firm McGladrey.

23 August 2013

Healthcare venture investment set to slump as torpid fundraising continues $

The $6.6bn annual dollar investment into the healthcare industry by venture capital firms is set to drop by up to $1.5bn amid ongoing struggles by early-stage investors to raise capital post-financial crash, according to a new report.

23 August 2013

Teakwood Capital seeks $75m for third fund $

Texas-based private equity firm Teakwood Capital has launched its third fund with a $75m target, AltAssets has learned.

23 August 2013

Bain Capital consortium joins race for Panasonic healthcare business

Panasonic healthcare KKR, Toshiba and a consortium including Bain Capital are reportedly among the final bidders for Panasonic’s healthcare business which could see the winner pay $1.5bn.

23 August 2013

Private equity LPs planning to keep stable or raise commitments in next 12 months $

More than 80 per cent of LPs committed to alternative assets plan to pledge the same or more capital to their respective assets classes in the next 12 months compared to the last, new research has shown.

23 August 2013

KV Asia Capital closes debut fund above target

??????????????????????????????? Singapore-based private equity firm KV Asia Capital has held a $263m final close for its debut fund, which will focus on mid-market businesses in South East Asia.


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