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27 August 2013

Onex Corp seals 2x return through final TMS International exit

Canada-headquartered private equity firm Onex Corp has made an overall two-times cash multiple by selling its remaining 60 per cent stake in steel mill services business TMS International for $410m.

27 August 2013

SaaS discounting platform Taulia extends Series C to $18m

SaaS discounting platform Taulia has $18m of Series C funding, led by Zurich-based early stage investor Klaus Hommels and his venture capital fund Lakestar.

27 August 2013

Harbert holds first closing for power fund, wins CalPERS backing

Alternative investment firm Harbert Management Corporation has held an interim closing on its Harbert Power Fund V, raising $200m towards an anticipated $500m final closing in late 2013.

27 August 2013

Amplimmune Series A investor Interwest exits in potential $500m AstraZeneca deal

Interwest Partners-backed US cancer immunology business Amplimmune has been bought by global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in a deal which could reach $500m.

27 August 2013

BC Partners-backed Foxtons confirms £55m public listing

Foxtons, the UK estate agent backed by private equity firm BC Partners, has confirmed it is seeking to raise £55m via a public listing.

27 August 2013

MBK Partners to pick up ING’s Korean life insurance arm in $1.65bn deal

Korea flag Asia-Pacific focused private equity major MBK Partners has agreed to buy the Korean life insurance business of The Netherlands’ ING Groep in a deal worth KRW1.84tn ($1.65bn).

27 August 2013

Flexpoint Ford to invest $40m in payment services company JetPay

Financial services and healthcare-focused private equity firm Flexpoint Ford is to invest up to $40m in Nasdaq-listed payment services company JetPay through the purchase of Series A convertible preferred stock.

26 August 2013

HyTrust seals $18.5m investment from venture, strategic backers

Network security company HyTrust has raised $18.5m in its Series C round led by new investors Intel Capital and Fortinet as well as strategic backers VMware and In-Q-Tel.

26 August 2013

Brookfield terminates AIG interest rate swap agreements

Global alternative asset manager Brookfield Asset Management has reached agreement with American Insurance Group (AIG) to terminate two related 25-year interest rate swap agreements executed in 1990 between Brookfield and AIG.

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.


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