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31 July 2015

Fidelity National in talks to buy PE-backed SunGard for $9bn

data storage_lrg Payment service provider Fidelity National Information Services is reportedly in exclusive talks to acquire private equity-backed SunGard Data Systems, AltAssets understands.

31 July 2015

Sweden’s EQT Partners to exit Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo to Telekom Austria

television 2 EQT Partners, the Swedish private equity group, said it is to sell exit its stake in Bulgarian cable operator Blizoo to Telekom Austria Group.

31 July 2015

Pomona Capital buys stake in Mithras Fund

handshake-671413-m New York-based private equity firm Pomona Capital has purchased an entire stake in a Mithras Capital Partners-managed fund, AltAssets understands.

31 July 2015

Northgate backs Latin America-focused satellite communications company Elara

antenna-510871_1280 Northgate Capital has picked up a majority stake in Latin American satellite telecommunications business Elara Communications which could see it invest up to $38m in the company.

31 July 2015

Accel-KKR looks to raise over $1bn for new fund

dollars cash money Technology-focused private equity Accel-KKR is back on the fundraising trail with a new fund targeting more than $1bn, AltAssets can reveal.

30 July 2015

Augmentum Capital, Neil Woodford lead Seedrs’ £10m investment round

piggy-bank-3-353454-m Augmentum Capital, a London-based venture capital fund backed by Lord Rothschild, and star British fund manager Neil Woodford were named as the lead investors in a Series A fund-raising for the crowd-funding platform, Seedrs.

30 July 2015

PAI Partners to sell Swissport to China’s HNA Group for $2.81bn

plane-airport PAI Partners, the Paris-based private equity firm, is to sell Swissport International, an airport luggage and cargo handler, to HNA Group, which owns China's fourth-largest airline, for CHF2.7bn ($2.81bn).

30 July 2015

Paine & Partners’ Costa completes second biggest Australian IPO of the year

background-2277_640 New York-based Paine & Partners has raised A$550m ($400.8m) following Costa Group’s IPO.

30 July 2015

Summit Partners exec Joe Trustey dies in Milwaukee plane crash

Joseph Joe Trustey Joe Trustey, a managing director and chief operating officer of Summit Partners, was killed on Wednesday night when his single-engine plane crashed at Milwaukee’s Timmerman Airport, the American business publication Fortune and other American news organisations were reporting on Thursday.

30 July 2015

Lead Edge leads $82m in online auction house Catawiki

hammer-620008_640 Lead Edge Capital has led an $82m Series C investment in Amsterdam-based online auction house Catawiki.

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