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27 October 2016

Freeport Financial Partners raises $518m for latest direct-lending fund

pexels-photo-210990 Mid-market private debt manager Freeport Financial Partners, owned by asset management group Moelis, has closed its latest fund with $518m of equity commitments.

27 October 2016

BlueRun Ventures targets Chinese startups with new $500m dual-currency fund

china-wind-1585076_640 California-based BlueRun Ventures has closed a new $500m early-stage investment fund denominated both in US dollars and Chinese yuan.

26 October 2016

Germany definitely in Verdane’s Top 5 of markets to invest, exec says $

germany-1187757_640 Germany is in top five for Verdane Capital Advisors even though it is not on the firm’s home turf, Henrik Aspén, partner at the Nordic private equity firm, told AltAssets.

26 October 2016

LACERS backs Spark Capital’s Growth Fund II

pexels-photo-147453 The Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS) is making its fifth commitment to a Spark Capital fund, backing the firm's latest growth vehicle.

26 October 2016

PE-backed Caesars saves operating unit from bankruptcy via new deal

dice-1542458_640 Caesars Entertainment Corp, owned by private equity groups Apollo and TPG, has cut a deal with the last creditor resisting its operating subsidiary's restructuring plan.

26 October 2016

Gridiron Capital gets third consecutive fund to hard cap in $850m final close

number-1650385_640 Gridiron Capital's latest private equity fund has hit its $850m hard cap at final close, just like its two predecessors.

26 October 2016

Nordic Capital floats ConvaTec in London at £4.4bn valuation

money-18554_960_720 Nordic Capital-backed ConvaTec Group has made its debut on the London Stock Exchange at £2.25 per share, or a total market capitalisation of around £4.4bn.

26 October 2016

KKR “wrapping up” North America Fund XII as predecessor left with some 25% to invest

skydiver-1531968_640 Global private equity group KKR is gearing up for the final close of its twelfth North America-focused fund which it expects to start investing next year, Scott Nuttall says.

26 October 2016

SL Capital storms past $200m for latest secondaries fundraise

dollar-897092_1280 SL Capital's latest secondaries fundraise has passed the $200m mark, the firm has revealed.

26 October 2016

Resilience Capital lights up portfolio with Luminance buy

light-bulb-1246043_640 Ohio-based mid-market investor Resilience Capital Partners has picked up lighting products design and distribution business Luminance from ShoreView Industries.

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