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27 September 2016

Minority shareholder Polaris derails Providence Equity’s agreed buy of Starman

hammer-719066_640 Providence Equity faces a challenge to close the €210m acquisition of Baltic telecoms company Starman as minority shareholder Polaris is making a move to buy the business.

27 September 2016

InstarAGF’s infrastructure fund reaches second closing, collects 60% of initial target $

vancouver-1684467_960_720 Canada’s InstarAGF Asset Management has held a second closing of its Essential Infrastructure Fund, putting it at around 60 per cent of its C$750m target.

27 September 2016

Indian SME investor Ambit Pragma seals second deal of the year

stethoscope-1584223_1920 Indian small cap private equity investor Ambit Pragma has made its second deal of the year by investing in healthcare services and benefits administration business Vidal Health.

27 September 2016

Apax offloads nine-year investment Plantasjen to PE peer Ratos for $148m

garden-gardening-1290908_640 Apax Partners has sold Norwegian gardening accessories retailer Plantasjen to Swedish buyout house Ratos for NOK1.2bn ($148m) after a nine-year holding period.

27 September 2016

HQ Capital’s Auda Secondary Fund IV eyes $100m first close

binoculars-1209011_960_720 HQ Capital is looking to announce a first close for its global secondaries fund by the end of the year, AltAssets understands.

27 September 2016

Carlyle puts Sub-Saharan Africa Fund in play to back Amrod acquisition $

orange-1236650_640 Global private equity major Carlyle has picked up South Africa's Amrod in a deal valued at around $50m, a source with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

27 September 2016

Cinven, Apollo linked with bids for Uniqa’s Italian insurance units

flag-1343546_1280 Private equity majors Cinven and Apollo Global Management are believed to be in the running for the Italian business of Austrian insurer Uniqa.

27 September 2016

Paine & Partners buys food safety solutions provider Global ID

grapes-690230_960_720 Global private equity firm Paine & Partners has bought food safety solutions provider The Global ID Group for an undisclosed fee.

27 September 2016

Berkshire Partners sells down long-held Aritzia stake through hefty Toronto IPO

jeans-428614_1920 US private equity house Berkshire Partners has sold down its long-held stake in Canadian women's fashion business Aritzia through an IPO which raised C$400m.

27 September 2016

Israel’s Adelph raises $180m for second VC fund

waiting-410328_640 Israeli venture capitalists Michael Eisenberg and Eden Shochat have returned to the market after three years raising $180m for their second VC fund.

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