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27 July 2015

Cerberus Capital backs GVC Holdings effort to outbid 888 Holdings for Bwin

blue poker chips GVC Holdings, an Isle of Man-based, AIM-listed online gaming company, confirmed on Monday that it is teaming up with Cerberus Capital Management  to raise its offer for another online betting entity, Digital Entertainment, after that company accepted a rival bid. GVC, which owns Sportingbet, initially lost out last week to rival 888 Holdings in its efforts to[...]

24 July 2015

Abingworth leads $22m Series A in vaccine company SutroVax

injection_lrg London-based venture capital Abingworth has led a $22m Series A financing round in biopharmaceutical vaccine company SutroVax.

24 July 2015

LP demand for value-add, opportunistic real estate investment styles increasing says Tristan exec $

skyscraper-450793_640 LP appetite in the real estate asset class is increasing as demand for value-add and opportunistic styles continues to gain momentum according to Tristan Capital’s Simon Martin.

24 July 2015

Private equity firms line up for Airbus defence electronics business bidding

airbus-a380-788573_1280 Private equity houses including Carlyle, KKR and Bridgepoint are said to be likely to bid up to €1bn for the defence electronics business of aircraft maker Airbus.

24 July 2015

Carlyle creeps near target for third Japan fund

japan-112722_1280 Listed private equity giant Carlyle has registered $775m towards its third Japan-focused buyout fund, putting it within touching distance of its expected target.

24 July 2015

ABS Capital targets $400m for new fund

Dollar cash money US venture capital firm ABS Capital Partners is reportedly looking to raise $400m for its eighth fund, AltAssets understands.

24 July 2015

Newly-listed Euskaltel buys CVC-backed peer R Cable at €1.2bn valuation

fiber-optic-cable-246272_1280 Newly-listed Spanish cable provider Euskaltel has agreed a deal for CVC Capital-backed competitor R Cable which values it at €1.2bn.

24 July 2015

Ares, Kayne Anderson join forces to create new investment firm

handshake-671413-m Ares Management and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors have entered into a merger agreement, creating an investment firm with $113bn of assets under management.

24 July 2015

Baring Vostok leads $40m Series B in Russian car broker CarPrice

cuba-cars-503705-m Russian private equity firm Baring Vostok Capital Partners has led a $40m Series B round in online used car broker and auctioneer CarPrice.

24 July 2015

Jungle follows Ratan Tata appointment by hiring ex-Yahoo, TPG Growth exec

tree-141692_1280 Singapore-based Jungle Ventures has followed its appointment of Indian business titan Ratan Tata earlier this month by bringing in former Yahoo head of international M&A David Gowdey.

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