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11 February 2016

I&P, InfraMed launch €150m fund focused on small infrastructure in Africa

africa-11117_640 French impact investor I&P and pan-Mediterranean private equity firm InfraMed have joined forces to raise €150m infrastructure fund, looking for first close in mid-2016.

11 February 2016

Bridgepoint scores more than double return from Unifaun exit $

software-419242_1280 European private equity firm Bridgepoint Development Capital has made 2.5-times return from the sale of Unifaun Group to Vitruvian Partners, AltAssets understands.

11 February 2016

Arsenal closing in on Fund IV’s $1.25bn target after just four months on the road

antietam-140321_960_720 New York-headquartered Arsenal Capital Partners has raised over $906m for its fourth fund, putting it within touching distance of its $1.25bn target.

11 February 2016

Shasta expands investment team with new MD Doug Pepper

business-suit-690048_640 California-based venture capital firm Shasta Ventures has expanded its investment team with the addition of Doug Pepper.

11 February 2016

Carlyle announces $200m share buyback amid choppy markets, lower than expected earnings

dollar-726878_1920 Listed global buyout giant Carlyle has revealed plans to buy back $200m of shares amid lower than predicted fourth quarter earnings.

11 February 2016

Gilde-led consortium to bid for Dutch industrial group Reesink

caterpillar-912680_1920 Dutch Gilde Buyout Partners has teamed up with fellow private equity investors Todlin and Navitas Capital to bid for landscaping and industrial equipment distributor Reesink.

11 February 2016

Fenox leads financing round in gardening startup Edyn

stourhead-garden-849742_1280 Smart gardening start up Edyn has landed $2m in seed funding after closing a Fenox Ventures-led round.

11 February 2016

VY Capital, Li Ka-Shing fund arm join Spotify founders in $60m Student.com backing

graduation-995042_1280 VY Capital and the tech investment arm of Hong Kong business magnate Li Ka-Shing's fund have backed a $60m investment in international student accommodation marketplace Student.com.

11 February 2016

Strattam Capital brings in ex Logitech exec as operating partner

Ray Villareal Business IT-focused private equity firm Strattam Capital has hired former Logitech LifeSize division exec Ray Villareal as an operating partner.

11 February 2016

KarpReilly buys coconut water drink maker Zola

coconut-tree-1089191_960_720 US-based private equity firm KarpReilly has purchased coconut water drink maker Zola for an undisclosed fee.

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