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8 April 2015

First Reserve’s Mexican petrol partnership pot at $1bn

money-jar-2-1003495-m Energy-focused private equity major First Reserve, together with Petroleos Mexicanos, has pulled in $1bn to invest in Mexican energy infrastructure.

8 April 2015

Spire closes third fund on $333m

new york_sq New York-based Spire Capital Partners has announced a final closing for its third fund after pulling in $333m.

7 April 2015

Keensight scores a 12x return through LDR exit $

spine_bone_lrg European private equity firm Keensight Capital has made a return of 12-times its initial investment by completing the exit of spinal implant device company LDR

7 April 2015

Permira, CPPIB leave competition behind, take Informatica private for $5.3bn

datahug_sq Private equity firm Permira has teamed up with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to buy independent provider of enterprise data integration software and services Informatica Corporation, for around $5.3bn.

7 April 2015

PenFund hands $70m to Canada’s GoodLife Fitness Centres

The Gym Group Canadian private equity firm PenFund has provided a $70m loan to GoodLife Fitness Centres.

7 April 2015

Avista takes on Johnson & Johnson exec O’Neil

3fab9c0 Mid-market-focused Avista Capital Partners has appointed former Johnson & Johnson vice president Robert O’Neil as an operating executive focusing on consumer-related healthcare.

7 April 2015

Strong distributions, rush for annual allocations increase fundraising in Q1 $

angela_willetts022 A disproportionate number of fund closures in Q1 2015 is being driven by strong distributions and a rush for annual allocations according to Capital Dynamics' managing director.

7 April 2015

Baring entices institutional capital despite being first RE fund $

money-in-hand-1035691-m Despite having the backing of the Baring Asia name some LPs steered clear of the firm’s first real estate vehicle because of its status as a first time fund.

7 April 2015

KPCB partner Murphy to resign to find post at ‘smaller’ firm

0629KPCBMPlowres US venture capital firm is reportedly set to lose its partner Matt Murphy, with the exec saying he is looking to find a position at a “smaller venture capital firm”.

7 April 2015

Pitango leads $27m Series B in ride sharing app Via

park-avenue-new-york-august-2006-673371-m Pitango Venture Capital has led a $27m Series B financing round in New York-based ride sharing app Via.

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