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30 April 2015

PE-backed Enviva looks to collect $200m via IPO

sequoia-trees-forest-wood Private equity-backed Enviva Partners, a provider of wood pellets and woody biomass fuels, is looking to raise $200m for its initial public offering.

30 April 2015

Carlyle beats Q1 expectations despite profit hit from French tax judgement

Listed private equity giant Carlyle beat first quarter results expectations thanks to "investor interest" in its products, despite a French tax judgement which negatively impacted its profits.

30 April 2015

Brookstone earmarks $750m for three Ivory Coast-based hydroelectric dams

hydro dam Private equity investor Brookstone Partners is reportedly planning to invest up to $750m for three hydroelectric dam projects based in Africa’s Ivory Coast via its Moroccan arm Platinum Powers.

30 April 2015

Apax among 20 entities looking to buy Israeli defence firm

tank-3-1406392-m Private equity firm Apax Partners is among 20 Israeli and foreign entities interested in purchasing defence firm Israel Military Industries (IMI), AltAssets understands.

30 April 2015

Onex Corp bags $50m proceeds in $360m sale of casino-hotel Tropicana

roulette casino Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp has agreed the $360m sale of casino-hotel operator Tropicana Las Vegas six years after buying the business out of bankruptcy.

30 April 2015

VC firm Foundation Capital brings in another entrepreneur-in-residence

2cd5d60 Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Foundation Capital has hired innovator and angel investor Rahul ‘RJ’ Jain as entrepreneur-in-residence.

30 April 2015

PE firms in talks to buy LSE’s Russell Investment

meeting-room-112426-m The London Stock Exchange is reportedly in talks with a host of strategic and private-equity firms interested in buying Russell Investment Management, AltAssets has learned.

30 April 2015

Google Ventures joins General Catalyst in backing newly-renamed Rocana

server back Google Ventures has led a $15m Series B financing round for General Catalyst-backed IT analytics business Rocana.

30 April 2015

Hua Capital nears long-planned buyout deal for OmniVision

semiconductor An investor group led by Chinese private equity firm Hua Capital is reportedly nearing a deal for smartphone and tablet chipmaker OmniVision Technologies which could value the business at about $1.7bn.

29 April 2015

GSK’s SR One among investors in CRISPR Therapeutics’ $89m fundraise

microscope7_sq SR One, the independent corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline, was one of the lead investors in two rounds of financing totaling $89m for gene-editing biopharmaceutical company CRISPR Therapeutics.

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