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1 December 2016

Bridgepoint-backed Thom Europe could pass €1bn valuation in sale, IPO

jewelry-420018_1920 Private equity-backed jewellery seller Thom Europe is reportedly eyeing a sale or IPO which could value the business at more than €1bn.

1 December 2016

Gobi seeks $250m from US LPs for new VC fund

child-1822471_640 Chinese venture capital fund Gobi Partners is back in the market with its third flagship fund looking to raise $250m in the US.

1 December 2016

Trump nominates Wilbur Ross to head commerce department

wilbur-ross President-elect Donald Trump has bought in billionaire private equity investor Wilbur Ross Jr. to head the commerce department.

1 December 2016

Synergy backs Nigeria’s MSY Analytics Group

team-123085_1280 Synergy Capital Managers has tapped its private equity fund to back Nigerian professional services and data analytics company MSY Analytics Group.

1 December 2016

Founder Collective to “stick to its knitting” with $75m Fund III final close

wool-1728431_1920 Entrepreneur-focused seed-stage firm Founder Collective has hit a $75m final close for its third fundraise.

1 December 2016

PAI Partners exits Fund V investment Xella to Lone Star

architecture-1541086_640 PAI Partners and the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs have agreed to sell building materials maker Xella Group to real estate-focused PE giant Lone Star.

1 December 2016

ff Venture Capital keeps up rapid fundraising pace with new flagship vehicle

drawing-1807099_1920 Early stage investment firm ff Venture Capital has revealed its second fundraise in five months with the launch of a new flagship vehicle.

1 December 2016

Blackstone’s Invitation Homes eyes $1.5bn IPO

houses-1150022_640 Blackstone Group-backed Invitation Homes is reportedly looking to raise up to $1.5bn in its upcoming IPO.

1 December 2016

New VC firm Daphni targets disruptive tech startups with debut €150m fund

daphni Daphni, a new French VC firm, is looking to invest its newly-closed €150m fund in disruptive technology startups which either modernise the existing solutions or create new ones.

30 November 2016

Brentwood seeks $750m for sixth consumer-focused buyout fund

pexels-photo Los Angeles-based private equity firm Brentwood Associates has launched fundraising for its sixth flagship pool targeting around $750m, AltAssets can reveal.

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