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25 July 2016

Three Hills raises €200m second fund less than two years after PE market debut

mountains-1149961_640 London-based private equity firm Three Hill Capital Partners (THCP) has just wrapped up its second fund on €200m less than two years after closing its maiden pool.

25 July 2016

Aeropostale files motion against Sycamore Partners

clothes-hangers-582212_960_720 US teen retailer Aeropostale has accused private equity firm Sycamore Partners of planning a ‘loan to own’ scheme to force it into bankruptcy.

22 July 2016

Montefiore Investment IV reaches finishing line in just three months at double Fund III size

paris-843229_640 French private equity firm Montefiore Investment has gotten a 'true vote of confidence' from its LPs, raising €420m for its fourth fund within just three months.

22 July 2016

MML Capital adds Texan industrial services business to Fund VI portfolio

lone-star-state-386514_640 UK private equity firm MML Capital has tapped its recently-closed sixth buyout fund to invest in Houston-based Universal Plant Services / Jones Industrial Holdings (UPS).

22 July 2016

PGA Venture quantifies Series A funding of Asia-focused robo-advisor platform Quantifeed

person-801823_640 PGA Venture Partners has backed a $4.5m Series A round in Hong Kong-based digital wealth management company Quantifeed.

22 July 2016

Thailand’s online payment platform Omise raises $17.5m

Thai Baht Japanese venture capital firm SBI Investment has led a $17.5m Series B round in Thailand’s online payment solutions platform Omise.

22 July 2016

Blackstone flies high on real estate in Q2 but takes a hit in UK assets

sky-933443_640 Global alternative asset manager Blackstone has surprised the market with higher second-quarter earnings, as its real estate unit took the cake with 53 per cent jump in economic income.

22 July 2016

French price comparison business aims for European expansion following Ardian investment

meter-96512_1920 European private investment major Ardian has bought a minority stake in French consumer services comparison business JeChange.fr.

22 July 2016

Despite its changing nature, LPs and GPs have become more comfortable with the Italian market $

Ph: Max&Douglas / G.NERI Due to the changing nature of the Italian market, it either seen as great value or risky business according to 21 Investimenti managing director Dino Furlan.

22 July 2016

HarbourVest surpasses target for Dover Street IX

dollar-bill-1088855_1920 Private equity manager HarbourVest Partners has passed the target for its latest Dover Street Fund, AltAssets can reveal.

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