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7 October 2015

KKR looking to invest $100m in Africa

EMC Africa fund US buyout giant KKR is reportedly looking to invest around $100m into Africa with in the next year, AltAssets understands.

7 October 2015

European buyout majors eye €700m bidding for French pharma company Cooper

health-846863_1280 European private equity majors including Bridgepoint, BC Partners and Charterhouse Capital are reportedly among firm who could bid about €700m for French pharmaceutical company Cooper.

7 October 2015

Formation 8 closes hardware fund on $125m

US venture capital firm Formation 8 has closed its new hardware fund on $125m, AltAssets understands. The fund, which was initially named Formation 8 Partners Hardware Fund I, has also been renamed Eclipse Ventures Fund I according to Dow Jones, which cited a person familiar with the situation. Eclipse will still be part of the San[...]

7 October 2015

Aberdeen closes Flag Capital Fund on $295m

money Aberdeen Asset Management has completed a final closing of FLAG Capital Private Equity VI, $70m above its initial target.

7 October 2015

TPG closes first dedicated real estate fund above $2bn

architecture-847659_1280 TPG Real Estate, the property investment arm of US private equity major TPG, has closed its first dedicated fund above target with more than $2bn in commitments.

7 October 2015

NGP, Pearl back Wild Wind oil and gas startup with C$123m

pump-jack-848300_1280 Private equity firms Natural Gas Partners and Pearl Energy Investments have provided C$123m of financing to Calgary-based oil and gas startup Wild Wind Petroleum.

6 October 2015

CD&R set for quick turnaround of Pharmedium Healthcare in $2.57bn sale

medic-563423_1280 US buyout firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice will sell Illinois-based Pharmedium Healthcare for $2.57bn in cash to specialty pharmaceutical services provider AmerisourceBergen.

6 October 2015

India’s Lighthouse exceeds Fund II target with $138m final close

taj-mahal-368_1280 India-focused mid-market private equity firm Lighthouse Funds has announced the final close of its second fund at $138m, above the original $125m target.

6 October 2015

Rothschild PE arm FAPI closes second fund above target at €775m

hand-holding-earth-1065698-m Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI) has closed its second fund significantly above target, at €775m, due to substantial oversubscription.

6 October 2015

Accel Partners helps mobile app firm Neumob raise $8.5m

iphone-410311_1280 Venture capital firm Accel Partners has led a $8.5m Series A financing round for mobile app services provider Neumob.

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