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26 May 2015

KKR hoping for third time lucky in latest MMI Technologies IPO attempt

hard disk drive US buyout house KKR is reportedly preparing its third attempt at an IPO for Singapore's MMI technologies in four years.

26 May 2015

Fortress forms strategic alliance with Mount Kellett

handshake-616726-m US private equity firm Fortress Investment Group has joined with Mount Kellett Capital Management to form a strategic alliance.

26 May 2015

Houston University endowment backs trio of PE, VC vehicles

houston image The University of Houston endowment management board has reportedly agreed to commit $22.5m to a trio of private equity vehicles and venture capital funds.

26 May 2015

China-based Fruitday lands $70m from existing investors and JD.com

fruit Venture capital-backed Fruitday, a Chinese e-commerce site dedicated to selling fruit, has raised a $70m Series C round from online retailer JD.com.

26 May 2015

Quebec development capital fund FTQ makes €10.5m Forbion III commitment

life science green Quebec-focused development capital fund Fonds de solidarité FTQ has committed €10.5m to Forbion Capital Partners' third fund in an attempt to attract life sciences investment to the province.

26 May 2015

Metropolitan snaps up RE stake in Moorfield’s second fund

infrastructure real estate building site crane Carlyle-backed Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management has purchased a stake in Moorfield Real Estate’s second fund, AltAssets understands.

22 May 2015

Access closes oversubscribed sixth fund of funds on €644m $

money-1035681-m Access Capital Partners has closed its oversubscribed sixth European fund of funds on €644m, with existing investors contributing 75 per cent.

22 May 2015

Apax creating new, ‘separate’ vehicle to list on LSE

London Stock exchange (burggraf) Apax, the London-based private equity giant, has created a closed-ended Guernsey entity it plans to list on the London Stock Exchange next month, as it seeks to raise €250m (£179m) for its buyout coffers.

22 May 2015

RE secondaries transactions increase as LPs start selling large portfolios says Landmark exec $

sunday-james The enhanced real estate secondaries market is being driven by LPs becoming more comfortable with selling large portfolios and GPs embracing secondary capital to manage their portfolios according to Landmark partner James Sunday.

22 May 2015

London-listed Electra posts NAV rise of 12%, as Bramson speculation continues

E London listed Electra Private Equity posted a 12 per cent rise in its diluted NAV per share in the six months to the end of March, as media speculation focused on whether Edward Bramson’s Sherborne group will continue to seek greater control of the company.

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