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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.

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.

29 April 2015

Dalmore exits Europe’s first public, university library project to DIF

my-university-library-3-658976-m European infrastructure firm DIF has drawn cash from its third fund to buy 100 per cent of the Worcester Library and Historic Centre project from UK private equity investor Dalmore Capital.

29 April 2015

Mantra holds €53m 2nd close of secondaries fund, completes 3 deals $

euros Investors have been attracted to European firm Mantra Invest’s first dedicated secondaries fund after seeing the previous vehicle make a two-times return, said partner at the firm Fabrice Moyne.

29 April 2015

FSN Capital to acquire Fitness World in MBO

health-fitness-gym-exercise-bike Scandinavian private equity firm FSN Capital is to acquire Copenhagen-based Fitness World from its founders and management.

29 April 2015

Ratos boosts Inwido IRR to 16% with latest share sale

pvc window Swedish private equity firm Ratos has sold SEK1.1bn ($131m) of shares in window and door maker Inwido seven months after its IPO.

29 April 2015

3i nabs 2x return after selling Soyaconcept stake

colourful-tops-2-1392566-m Global private equity firm 3i has scored a 2-times return on the sale of its minority stake in female clothing wholesaler Soyaconcept.

29 April 2015

Terra Firma eyes sale of US company EverPower Wind

wind-generator-1184115-m UK private equity firm Terra Firma is said to be looking into selling off US company EverPower Wind which is owned by its third fund.

29 April 2015

Advent-backed Douglas attracts KKR, CVC interest ahead of mulled IPO

rose perfume flower Advent International-backed perfume business Douglas has reportedly attracted both private equity and strategic interest amid preparations for a €3bn stock market listing.

29 April 2015

New Hampshire re-ups in Coller’s seventh fund with $50m investment

money-in-hand-1035691-m New Hampshire Retirement System has reinvested in Coller Capital’s seventh secondaries fund, AltAssets understands.

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