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25 August 2015

Insight Venture is lead investor in $50m AMCS funding round

Computer_software_tech Insight Venture Partners, the New York-based tech investment specialist, was the lead investor in a $50m funding round benefiting AMCS, a Limerick, Island-based software company focused on the waste and recycling industry.

25 August 2015

Pierre Aubouin named to top roles at Caisse des Dépôts as investment mandate widens $

Pierre Aubouin, Caisse des Depots Pierre Aubouin has been named head of the Infrastructure & Transportation department of Caisse des Dépôts’ Investments & Local Development division, as well as chief executive of Caisse's CDC Infrastructure subsidiary.

25 August 2015

ACG Capital buys stakes in EQT funds

euros coins French private equity firm ACG Capital has purchased a number of stakes in a funds managed by EQT, AltAssets understands.

25 August 2015

Cubera buys stake in EQT Fund

norway-703625_640 Nordic secondaries firm Cubera had purchased a stake in an EQT-managed fund, AltAssets understands.

25 August 2015

Lakestar closes its second VC fund on €350m

emerald-lake-594983_640 European venture capital firm Lakestar has closed its oversubscribed second fund on €350m, making it the firm’s largest fund to date.

25 August 2015

Geneva’s Unigestion looks to past as it contemplates currently ‘frothy’ alt asset markets $

Paul Newsome Unigestion Founded in 1972, Geneva-based Unigestion is one of the international alternative asset management industry's longest-established players.

25 August 2015

Livingbridge invests in UK mortgage broker CMME

Livingbridge, the UK buyout house which changed its name from Isis Private Equity last year, has invested in mortgage broker Contractor Mortgages Made Easy.

24 August 2015

Thames Tideway Tunnel receives £1.2bn-plus in backing from UK investors

5 Liverpool Street platform tunnels _162393 sml sq A planned £4.2bn water infrastructure project for London, known informally as the ‘super sewer’ and backed by a string of LP investors, has been given the green light by the UK's water industry regulator.

24 August 2015

Providence said to be buying Bregal Capital’s Studialis

library-869061_1280 UK-based investment firm Bregal Capital has reportedly agreed to sell French higher education business Studialis to US buyout house Providence Equity Partners.

21 August 2015

Kerogen Capital invests $100m in Zennor Petroleum, may invest more

oil-106913_1280 Kerogen Capital, the London- and Hong Kong-based private equity fund manager specialising in the international oil and gas sector, has invested $100m in Zennor Petroleum, a North Sea-focused oil exploration and production company – and said it may invest more.

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