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29 July 2015

Foresite raises $450m for oversubscribed third fund

clinic health drugs pharma Healthcare-focused growth equity firm Foresite Capital has raised $450m for its oversubscribed third fund, making it largest fund raised by the firm.

29 July 2015

Legg Mason to acquire 75% stake in Australia’s RARE Infrastructure for reported $146m

construction digger infrastructure Legg Mason is to acquire a controlling 75 per cent stake in RARE Infrastructure Ltd, a Sydney, Australia-based manager of $7.6bn in global listed infrastructure assets, the Baltimore-based, NYSE-listed asset manager said on Tuesday.

29 July 2015

Fidelity, T Rowe Price lead $130m Series E in Twilio

twilo Fidelity and T Rowe Price have led a mammoth $130m Series E round in San Francisco-based cloud communications company Twilio.

29 July 2015

Fewer deals hit Q2 earnings at Apollo

park-avenue-new-york-august-2006-673371-m Apollo Global Management, the listed New York private equity giant, said a decline in profits from sales of its portfolio investments hit its earnings in the second quarter, which were down 21 per cent on the same period a year ago.

29 July 2015

Providence-backed Blackboard eyeing $3bn sale

chalkboard-438534_640 US-based buyout house Providence Equity Partners is reportedly looking to offload education company Blackboard in a $3bn deal.

29 July 2015

Graham Partners launches fourth fundraise

Dollar cash money Graham Partners, a suburban Philadelphia-based private investment firm focused on investing in tech manufacturing and development businessess, has launched its fourth fund-raising, according to a recent Securities & Exchange Commission filing.

29 July 2015

ABRY, HIG most sought-after US mid-market secondaries managers

people-431943_640 ABRY Partners and HIG Capital topped a ranking of the 35 most sought-after US mid-market buyout managers in the secondaries market in the Q2 according to Setter. Capital.

29 July 2015

Montagu flips Centor to trade buyer after just over a year

medications-342462_1280 European private equity investor Montagu has agreed the $725m sale of pharmaceutical vial maker Centor to trade buyer Gerresheimer after just over a year in its portfolio.

29 July 2015

Riverside promotes Tsang to partner after 11 years with firm

TsangPeterWebsite The Riverside Company has promoted San Francisco-based Peter Tsang to Partner after more than a decade at the firm.

29 July 2015

Cerberus among US investors buying Europe’s bank loans

new-york-1419818-m US private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is leading US investors in the purchase of European loans at knockdown prices.

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