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23 September 2016

JC Flowers to pick up controlling stake in insurance broker ELMC

dollar-1175294_640 US private equity firm JC Flowers is about to acquire a controlling stake in New York-based insurance brokerage ELMC Group.

23 September 2016

GTCR reshuffles team with three promotions

tie-690084_960_720 (1) US private equity firm GTCR has reshuffled its team by promoting Benjamin Daverman and Lawrence Fey to managing director.

23 September 2016

Seacoast surges towards final close for fourth mezzanine fundraise

seacoast-1246739_1280 Mezzanine investor Seacoast Capital is within touching distance of its fundraising target for its fourth vehicle according to documents filed with the SEC.

23 September 2016

KKR-backed hedge fund Marshall Wace launches P2P, marketplace lending PE fund

garden-1435518_1920 KKR-backed hedge fund Marshall Wace is eyeing up to $300m through a new private equity fund targeting peer-to-peer and marketplace lending loans, it is understood.

23 September 2016

Apollo, TPG to cover more than half of $1.6bn Caesars’ settlement offer to creditors

las-vegas-283265_640 Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital Management will have to cover most of the $1.6bn settlement Caesars Entertainment Corp has offered creditors.

22 September 2016

B2B software-focused Rittenhouse closes second fund on $18m

calculator-178127_640 Philadelphia-based B2B software-focused investor Rittenhouse Ventures has held a $18m final close for its second fund.

22 September 2016

Dundee Venture Capital looks at $30m final close for Fund III by year-end

money-1090815_640 US seed-stage investment firm Dundee Venture Capital expects to hold the final close for its third fund, targeting $30m, by the end of this year, AltAssets understands.

22 September 2016

Kohlberg & Co. exits nine-year holding in HawkeyePedershaab to Forsyth

concrete-1583245_640 Kohlberg & Co. has offloaded its long-held portfolio company HawkeyePedershaab to manufacturing and insurance services-focused firm Forsyth Capital Investors.

22 September 2016

CD&R brings in ex-Statoil, BG Group CEO as latest operating advisor

russia-112445_1920 Former Statoil and BG Group CEO Helge Lund has been hired by private equity major Clayton, Dubilier and Rice as an operating advisor.

22 September 2016

Carlyle collects $505m for third US CLO fund this year

dollar-17527_1920 Global alternative investment giant Carlyle has raised about $505m for its latest foray into the collateralised loan obligation fund market.

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