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24 August 2016

LACERS to invest $35m in DFJ, ABRY, Polaris’ funds

usa-1061845_640 The Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS) has reportedly approved total commitments of $35m in three private equity funds this month.

24 August 2016

Tesla Motors-backer Westly Group seeks $175m for third cleantech fund

recycling-1202273_640 Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm Westly Group is back in the market with a third cleantech fund for which it is looking to raise $175m.

24 August 2016

HGGC looks to launch $1.5bn Fund III

dollars cash money dollars capital California-based HGGC is reportedly targeting $1.5bn for its third middle market buyout fund.

24 August 2016

Sentinel continues hectic 12 months with Quick Weight Loss Centres buy

belly-2473_1920 Lower mid-market focused private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners has bought weight loss management clinic chain Quick Weight Loss Centers.

24 August 2016

NVCA criticises Clinton on carried interest after attacking Trump on same proposal

hillary-41775_640 The NVCA has called 'misguided' Hillary Clinton's call for the elimination of the current tax treatment of carried interest only a week after attacking Donald Trump on the same.

24 August 2016

Gryphon makes environmental emergency business HEPACO second deal in a week

oil-rig-explosion-618704_1920 Mid-market US buyout house Gryphon Investors has sealed its second deal in a week by picking up environmental emergency response business HEPACO.

24 August 2016

Sofinnova soars past Fund IX total in latest life sciences fundraise

microscope-772297_1920 Biotechnology-focused Sofinnova Ventures has outstripped the $500m raised for its ninth fund by approaching its $650m maximum for its latest raise.

24 August 2016

Z Capital buys remaining shares in Affinity Gaming

casino-936910_960_720 Z Capital Partners has agreed to buy Las Vegas-based casino gaming operator Affinity Gaming, in a deal which values the business at about $580m.

24 August 2016

Apollo settles for $52m with SEC over charges of misleading LPs

hammer-802303_1280 Apollo Global Management will pay $52.7m to settle charges raised by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against four of its funds.

24 August 2016

CCMP agrees to buy Badger Sportswear

badger-44210_960_720 Global private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors has agreed a deal to buy the controlling interest of Badger Sportswear.

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