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3 March 2015

New Angelo Gordon arm Twin Brook eyes new $500m credit fund

boy-looking-through-binoculars-819685-m A new unit of Angelo Gordon & Co, called Twin Brook Capital Partners, is reportedly looking to raise $500m for a mid-market direct lending fund.

3 March 2015

Weathergage closes third VC-focused fund of funds above $200m target

money-437272-m Venture capital-focused fund of funds Weathergage Capital has closed its third fund on $230m.

3 March 2015

South Carolina to allocate $750m to private equity according to draft proposal

The South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission will have to commit $750m to private equity during its next fiscal year to maintain its proposed allocation.

3 March 2015

Blue Wolf acquires tactical medical supplier North American Rescue

the-wolf-949126-m New York-based private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in North American Rescue (NAR).

3 March 2015

Rock Springs, Sofinnova in cool $70m Series E for biopharma company Chiasma

syringe-m Venture capital investors Rock Springs Capital and Sofinnova Ventures have taken part in a sizable $70m funding round for US biopharmaceutical Chiasma.

3 March 2015

Pension funds help TPG hit $6.5bn for ongoing Fund VII raise

Commitments from LPs including the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) have helped TPG pull in $6.5bn for its latest megafund, it is understood.

2 March 2015

Blackstone’s Schwarzman tops private equity earnings

schwarzman Blackstone’s chief executive Stephen Schwarzman topped the 2014 private equity earnings after taking home $690m last year.

2 March 2015

Advent bolsters team with the addition of Jermey Rabe as operating partner

interview hire job suit tie Private equity firm Advent International has bolstered its team with the hire of Jeremy Rabe as operating partner.

2 March 2015

NEA leads $35m Series B round in Mersana Therapeutics

download (56) Existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has led a $35m Series B-1 financing round in Massachusetts-based Mersana Therapeutics.

2 March 2015

Baird hires ManpowerGroup’s Sullivan to find new investment ops

0de32c4 Baird Capital, the private investment arm of Robert W Baird & Co, has appointed Owen Sullivan to the role of operating partner.

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