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28 April 2015

WPP Ventures backs $50m round for women’s lifestyle site Refinery29

women-make-up-1378868-m The venture capital arm of communications services company WPP Digital has backed a $50m funding round for women-focused digital lifestyle media company Refinery29.

28 April 2015

Altitude Life Science sets $75m target for new fund

mountainous-goa-1338064-m Southern Ute Indian Tribe-sponsored Altitude Life Science Ventures has set a $75m for its second venture fund, AltAssets can reveal.

28 April 2015

New York State Teachers’ commits $218m to existing funds in Q1

new york_sq The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System contributed $218m to its existing partnerships in the first quarter, AltAssets can reveal.

28 April 2015

Versant agrees to sell drug discovery company Quanticel for $485m

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Versant Ventures has agreed a $485m deal to offload cancer drug discovery company Quanticel Pharmaceuticals to Celgene Corporation.

28 April 2015

PE-backed fibre optic network businesses agree $1.9bn merger

NextGen fibre optic Private equity-backed fibre-optic networks businesses Lightower Fiber Networks and FiberTech Networks have agreed a $1.9bn merger.

28 April 2015

First Reserve eyes $1bn deal for Caliber Midstream Partners

gas US oil and gas investor First Reserve is said to be exploring the sale of Colorado-based oil and gas network company Caliber Midstream Partners in a deal that could value it at $1bn including debt.

28 April 2015

Indiana pension latest LP to back mammoth Blackstone RE fund

real estate The $30bn Indiana Public Retirement System has committed $75m to Blackstone's latest mammoth real estate fund, it is understood.

28 April 2015

Carlyle takes $600m stake in Brazil’s hospital chain Rede D’Or Sao Luiz

hospital-bed-521961-m Global alternative asset manager Carlyle Group has agreed to pay $600m for a stake in Brazilian hospital chain Rede D'Or Sao Luiz, AltAssets has learned.

28 April 2015

Whitecap holds C$70m first close for debut institutional fund

Carey Diamond Toronto-based Whitecap Venture Partners has announced the first C$70m ($57.6m) close of its third fund, as targets C$80m to C$100m.

28 April 2015

ABRY, Berkshire eye $2bn sale of data centre owner Telx

software binary code computer Private equity firms ABRY Partners and Berkshire Partners are said to be exploring the sale of data centre and network solutions provider Telx Group.

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