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5 March 2015

Norwest drives $22m Series B for event planning website HoneyBook

i-love-honey-bees-1442702-m Norwest Venture Partners has led a $22m funding round for invite-only event professionals service HoneyBook.

5 March 2015

Low oil prices attracting ‘naïve’ investors who could hurt market, says Blackstone’s Foleyp

person-question-1124847-m Today's low oil prices present a wealth of opportunity for private equity funds, but Blackstone’s David Foley fears they are also attracting investors who don’t know what they’re doing and pushing up prices.

5 March 2015

IPOs ‘flying’ but returns still competitive says Vardis’ Mullenp

team-4 Last year was a good year for exits with IPOs "absolutely flying", although with a trillion dollars of dry powder the market remains competitive for returns according to Vardis’ Mark Mullen.

5 March 2015

Carlyle, Warburg Pincus tie up DBRS acquisition

accounting tax calculator The Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus have completed the purchase of Toronto-based credit rating agency DBRS.

5 March 2015

HGGC seals strong return to fundraising with $1.33bn Fund II final close

dollar large_sq Mid-market US private equity house HGGC has sealed its anticipated return to fundraising by holding a $1.33bn final close for its second vehicle.

5 March 2015

Carlyle nabs Blackstone’s Stoll as Europe RE head, announces £532m student property deal

tieshot-1-605363-m Global buyout house Carlyle has appointed former Blackstone exec Peter Stoll to run its European real estate.

5 March 2015

Bain, Golden Gate go head-to-head for Ann acquisition

news_clothes3_lrg Private equity firm Bain Capital is taking on Golden Gate Capital for the acquisition of US women’s retailer Ann, AltAssets understands.

5 March 2015

Healthcare-focused Linden closes Fund III on $750m hard cap

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Private equity firm Linden Capital Partners has reportedly closed its third fund at its $750m hard cap, after only a few months on the market, AltAssets has learned.

5 March 2015

Aurora Resurgence eyes speedy fundrasing return for Fund III

dollars envelope The distressed investing arm of LA private investment firm Aurora Capital is reportedly nearing a new fund launch two years after closing its second vehicle.

5 March 2015

New private equity firm North Branch seals second deal

Motion Solutions New mid-market private equity firm North Branch Capital has completed its second deal by investing in motion control engineering business Motion Solutions.

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