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28 September 2016

PE unit rocks the boat for Standard Chartered as new legal troubles emerge

justice-626461_640 The private equity arm of Standard Chartered has put the bank in the crosshairs of US authorities again as one of the PE unit's assets is being investigated for corruption.

28 September 2016

New Mexico commits $105m across three funds

money-1428584_960_720 New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has reportedly committed a total of $105m across three alterative investment funds, AltAssets understands.

28 September 2016

Siris Capital succeeds in $2bn Polycom buyout after outbidding trade buyer

conference-room-768441_1920 Siris Capital has completed the purchase of video conferencing equipment maker Polycom after a bidding war which saw it raise its offer to about $2bn in cash.

28 September 2016

Apollo submits bid for German private bank OLB

money-1595995_960_720 (1) US buyout house Apollo Global Management is reportedly in talks to buy Allianz’s stake in Oldenburgische Landesbank AG (OLB).

28 September 2016

PE firms seal Vantage Energy exit to trade player Rice in $2.7bn deal

strata-1665020_1920 Private equity-backed oil and gas business Vantage Energy has been bought by trade player Rice Energy in a $2.7bn deal.

28 September 2016

Apollo reshuffles Outerwall management as it wraps up $1.6bn buy

newspapers-53323_640 Private equity group Apollo Global Management has closed the acquisition of $1.6bn of US automated kiosk operator Outerwall reshuffling the company's senior team.

28 September 2016

Apollo, TPG-backed Caesars Entertainment arranges $5bn settlement for insolvent subsidiary

play-593207_640 Caesars Entertainment Corp and its owners Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital Management have agreed a $5bn settlement for the group's bankrupt operating unit.

27 September 2016

NovaQuest looks to raise up to $400m for new PE fund

money-1459232_960_720 Healthcare-focused NovaQuest Capital Management is looking to raise up to $400m for a new private equity fund, AltAssets can reveal.

27 September 2016

InstarAGF’s infrastructure fund reaches second closing, collects 60% of initial target $

vancouver-1684467_960_720 Canada’s InstarAGF Asset Management has held a second closing of its Essential Infrastructure Fund, putting it at around 60 per cent of its C$750m target.

27 September 2016

Paine & Partners buys food safety solutions provider Global ID

grapes-690230_960_720 Global private equity firm Paine & Partners has bought food safety solutions provider The Global ID Group for an undisclosed fee.

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