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11 May 2016

EnCap eyes $1.5bn exit of PayRock few months after sister business sale

gas-863196_640 Buyout house EnCap Investments is said to be looking to sell PayRock Energy for $1.5bn less than six months after offloading its sister company Felix Energy for $1.9bn.

11 May 2016

Fundraising in Canada “brutally difficult” due to lack of local LP support $

alan-sellery-photo-lg Canadian pension funds are among the world's largest but they are reluctant to back local GPs which makes fundraising "brutally difficult", Ironbridge's Alan Sellery says.

11 May 2016

Buffett, 3G could team again for General Mills take-private

food-20483_1920 3G Capital, the private equity owner of Burger King and the recently merged Kraft Heinz Foods, could have General Mills in its sights next.

11 May 2016

Former SEC enforcement lawyer to join Blackstone

old-brown-suitcase-2-1049630-m Former SEC senior executive Marshall Sprung is reportedly about to join US asset management group Blackstone.

11 May 2016

US PEGCC rebrands to American Investment Council

flag-1291945_1920 US lobby group the Private Equity Growth Capital Council has rebranded to the American Investment Council.

11 May 2016

Main Street reveals 14.6x return on SambaSafety equity investment

cuba-1197800_1920 Main Street Partners has revealed it made a weighty 14.6-times return on the equity part of its recent sale of SambaSafety to ABRY Partners.v

11 May 2016

CalPERS commits $925m to two PE Funds

california-in-a-picture-559575-m California Public Employees’ Retirement System has made commitments $925m to two private equity funds managed by Ares and Advent International.

11 May 2016

Blackstone eyes bid for Ultimate Fighting Championship

mma-1314503_960_720 Global private equity giant Blackstone Group has reportedly launched a bid for cage fighting business the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

10 May 2016

Pamplona makes first investment from $1bn TMT Fund

macbook-606763_960_720 Global private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management has raised a $1bn fund to invest in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies.

10 May 2016

Next World’s second fund edges towards $125m goal

world-549425_1920 San Francisco-based Next World Capital is within touching distance of its second fund’s $125m target, AltAssets understands.

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