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10 April 2015

Blackstone buys $4.6bn GE Capital real estate loan portfolio

take-a-chance-167752-m Blackstone Mortgage Trust has agreed to buy $4.6bn worth of commercial mortgage loans from General Electric investment division GE Capital Real Estate.

10 April 2015

Carlyle appoints former Procter & Gamble CIO Filippo Passerini

filllll Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has appointed Filippo Passerini as an operating executive.

10 April 2015

Warburg sells stake in Indian pathology chain Metropolis

take-a-blood-sample-1428179-m Private equity firm Warburg Pincus has offloaded a 27 per cent stake in Indian pathology chain Metropolis Healthcare.

10 April 2015

Illuminate Ventures hits market for $30m Fund II

light-434099-m Early-stage cloud and mobile-focused Illuminate Ventures is back in the market for a new $30m fund in the wake of boosting its staff.

10 April 2015

Headlands launches second secondaries fund

dollars cash money dollars capital San Francisco-based Headlands Capital appears to have launched its second secondaries fund.

10 April 2015

Canadian pension major looks to team with private equity for Cirque de Soleil stake

Cirque Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has reportedly to team with either of two private equity consortia interested in a majority stake in the world's largest theatre production business, Cirque du Soleil.

10 April 2015

String of US pension funds help Lindsay Goldberg reach $3.3bn for Fund IV

money-in-hand-1035691-m Generalist investor Lindsay Goldberg has registered $3.3bn of commitments for its fourth buyout fund.

10 April 2015

Wisconsin commits $660m to private equity, real estate

milwaukee-lagoon-566224-m The State of Wisconsin Investment Board has reportedly made private equity commitments worth $390m to five separate managers and a further $270m to real estate.

10 April 2015

HarbourVest appoints Senia Rapisarda to lead new Toronto office

Canada Boston-based HarbourVest Partners has established a Toronto location and appointed to Senia Rapisarda to lead the office as principal.

10 April 2015

Antibiotics researcher Nabriva gets $120m Vivo Capital, OrbiMed-led Series B

Nabriva Antibiotics research pioneer Nabriva Therapeutics has picked up a huge $120m Series B round from investors including Vivo Capital and OrbiMed.

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