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8 May 2015

Blackstone on course for biggest PE vehicle ever after hitting $17.5bn hard cap

dollars pile money capital cash moolah Private equity major Blackstone has reportedly raised a mammoth $17bn for its latest global private equity fund after just seven months on the road.

8 May 2015

Uber faces off against PE firm, car giants for $3bn Nokia map business HERE

map Taxi service Uber is facing private equity competition in its $3bn attempt to buy Nokia Oyj's map business HERE, it is understood.

8 May 2015

Trilantic Capital collects $333m towards new energy fund

light bulb Private equity firm Trilantic Capital Partners has registered more than $333m towards an energy-focused vehicle.

8 May 2015

Fifth Street nabs Carlyle’s managing director

business-tie-2-602446-m US-based Fifth Street Asset Management have hired The Carlyle Groups’ managing director David Heilbrunn.

8 May 2015

American Capital offloads $552m CLO

us-flag-1295581-m US buyout firm American Capital has sold $552m of collateralized loan obligation bonds , AltAssets understands.

7 May 2015

Funds advised by Apax agree to buy Nasdaq-listed Quality Distribution

lorry truck transport road logistics Apax, the London-based private equity giant, has agreed in principle to buy Nasdaq-listed Quality Distribution, a Florida logistics and transportation provider, for approximately $800m in cash.

7 May 2015

NEA leads $50m round in retail brokerage platform Robinhood

money-wallet-291317-m New Enterprise Associates has led a $50m financing round in retail brokerage platform Robinhood.

7 May 2015

Cycle Capital leads $20m round in semiconductors provider GaN

money Cycle Capital Management has led a $20m financing round in Canada-based GaN Systems, a provider of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors.

7 May 2015

True Ventures’ Callaghan to chair NVCA board in 2015

Jon Callaghan, True Ventures US industry body the National Venture Capital Association has named True Venture founder and general partner Jon Callaghan as its new chairman.

7 May 2015

OPIC launches call for development-focused private equity submissions $

BPreston Private equity funds with a focus on development have until Monday June 8 to submit their proposals to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

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