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24 October 2016

Green Courte raises $400m for fourth real estate fund

row-houses-196105_640 Chicago-based property investment firm Green Courte Partners has raised $400m for its latest real estate fund and is likely to have closed the vehicle.

24 October 2016

Berkshire Partners closing in on $900m buy of ABRY-backed Masergy

phone-735060_640 US buyout house Berkshire Partners is said to be close to acquiring Masergy Communications from fellow PR firm ABRY for $900m including debt.

24 October 2016

Buyout giants could buy Infor outright, valuation now pegged at $10bn-plus

code-1486361_1920 (1) Private equity-backed software business Infor could be heading for an outright sale rather than just parting with a minority stake, it is understood.

24 October 2016

Warren Equity Partners pick up industrial maintenance, repair business IPC Lydon

architecture-1639993_1920 Mid-market US buyout house Warren Equity Partners has picked up a majority stake in industrial mechanical systems repair and maintenance business IPC Lydon.

24 October 2016

Avista to focus on healthcare, industrial, communications with Fund IV

test-214185_640 US private equity firm Avista Capital Partners will dedicate its fourth fund to healthcare, industrial, communications, a source familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

21 October 2016

Wisconsin SIB plans to boost PE, private RE allocations by $1bn in next five years

milwaukee-1651820_640 The State of Wisconsin Investment Board will aim to expand private equity and private real estate allocations by $1bn each over the next five years.

21 October 2016

TPG names Peter Smith head of originations of RE debt arm

businessman-598033_640 Peter Smith is the new head of originations at TPG Real Estate Finance Trust, the real estate debt platform of global alternative asset firm TPG.

21 October 2016

Sequoia ends four-year chase of Polyvore CEO Jess Lee, makes her firm’s first ever VC

Jess Lee, Sequoia, Polyvore Sequoia Capital is said to have finally managed to recruit Polyvore CEO Jess Lee after a four-year long headhunt and has appointed her investing partner in the US.

21 October 2016

CPPIB, BC Partners-backed Altice USA eyes 2017 IPO

raisting-1010862_960_720 Private equity-backed Altice USA, a cable operator that Altice NV put together by buying Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, is reportedly eyeing an IPO.

21 October 2016

Harvest hoping for strong return through potential $2bn Athletico sale

physical-therapy-1198344_1920 Harvest Partners is reportedly eyeing a valuation of close to $2bn for portfolio company Athletic Physical Therapy through a sale, just two years after it backed the business.

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