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30 August 2016

Blackstone set to buy $1.8bn off-strategy RE assets from Sweden’s Alecta

moscow-city-1569497_640 Blackstone is reportedly close to taking over $1.8bn worth of real estate assets which Swedish pension fund Alecta is looking to offload.

30 August 2016

Judge rejects attempted block on Sycamore bid for bankrupt retailer Aeropostale

hammer-802303_1920 US private equity house Sycamore Partners has won a legal battle to be able to bid for teen clothing retailer Aeropostale, which the company had attempted to block amid claims the firm had intentionally pushed it into bankruptcy.

30 August 2016

Blackstone collects more capital for Strategic Partners Fund VII

dollar money cash fund Blackstone’s dedicated secondaries platform Strategic Partners has raked in more capital for its seventh fund.

26 August 2016

Danhua closes second venture fund at $255m

silicon-valley-sign California-based Danhua Capital has closed its second fund at an oversubscribed $255m, making it more than double the size of its predecessor.

26 August 2016

Leonard Green attracted to diamond retailer Signet, invests $625m

diamond-123338_1280 Diamond jewellery retail major Signet Jewelers has picked up a $625m investment from US private equity house Leonard Green & Partners.

26 August 2016

Blackstone ‘mines’ for black gold in Permian basin

droplet-1082157_640 Blackstone Energy Partners, managed by global private equity group Blackstone, will invest some $1.5bn for oil assets acquisitions in the Permian basin.

26 August 2016

KKR leads race to buy Entertainment One after ITV withdraws bid

tv television KKR is in a strong position to buy for Entertainment One following ITV's decision to withdraw its bid for the Canadian TV producer.

26 August 2016

True Ventures excited by nascent target markets after locking down $310m Fund V

combination-lock-1224671_1920 True Ventures has hit the $1.3bn mark for capital under management after holding a successful final close of its fifth fund.

26 August 2016

Ex-Carlyle distressed asset execs pass $500m in debut Stellex fundraise

dollar-941246_1920 Stellex Capital Partners, the distressed asset investor formed by ex-Carlyle distressed investment execs, has passed the $500m mark for its debut fundraise, AltAssets can reveal.

26 August 2016

Summit Partners raises $2.3bn for ninth flagship fund

matterhorn-918442_960_720 (1) US growth equity firm Summit Partners has landed more than $2.3bn for its ninth flagship fund, putting it more-than halfway to its $3.1bn goal.

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