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2 August 2015

KKR co-founder Jerome Kohlberg dies age 90

park-avenue-new-york-august-2006-673371-m Jerome Kohlberg Jr, one of the three men who built one of New York's most famous leveraged-buyout businesses, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, has died at the age of 90.

31 July 2015

Rise of family offices, simple structure key for Vistara’s rapid debut fund, exec reveals $

randy The rise of family offices, a simple fund structure, and the individual experience of its co-founders helped Vistara Capital Partners close its debut fund on $100m after just four months, according to managing partner Rang Garg.

31 July 2015

Silversmith Capital could collect up to $450m for debut growth fund

necklace-518275_1280 Silversmith Capital Partners, the Boston growth equity firm founded earlier this year by two former Bain Capital Ventures execs, has confirmed it could gather up to $450m for its debut fund.

31 July 2015

UPDATE: KKR to invest $150m in listed Indian polyester maker

India KKR is to invest about $150m million in JBF Industries, a Mumbai-based, stock exchange-listed polyester maker, the Financial Times reported on Friday, the day the publication said the deal was expected to be formally announced.

31 July 2015

Florida SBA backs PE, real estate funds with more than $1.18bn

lake-santa-fe-707200_1280 The $181bn-managing Florida State Board of Administration has revealed more than $1.18bn of new commitments to private equity and real estate vehicles, it has emerged.

31 July 2015

Brazos scores 3x return through Vision Source sale

glasses Dallas-based buyout house Brazos Private Equity Partners is set to score a 3-times return through the sale of Vision Source, AltAssets has learned.

31 July 2015

Foundry raises another $225m fund

emerald-lake-594983_640 US venture capital firm Foundary Group has closed its fifth fund on $225m, two years after its predecessor.

31 July 2015

Centre Partners eyes $800m sale of frozen meal maker Bellisio

pasta-712664_1280 US private equity firm Centre Partners Management is reportedly looking to sell frozen meals business Bellisio Foods for up to $800m including debt.

31 July 2015

Tim Draper’s seed investment fund nears halfway point for Fund V raise

Tim Draper Draper Fisher Jurvetson seed-stage investment affiliate Draper Associates has pulled in more than $67m for its fifth fund

31 July 2015

Fidelity National in talks to buy PE-backed SunGard for $9bn

data storage_lrg Payment service provider Fidelity National Information Services is reportedly in exclusive talks to acquire private equity-backed SunGard Data Systems, AltAssets understands.

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