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28 April 2015

Apax scores 4x return through $4bn Igate sale

woman-using-computer-1208423-m European private equity major Apax Partners has reportedly scored a 4-times return through the sale of US-listed IT services company Igate, AltAssets understands.

27 April 2015

GE Ventures joins existing investors in Neuronetics’ $34.3m Series F round

brain-001-880737-m GE Ventures has joined $34.3m Series F financing round in Neuronetics, a company which develops treatments for depression and other chronic psychiatric and neurological disorders.

27 April 2015

Vestar snaps up pest control company Woodstream from Brockway Moran, CHS Capital

rat_170sq Vestar Capital Partners has acquired pest control and garden product provider Woodstream from US private equity firms Brockway Moran & Partners and CHS Capital.

27 April 2015

TPG Growth shuts off third fund on $3bn

money---us-dollars-3-767230-m Buyout major TPG Growth has held a final close of its mid-market and growth investment fund on $3bn, beating its initial target of $2.75bn.

27 April 2015

LBO France sell cargo handler WFS to Platinum Equity

plane-silhouette-1414861-m French private equity firm LBO France has sold cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services to Platinum Equity, AltAssets understands.

27 April 2015

Carlyle offloads Metrologic to Astorg

money-in-hand-1037536-m Global buyout major Carlyle Group has sold a majority stake in Metrologic Group to Astorg Partners, AltAssets understands.

27 April 2015

OTPP, Thoma Bravo acquire Riverbed in $3.5bn deal

norway-river-1445165-1-m Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s investor arm has teamed up with US private equity firm Thoma Bravo to acquire Riverbed Technology in a $3.5bn deal.

27 April 2015

Ex-Nokia VC arm BlueRun closes third China fund on $200m

china US-based BlueRun Ventures has closed its third China-focused venture capital vehicle on $200m, after just few months on the market, AltAssets understands.

27 April 2015

Hermes GPE to switch North American office from Boston to New York

Boston waterfront Private equity investor Hermes GPE is reportedly switching its North American operations from Boston to New York after just a few years of presence in the city.

27 April 2015

Ares, Apollo explore deal for GE’s $10bn-valued lending unit

calculator5_lrg Buyout majors Apollo Global Management, Ares Management and SunTrust Banks are said to be considering picking up a unit of General Electric which makes loans to US private equity firms.

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