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27 March 2015

Five-year-old Prostar launches Asia-Pacific infra fund, $200m raised so far

construction digger infrastructure Infrastructure investment firm Porstar Capital has launched a new fund focused on the Asia Pacific region.

27 March 2015

Online art collection platform Artsy grabs $25m Catterton-led Series C

the-scream Online art education and collecting platform Artsy has picked up $25m of Series C financing led by consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton.

27 March 2015

PE-backed Builders FirstSource eyes expansion through ProBuild buyout

building-site_sq Warburg Pincus-backed building products business Builders FirstSource is said to be in discussions about expansion by purchasing peer ProBuild Holdings.

27 March 2015

Florida offloads legacy PE portfolio in $350m deal

miami-florida_sq The State Board of Administration of Florida has reportedly sold a $350m legacy private equity portfolio, AltAssets has learned.

27 March 2015

HIG Capital-owned Surgery Partners plans $2bn valuation from IPO

surgery1 HIG Capital-backed surgical centre manager Surgery Partners is reportedly planning an IPO which could value it at about $2bn.

27 March 2015

Healthcare-focused Flagship raises its biggest fund since 2000 with $537m close

flags-533821-m Massachusetts-based Flagship Ventures said it has nearly doubled the target for its fifth fund by closing the vehicle on $537m, bringing the firm’s aggregate funds under management to $1.4bn.

27 March 2015

Platinum moves closer to buying PrimeSource Building Products

screw-world-2-861231-m Platinum Equity is reportedly closing in on a deal to purchase US nail and screw distributor PrimeSource Building Products, AltAssets understands.

27 March 2015

Ohio Police & Fire commits $100m to private equity, real estate

firefighters-1018822-m The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund has reportedly made two commitments of $50m each to Blackstone and real estate investor Gerrity Group.

27 March 2015

Flag Capital lands $88m for ninth venture FoF

usflag2_170sq Investment firm Flag Capital Management has edged past the half way mark for its latest venture capital fund of funds vehicle, AltAssets understands.

27 March 2015

Ignition fires up new fundraise just two years after last flagship close

fireplace-fire-1423813-m Early-stage venture capital firm Ignition Partners is already back in the market for a new vehicle just two years after closing its sixth fund, AltAssets can reveal.

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