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23 July 2015

KKR joint venture acquires Commerzbank shipping fleet for $254.5m

ship KKR and London-based independent ship operator Borealis Maritime are to acquire a $254.5m shipping fleet from a subsidiary of Commerzbank, through a joint venture they formed in 2013.

23 July 2015

Wind Point to target up to $900m for Fund VIII

Holland windmill Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners is reportedly set to hit the fundraising trail with its eighth buyout fund, which could raise as much as $900m.

23 July 2015

Blackstone unveils $3bn move into Nordic region real estate

Scandinavia The Blackstone Group is to make a major move into the Nordic region's real estate sector, with a deal to acquire a 34 per cent stake in Agasti Holding, a Norwegian investment manager, and other properties in Norway and Scandinavia.

23 July 2015

GE’s Antares looks to $13.9bn loan deal for sale to CPPIB

euro loan Antares Capital is looking to a $13.9bn financing package to back GE Capital’s sale of the mid-market sponsor finance platform to CPPIB, AltAssets understands.

22 July 2015

Cyprium Partners invests in Oklahoma building products supplier

windows, Pixabay Cyprium Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in M-D Building Products, an Oklahoma City-based supplier of do-it-yourself weatherisation products, which are used to reduce energy leaks around windows and doors.

22 July 2015

Invus-backed Blue Buffalo looks to raise $676m through IPO

pet-food5_sq Private equity-backed pet food maker Blue Buffalo Pet Products is set to raise over $676m through its IPO after pricing its shares, valuing the company close to $3.92bn.

22 July 2015

Blackstone sells hotel El San Juan Resort & Casino to Fundamental

water-165219_640 US buyout house The Blackstone Group has sold Puerto Rican hotel El San Juan Resort & Casino.

22 July 2015

JMI leads C$38m Series A in Benevity

office-620817_640 US-based growth equity firm JMI Equity has led a C$38m Series A financing round IN Benevity, a provider of workplace giving and volunteer management software solutions.

22 July 2015

Obama’s friend Martin Nesbitt collects over $330m for Vistria Fund

Nesbitt Mid-market private equity firm Vistria, led by Barack Obama’s longtime friend Martin Nesbitt, is closing in on the $350m target for its debut fund.

22 July 2015

Ridgewood Energy closes its latest oil and gas PE fund at $1.9bn

oil-rig-464816-m Ridgewood Energy Corp has closed its latest private equity fund to date on more than $1.9bn, putting it well ahead of its $1.5bn target.

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