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28 April 2016

Star Mountain bolsters team with senior advisor hire

0029347 Star Mountain Capital has expanded its advisory team with the hire of Anne Yang, a former managing director at Goldman Sachs.

28 April 2016

Greenspring raises sought amount for Opportunities Fund IV to $275m

common-dandelion-115166_640 US-based VC firm Greenspring Associates is looking to raise more capital for its latest direct investment fund, Greenspring Opportunities IV, now seeking $275m.

27 April 2016

Peter Thiel, Mitt Romney’s Solamere Capital back $100m round for Blackstone’s Vivint

home-office-569153_640 Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel and Mitt Romney's private equity firm Solamere have led a $100m financing round for Utah-based smart home builder Vivint, a Blackstone portfolio company.

27 April 2016

Leonard Green & Partners to buy ExamWorks in $2.2bn deal

pain Los Angeles-based private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners is set to buy ExamWorks Group, a provider of independent medical examination services, in a $2.2bn deal.

27 April 2016

Hershey buys Alliance Consumer Growth’s barkTHINS snack food brand

chocolate-1149938_640 US food group The Hershey Company has acquired the Ripple Brand Collective, including the barkTHINS snack food brand, a portfolio company of private equity firm Alliance Consumer Growth.

27 April 2016

Michigan’s Social Venture Fund backs seed financing round for Conversa Health

thermometer-833085_640 The University of Michigan's Social Venture Fund, the first student-led impact investing vehicle in the US, has participated in a Series Seed B convertible note round for Conversa Health.

27 April 2016

Yukon appoints Halyard’s Michael Furey as partner

business-suit-690048_640 Mezzanine capital specialist Yukon Partners has expanded its investment team with a new hire, naming former Halyard Capital executive Michael Furey partner.

26 April 2016

Level Equity holds $350m final close for Fund III $

stock-market-649902_640 Growth equity investment firm Level Equity has held the final close for its latest fund on $350m, AltAssets can reveal.

26 April 2016

GP, related-party commitments bring Lone Star RE Fund V to $5.9bn final close $

compass-303415_640 Global private equity firm Lone Star Funds has closed its fifth real estate vehicle on $5.9bn, well above the original target of $5bn.

26 April 2016

KKR private equity portfolio shrinks as firm slips into Q1 loss

financial data dollars Global private equity group KKR has turned to a after-tax net loss of some $553m and saw its private equity portfolio decline by 0.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2016.

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