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19 October 2016

Onex fundraising for new mid-market vehicle, bags MPERS commitment

skydiver-1531968_1920 Canadian buyout major Onex Corp is back fundraising with its fourth mid-market vehicle, and has already snagged a commitment from the Maine Public Employees Retirement System.

19 October 2016

Ex-Carlyle principal’s Orangewood Partners backs George Industries

weld-67640_1280 Orangewood Partners, the growth and special situations investor launched last year by ex-Carlyle exec Alan Goldfarb, has bought a majority stake in New York-based engineered components maker George Industries.

18 October 2016

Warburg Pincus taps Fund XII to back talent management SaaS platform Neogov

headhunt-311354_640 Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus has added a new investment in its cloud-based services portfolio backing US company Neogov from its twelfth buyout fund.

18 October 2016

HarbourVest agrees deal to buy SVG Capital’s portfolio

handshake-440959_1280 HarbourVest has reached a deal to buy the portfolio of London-listed SVG Capital, ending a five-week-long takeover process by the firm.

18 October 2016

New PE player Auxo Investment Partners eyes $50m for debut fund

lighthouse-375488_640 Auxo Investment Partners, a new private equity firm which launched this week, is looking to raise $50m in equity for its first fund.

18 October 2016

CalPERS, Miller Capital take Las Vegas Miracle Mile mall from Tristar Capital, RFR

las-vegas-1306002_1920-1 A joint venture between US pension fund giant CalPERS and Miller Capital Advisory has picked up the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

18 October 2016

Apax-owned Answers Corp seeks leeway from lenders

dollar-1362244_1920 (1) Private equity-owned Answers Corp is reportedly looking for leeway from lenders as it prepares to reorganize a debt loan of more than $50om.

18 October 2016

Sofinnova’s tenth flagship VC fund closes on $650m hard cap

viruses-1359272_640 Biotech-focused venture capital firm Sofinnova has held the final close for its oversubscribed Fund X on $650m, smashing the original target of $550m.

18 October 2016

PE-backed Golfsmith tees up US stores sale

golf-1486354_960_720 Bankrupt retailer Golfsmith International, which is owned by OMERS private equity, is reportedly set to receive a second bid for is US stores.

18 October 2016

Quark joins with Chinese investment bank to create $500m health sciences fund

vancouver-1684467_960_720 Canadian venture capital firm Quark Venture has joines with a China-based investment bank to launch a $500m fund.

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