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21 July 2015

New Midwest venture firm Lewis & Clark rounds up $71.4m for new fund

US map Lewis & Clark Ventures, a recently-launched, St Louis-based venture firm, has assembled at least $71.4m so far for its first fund, AltAssets can reveal.

21 July 2015

GTCR to exit insurance broker AssuredPartners to Apax Partners

dollars cash money GTCR, a Chicago-based private equity house, is to sell AssuredPartners Inc, a major US insurance brokerage firm, to Apax Partners, GTCR has announced, without disclosing the financial terms of the deal.

21 July 2015

Cerberus reported looking to sell its German Metro Cash & Carry retail portfolio

news_shopping_trolley2_lrg Cerberus, the $25bn New York private equity firm, is to seek a sale of a portfolio of Metro Cash & Carry retail properties in Germany that it bought in 2011, "after an initial plan to float the retail property assets [was] put aside", according to a published report.

21 July 2015

OpenGate confirms up to $300m fundraise for debut vehicle

gate-419890_1280 US private equity investor OpenGate Capital has confirmed it is raising up to $300m for its debut fund.

21 July 2015

TA ends eight-year First Eagle investment with sale to Blackstone, Corsair

bird-62696_1280 TA Associates has sealed the sale of First Eagle Investment Management to buyout peers Blackstone and Corsair Capital for an enterprise value of $4bn.

21 July 2015

KKR prepares for IPO exit of one of its biggest investments, First Data Corp

stock KKR is preparing for a multi-billion-dollar initial public offering of one of its largest portfolio companies, the electronic payments processor First Data Corp, which it took private in 2007 for around $29bn.

21 July 2015

Private equity firms pile into $54m Series B round for online car retailer Vroom

sports-car-633291_1280 A trio of private equity firms have backed US-based online pre-owned car retailer Vroom through a weighty $54m Series B financing round.

21 July 2015

Athyrium Capital, Neuberger Berman close second joint healthcare fund at $1.2bn-plus

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Global healthcare investment specialist Athyrium Capital Management and Neuberger Berman, the New York-based asset manager, said they have closed their second joint Athyrium Opportunities Fund, at more than $1.2bn.

20 July 2015

TPG-backed credit firm Castlelake hits hard cap again in $1.9bn Fund IV close

dollars-426026_1280 TPG Capital-backed credit investor Castlelake has held a $1.9bn hard cap close for its second fund since rebranding from TPG Credit Management in 2013.

20 July 2015

Insight Venture Partners sole investor in $22.8m Series A funding for Germany’s Chrono24

pocket-watch-1-790130-m Insight Venture Partners, the New York-based tech investment specialist, was the sole investor in a $22.8m Series A funding round for Chrono24, a Germany-based internet watch website backer.

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