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6 November 2013

Northleaf Capital Partners beats target for secondaries fund

Toronto-based private equity firm Northleaf Capital Partners has exceeded the $200m target for its private equity secondaries fund by $6m.

6 November 2013

Bain Capital Ventures helps Gainsight raise $20m Series B

Bain Capital’s venture arm has led a $20m Series B round for customer retention analytics specialist Gainsight, bringing its fundraising total to $30m.

6 November 2013

Carlyle sees good returns from private equity funds in Q3, but income drops $

dc Private equity major Carlyle reported that its private equity funds have seen their valuations surge 25 per cent over the past 12 months, while its pace of fundraising is the highest since 2007.

6 November 2013

Deal activity in IT sector climbs in third quarter $

The three month period to end September was a strong quarter for dealmaking in the IT sector, which attracted $17.2bn across 89 deals, consulting firm McGladrey said in a report.

6 November 2013

Ex-Sequoia, USVP employee holds $35m final close for second PivotNorth fund

Tim Connors Pivotnorth Pivotnorth, the early-stage venture firm founded by ex-Sequoia and US Venture Partners employee Tim Connors, has reportedly held a $35m final close for its second fund.

6 November 2013

Providence secures $235m from non-US LPs for third debt fund $

Private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has secured commitments of $235m from non-US investors for its third debt fund, AltAssets has learned.

6 November 2013

Spring Lake registers LP surge for debut private equity vehicle $

Spring Lake Equity Partners, a buyout firm launched by two managing partners of Tudor Growth Equity, has registered a flurry of LPs for its $250m-targeting fund in the past three months.

6 November 2013

Apollo could raise fund target to $17.5bn after some LPs demand $20bn hard cap

US private equity major Apollo Global Management could raise the bar on its latest buyout fund to $17.5bn to meet burgeoning demand for the vehicle, it is understood.

6 November 2013

Scale Venture Partners hires ex-Netflix director Tseitlin as partner

ariel tseitlin Venture capital firm Scale Venture Partners has hired former Netflix director Ariel Tseitlin as a partner to focus on the cloud infrastructure sector.

6 November 2013

Leonard Green-backed Brickman draws strong buyout interest for $1.5bn auction

Brickman landscape A gang of private equity giants are said to be circling Leonard Green-backed Brickman Group, the largest commercial landscaping company in the US, for a deal which could fetch $1.5bn.

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