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19 December 2012

Altius Associates partner departs for UCLA Investment Co $

exit-sign-5_sq A long-serving partner at influential global gatekeeper Altius Associates has resigned from his role at the firm to join UCLA Investments Company, two people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

19 December 2012

General Atlantic-backed Getco to buy Knight Capital for $2bn

knight-capital_sq Getco, an electronic trading company backed by global growth investor General Atlantic, will reportedly buy embattled market-maker Knight Capital for about $2bn.

19 December 2012

FCA Venture Partners collects $40m, eyes biggest ever fundraise $

FCA Venture Partners is primed for its biggest ever fundraise after its latest vehicle equalled the $40m it last collected for a fund in 2007, AltAssets has learned.

19 December 2012

GI Partners eyeing $700m first close for Fund IV in early 2013 $

Mid-market private equity firm GI Partners is eyeing a first close of up to $700m for its fourth buyout fund amid a new strategy of solely targeting the US, AltAssets has learned.

18 December 2012

Boston’s .406 Ventures closes second fund on $175m

liam-donohue_sq Boston-based early stage enterprise IT investor .406 Ventures has closed its second fund, Point 406 Ventures II, with just over $175m in commitments.

18 December 2012

Adveq promotes Sanjay Gupta to executive director

sanjay-gupta_sq Adveq has promoted Sanjay Gupta, the head of the global private equity fund of funds manager’s Opportunity investment programme, to executive director effective from January 2013.

18 December 2012

Mill City Capital to buy JMH International

JMH International - AltAssets Private Equity News Lower mid-market private equity firm Mill City Capital has agreed to buy soup, stock and sauce base maker JMH International.

18 December 2012

GI Partners buys US data centre through CalPERS real estate fund

Liberty Park at Tysons - AltAssets Private Equity News Mid-market private equity firm GI Partners has continued its interest in data centres by picking up the 225,000 sq ft Liberty Park at Tysons.

18 December 2012

Canada’s Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital sees fund value rise $

Canadian early stage investor Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital has seen a 75 per cent increase in the value of its latest cleantech-focused fund, but predicted that 2013 will be characterised by limited activity in M&A and a dearth of IPOs.

18 December 2012

Cerberus vows to sell gunmaker Freedom following school shootings

bushmaster_ar15-m4 Distressed investor Cerberus has vowed to sell its stake in gunmaker Freedom Group following the devastating shootings at a US primary school last week.

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