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26 November 2013

KPS Capital renames Furniture Brands following $280m bankruptcy buyout

Heritage Home Group US private equity firm KPS Capital Partners has renamed Furniture Brands, the bankrupt home furnishings maker it agreed to buy last month, as Heritage Home Group.

26 November 2013

US public pension fund Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund increases alternatives allocation $

US public pension fund the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) has increased the total fund target asset allocation to alternatives from six per cent to nine per cent.

25 November 2013

Venture firms help Coursera expand Series B round to $63m

Early-stage investors GSV Capital and Learn Capital have helped online education business Coursera bring its Series B round to $63m by backing an extra $20m of financing.

25 November 2013

Flagship, Polaris, Third Rock lead $43m Series A for Editas Medicine

biotech_lrg Flagship Ventures, Polaris Partners and Third Rock Ventures have led a $43m Series A for genome editing specialist Editas Medicine.

25 November 2013

EIG closes latest fund on $6bn hard cap $

Private equity firm EIG Global Energy Partners has wrapped up its latest fund, AltAssets can reveal.

25 November 2013

ff Venture Capital hits $30m mark for third fund $

Venture capital firm ff Venture Capital has raised more than half of its third fund after a year on the road, AltAssets has learned.

25 November 2013

Carlyle rises above treacherous fundraising market with $13.3bn buyout fund close

Global buyout giant The Carlyle Group has raised one of the biggest private equity funds since the global financial crisis by holding a $13bn final close for its Carlyle Partners VI vehicle.

25 November 2013

Private equity investment in B2B sector climbs in Q3 $

The business products and services (B2B) sector saw an increase in private equity deal activity in the third quarter, according to a recent report from McGladrey.

25 November 2013

Enlightenment Capital nears halfway point for debut fund $

enlight Debt and equity investor Enlightenment Capital is nearing the halfway mark for its debut fund after a year on the road, AltAssets has learned.

25 November 2013

Capitalworks collects $55m for fourth lower mid-market US private equity fund $

US private equity firm Capitalworks has pulled in $55m for its latest Short Vincent vehicle for what appears to be a final close.

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