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19 February 2014

ABRY seeks at least $1bn for new senior debt fund

dollar envelope money Private equity firm ABRY Partners is reportedly seeking at least $1bn for its third senior debt vehicle.

19 February 2014

Permira-backed Renaissance Learning valued at $1bn after Google Capital investment

school-trip_lrg Permira-backed school learning analytics business Renaissance Learning has picked up a minority investment from Google Capital which values the company at $1bn.

19 February 2014

Alvarez & Marsal hits $600m hard cap in debut buyout fund close $

The private equity arm of global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal has reportedly beaten the target for its debut fund by holding a $600m final close.

19 February 2014

Technology investor Riverwood Capital launches $35m venture fund $

Technology-focused investment firm Riverwood Capital has launched a venture capital fund with a $35m target, AltAssets has learned.

19 February 2014

US private equity firm TPG to list mid-market lending unit TSL

US private equity firm TPG is to list its mid-market lending unit, TPG Specialty Lending, which will operate as a business development company.

19 February 2014

Battery Ventures promotes Chelsea Stoner to general partner

stoner Venture capital firm Battery Ventures has made Chelsea Stoner its first female general partner.

19 February 2014

Apollo, Rickmers buy six container ships from Hamburg Süd

ship supply logistics container Private equity firm Apollo Global Management has bought six used vessels from container shipping group Hamburg Süd in partnership with Rickmers Group for $176m.

19 February 2014

Duolingo talks KPCB’s language, attracts $20m Series C round

news_speechbubble_lrg US venture giant Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has led a $20m financing round for free language education business Duolingo.

19 February 2014

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice acquires Ashland’s water tech unit in $1.8bn deal

Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has agreed to acquire chemicals group Ashland’s water technologies unit for $1.8bn.

19 February 2014

Thoma Bravo plans $200m LANDesk dividend recap

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is set to receive a $200m payout from its portfolio company LANDesk.

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