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1 May 2013

57 Stars nears $200m for Global Opportunity Fund 3 $

dc Emerging markets focused fund of funds 57 Stars has raised nearly $200m for its Global Opportunity Fund 3 after tapping investors for almost $90m over the past year, AltAssets has learned.

1 May 2013

KKR in talks with ex-CIA director Petraeus about role

220px-DCIA_David_Petraeus Former US army commander and ex-director of the CIA David Petraeus could soon join buyout giant KKR, it is understood.

1 May 2013

Blackstone IR veteran Whitney to step down after 25 years with firm

Ken Whitney Blackstone Blackstone investor relations veteran Ken Whitney has reportedly told the firm he plans to retire from his role after more than two decades at the heart of its fundraising activities.

1 May 2013

Solis reaches fundraising “line in the sand”, holds $61m final close $

danlubeck_lrg California-based private equity firm Solis Capital Partners has stuck to its decision to “draw a line in the sand” for its second fundraise by closing the vehicle on $61m.

30 April 2013

Quantum Energy Partners acquires oil and gas company Carmel Bay Exploration

calgary 5_sq Energy focused private equity firm Quantum Energy Partners has acquired Calgary-based upstream exploration and development company Carmel Bay Exploration.

30 April 2013

StarVest Partners leads $15m Series C round for RetailNext

Venture capital firm StarVest Partners has led a $15m Series C round for RetailNext, bringing the total funds raised by the California-based big data company to $29m.

30 April 2013

Blackstone plans to hire 50,000 US veterans for portfolio companies

us army Global alternative assets giant Blackstone plans to hire 50,000 US veterans across its portfolio companies over the next five years.

30 April 2013

Accel Partners hires ex-Groupon president as partner

solomon Venture capital firm Accel Partners has hired former chief operating officer of Groupon Rob Solomon as a venture partner.

30 April 2013

Pennsylvania Public Schools returns to Catterton with $75m commitment $

Consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners has picked up a $75m commitment from the Pennsylvania Public Schools Employees’ Retirement System for its recently-launched growth fund.

30 April 2013

GTCR exits biopharma business Actient in $585m deal

Mid-market Chicago buyout house GTCR has sold biopharmaceutical developer Actient to Auxilium Pharmaceuticals in a $585m deal.

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