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2 May 2013

Cerberus Capital Management raises $2.61bn for new fund

Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has reportedly raised a $2.61bn private equity fund, taking its fundraising total for the past two years to $11bn.

2 May 2013

OMERS Private Equity seeks $800m sale for USIC

Canadian pension fund investor OMERS Private Equity is seeking a sale for United States Infrastructure Corporation (USIC).

2 May 2013

US life insurer MetLife sees growth in investment income

US insurance group MetLife reported net investment income of $5.1bn in the first quarter of 2013,uoyed by increased investment income from the group’s variable investments – including alternative investments such as private equity and real estate.

2 May 2013

CalPERS adds Invesco to real estate investment programme

US pension fund investor CalPERS has selected Invesco Real Estate as a new manager for its multifamily real estate programme.

1 May 2013

Andreessen Horowitz backs online payment specialist Dwolla

payments_lrg Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has led a $16.5m third funding round for online payment network Dwolla following its $5m Series B round in February 2012.

1 May 2013

Platte River sells Hetsco for $32.5m amid US gas industry boom

Hetsco Lower mid-market focused private equity firm Platte River Equity has sold aluminium heat exchanger repair business Hetsco to Global Power Equipment for $32.5m.

1 May 2013

Private equity’s evolution continues with new industry standard for data $

Several major private equity firms have formed a new global industry alliance, the AltExchange Alliance, with the introduction of the industry’s first standard for data formats.

1 May 2013

US private equity growing in confidence amid wider economic malaise $

usflag2_170sq US private equity firms are growing in confidence about their business opportunities despite wider concerns about the economy, new research has shown.

1 May 2013

Bain Capital, Golden Gate pull ahead in $6.5bn BMC Software bidding

A private equity pairing of Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital is reportedly in pole position to pick up business technology specialist BMC Software in a $6.5bn deal.

1 May 2013

Kohlberg & Company’s seventh fund hits $1.6bn hard cap

Mid-market private equity firm Kohlberg & Company has closed its seventh fund, which topped its initial target of $1.5bn and hit its hard cap of $1.6bn.

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