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28 February 2013

MTS Health Investors breaks $100m mark for Fund III $

US private equity firm MTS Health Investors has gathered more than $100m for its latest buyout fund, putting it a third of the way to its target.

28 February 2013

Seacoast Capital recaps Northwest Cascade

us flag6_sq US-based firm Seacoast Capital Managers has recapitalised Puyallup-based business Northwest Cascade, best known for its Honey bucket unit, which provides portable sanitation services.

28 February 2013

Baseline Ventures leads $8m round for hiring startup Gild

Baseline Ventures has led an $8m Series A fundraising round for San Francisco-based hiring specialist Gild - the largest ever round in the tech-hiring market.

28 February 2013

PE-backed Conexant Systems files for bankruptcy

Private equity-backed chipmaker Conexant Systems has reportedly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after an attempted turnaround by its new owner failed.

28 February 2013

Blackstone advises BCBG Max Azria on potential sale

fashion-model5_sq The $1bn potential sale of struggling fashion retailer BCBG Max Azria is expected to attract private equity interest, it is understood.

28 February 2013

Canada’s Caisse de dépôt sees assets increase as private equity draws strong returns $

Canadian pension fund group the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec saw assets increase to $176.2bn in 2012, on the back of some strong returns in asset classes such as private equity.

28 February 2013

Fortress private equity portfolio value up 25% in 2012 $

fortress-castle-tower The private equity portfolio of diversified asset manager Fortress Investment Group rose in value by more than 25 per cent in 2012 in what was described as a “pivotal year” by the firm.

27 February 2013

Norwest Venture Partners leads $15m funding round for STELLAService

Norwest Venture Partners has led a $15m Series B funding round for US-based customer service specialist STELLAService following a transformational year for the business.

27 February 2013

Carlyle Co-CEO Rubenstein predicts increase in buyout activity

rubenstein Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group David Rubenstein told Bloomberg Television that the buyout giant will invest more than the $7.9bn it put to work last year as merger and acquisition activity picks up.

27 February 2013

Allos Ventures second fund wins OPERS backing $

rosenberg Allos Ventures’ newly launched second fund has secured the support of the $75bn Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, AltAssets has learned.

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