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17 December 2012

Founders Club takes new approach to fundraising for SME-focused vehicle $

growth2_sq The Founders Club has confirmed it has a group of growth stage businesses interested in taking part in the first close of its Growth Equity Exchange Fund.

17 December 2012

Neuberger Berman-backed Dyal Capital buys minority stake in Pinnacle AM

Hedge fund-focused private equity investor Dyal Capital Partners has picked up a minority stake in commodities-focused alternative asset manager Pinnacle.

14 December 2012

Weinberg Capital, Riverside, Hicks acquire Overton Chicago Gear Corp

Private equity firms including Weinberg Capital Group, The Riverside Group and Hicks Equity Partners have ed forces to purchase the Overton Chicago Gear Corporation, for an undisclosed price.

14 December 2012

Carlyle, BC Partners finalise $3.46bn United Tech deal

Carlyle and BC Partners have finalised their previously announced deal to buy the pump and compressor businesses of United Technologies Corp for $3.46bn.

14 December 2012

PE-backed Best Buy bidders given until end of February to make offer

Richard Schulze - AltAssets Private Equity News Best Buy founder Richard Schulze has been given an extension to make his private equity-backed buyout offer for the company.

14 December 2012

It’s all Gravy as ‘mood-based’ app raises $6.4m

‘Mood-based’ app Gravy has received additional funding bringing total capital raised to $6.4m.

14 December 2012

Hirtle Callaghan closes $201m FoF, sees healthcare, upper mid-market activity $

Jamie Johnson Hirtle Callaghan - AltAssets Private Equity News US investment manager Hirtle Callaghan & Co has held a $201m final close for its latest diversified private equity fund of funds vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

14 December 2012

Borealis Ventures launches $30m VC fund to target New Hampshire technology $

Borealis Ventures has launched a new fund to specifically invest in homegrown talent in the US state of New Hampshire.

14 December 2012

Commonfund collects more than double target in $102m fund close $

Extensive fund of funds manager Commonfund has banked more than double its initial target of commitments for its fifth multi-strategy private equity and venture fund.

14 December 2012

Siris surges past hard cap to close first independent fund on almost $650m $

Siris Capital has beaten its $600m hard cap for its first buyout fund since spinning out of SAC Capital early last year, AltAssets has learned.

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