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27 May 2013

Special situations investor Clearlake Capital backs online fashion retailer Bluefly

Special situations-focused Clearlake Capital has acquired an 89 per cent stake online fashion retailer Bluefly from the company’s principal stockholders.

27 May 2013

Secondary buyouts drive private equity activity, hit eight-year high $

Secondary buyouts helped to prop-up a deflated private equity market during 2012 as volumes and values hit an eight-year high, according to a new report on global M&A trends.

24 May 2013

Lone Star confirms its biggest general distressed asset fundraise since 2007 $

real estate construction US real estate private equity major Lone Star has confirmed its largest general distressed asset-focused fundraise since the financial crisis by gathering more than $5bn for its latest vehicle.

24 May 2013

Warburg Pincus to sell Bausch & Lomb for $9bn

contact lens Private equity-backed contact lend maker Bausch and Lomb has reportedly agreed to be taken over for $9bn.

24 May 2013

Canadian VC firm Build Ventures nears first deal

Newly launched Canadian venture capital fund Build Ventures is reportedly about to make its first investment.

24 May 2013

Ares Management names ex-Carlyle executive Steel managing director

boardroom3_170sq Investment firm Ares Management has named former Carlyle executive and advisor to Tony Blair Charles Steel as new managing director of its private equity unit.

24 May 2013

Goldman Sachs bags $2.2bn for sixth secondaries fund

Goldman Sachs has broken through the halfway point for its sixth secondaries vehicle after receiving more than $2.2bn of commitments.

24 May 2013

Portfolio Advisors raises $217.5m for eighth fund of funds

Private equity firm Portfolio Advisors has raised $17.5m for its eighth fund of funds since February.

24 May 2013

Icahn, Southeastern seek $7bn to fund Dell counter-offer

delll Billionaire investor Carl Icahn and investment firm Southeastern Asset Management are reportedly in talks with banks and asset managers to secure up to $7bn for their counter-bid for Dell.

24 May 2013

Andreessen Horowitz leads Lyft’s $60m Series C round

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is set to lead a $60m Series C funding round for San Francisco-based ridesharing app Lyft.

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