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19 July 2016

American Securities seals deal for oil, gas industry drill bit maker Ulterra

oil-1183695_1920 US buyout house American Securities has snapped up oil and gas industry drill bit maker Ulterra Drilling Technologies from ESCO Corporation.

19 July 2016

Israel Infrastructure Fund raises over $256m for third flagship vehicle

road-75633_640 Tel Aviv-based manger Israel Infrastructure Fund (IIF) has racked up more than $256m in its latest fundraise, after a five-year break.

19 July 2016

Aeropostale looks to bring claims against PE firm over bankruptcy

boy-1149957_960_720 Teen clothing chain Aeropostale is reportedly looking to bring claims against a private equity firm after claiming it drove it into bankruptcy.

19 July 2016

Beringer buys Adweek to expand out editorial content

usa-123352_1280 US private equity investor Beringer Capital has acquired media, marketing and advertising news and insight provider Adweek from Mediabistro Holdings.

19 July 2016

Sango takes another tilt at $200m through second Africa-focused fundraise

johannesburg-170478_1920 African private equity firm Sango Capital is back in the market targeting $200m after failing to hit that height with its debut fundraise two years ago. Sango held a $109.5m final close for its debut fund, despite hoping to collect up to $200m for the fund. The firm has already registered more than $86m towards Fund II[...]

19 July 2016

Blackstone to float biggest single-family rental business in US as REIT next year

talahi-733671_640 Global private equity major Blackstone is said to be planning an initial public offering (IPO) for its Invitation Homes real estate business in the first half of next year.

19 July 2016

Thrive storms to $700m Fund V close just two years after raising Fund IV

new-york-668616_1920 Early-stage investment house Thrive Capital Partners has stormed to a $700m close for its fifth fund, just two years after closing its predecessor vehicle.

19 July 2016

Coller establishes new leadership team following high profile departures

business-suit-690048_640 Secondaries firm Coller Capital has promoted three existing partners into newly created leadership positions. London-based partner Michael Schad has been appointed head of investment management, while David Platter and Francois Aguerre have become co-heads of origination. Prior to joining Coller in 2005, Schad worked in the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse[...]

19 July 2016

Vista said to take another look at potential Misys sale, IPO

pound-414420_1920 Software-focused private equity major Vista Equity Partners is said to be mooting a sale or IPO of Misys which could see it valued at about $2bn.

19 July 2016

OpenGate beats $300m target in debut fund final close

gate-419890_1920 LA-headquartered private equity firm OpenGate Capital has trumped its target for its debut institutional fund by gathering almost $305m.

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