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1 July 2015

Northleaf brings in Shearer from Deloitte

Krisitan Shearer Toronto-based private equity firm Northleaf Capital Partners has hired Kirsten Shearer as an associate.

1 July 2015

Spence replaces Lebus as LPEQ chairman

TimSpence_Solo Graphite Capital finance director Tim Spence has been appointed as the new non-executive chairman of LPEQ, the association of listed private equity companies.

1 July 2015

Great Hill Partners exits All Web Leads to Genstar Capital

software binary code computer Great Hill Partners is to sell property customer acquisition business All Web Leads to fellow private equity firm Genstar Capital.

1 July 2015

Encore closes Fund III on $260m hard cap just weeks after publishing PPM

speedometer-653246_1280 Encore Consumer Capital has closed its third fund on its $260m hard cap just two months after publishing its private placement memorandum.

1 July 2015

NewSpring, Altaris exit Precyse to Pamplona after eight-year holding

surgery-688380_1280 NewSpring Capital and Altaris Capital Partners have exited their seven-year investment in healthcare information management business Precyse to fellow private equity house Pamplona Capital Management.

1 July 2015

Where will the extra trillions of dollars in alt assets expected by 2020 come from? PwC’s Mellor explains $

Robert Mellor PwC Among the most attention-getting numbers in PwC’s latest report on asset management was a forecast that global investments in alternative strategies could reach as much as $15.3tn by 2020, of which the private equity share could represent as much as $7.4tn.

30 June 2015

Veritas Pension sells Nordic Mezzanine fund stakes to Idinvest

nordic French-based private equity firm Idinvest Partners has purchased two stakes in two Nordic mezzanine funds, AltAssets can reveal.

30 June 2015

Sunrise, Big Data Investments lead $11m round in Flytxt

data storage_lrg Sunrise Capital Partners and Big Data Investments have joined previous investors in leading a $11m financing round in big data analytics solution provider Flytxt.

30 June 2015

Spinifex investors to exit as Novartis agrees to $200m-plus buyout

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Novo A/S, Canaan Partners, GBS Venture Partners, Brandon Capital Partners, Uniseed and the University of Queensland will shortly exit their investments in Spinifex Pharmaceuticals, as Novartis International AG has agreed to buy it for $200m cash, "plus undisclosed clinical development and regulatory milestone payments".

30 June 2015

KKR to pay $30m for misallocating expenses

hand money dollars Buyout giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co has been forced to pay $30m to settle SEC charges that it misallocated more than $17m in expenses.

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