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26 September 2012

Quilvest opens offices in São Paulo, Geneva

Global private equity investor Quilvest Group has opened two new offices, one in São Paulo, Brazil and another in Geneva, Switzerland.

26 September 2012

Chicago’s Northern Trust launches listed infrastructure fund

Northern Trust, a Nasdaq-listed investment manager based in Chicago, has launched a new listed infrastructure fund that will be sub-advised by Brookfield and Macquarie Capital.

26 September 2012

Florida pension plan revealed as Providence stake buyer

Florida’s $128bn pension system has been revealed as one of two investors to have picked up minority stakes in US buyout house Providence Equity Partners.

25 September 2012

AXA PE, Permira mull IPO for European travel agency OdigeO

AXA Private Equity and Permira are reported to be considering an initial public offering for OdigeO, Europe’s largest online travel agency, in a listing that could value the company at up to €1.5bn.

25 September 2012

Norwest, Sequoia Capital inject Series A cash into Capillary

Norwest Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital have led a $15.5m financing round for cloud-based customer engagement software-maker Capillary Technologies.

25 September 2012

Morgenthaler, ATV spin-out Lightstone eyeing $200m debut fund

New life sciences investor Lightstone Ventures is planning to raise at least $200m for its debut fund, it is understood.

25 September 2012

Wellington dips into new fund to back $47m SmartDrive round $

smartdrive_sq.jpg Wellington Financial, the North American debt capital firm that counts OMERS Ventures-backed Vision Critical among its portfolio companies, has dipped into its latest fund to back the $47m financing round for driver safety company SmartDrive.

25 September 2012

Secretive P2 Capital collects $19m for latest private equity fund $

Diversified investment manager P2 Capital Partners has raised more than $19m for its latest small-cap private equity vehicle.

25 September 2012

France’s Siparex hits €90m first close for Midmarket III fund

French private equity firm Siparex has reached a €90m first close after four months of fundraising for its third mid-market fund, which is currently on the road seeking commitments of €150m.

25 September 2012

THC overcomes LPs’ Eastern Europe fears to raise €50m maiden fund $

Polish private equity firm Tar Heel Capital has made a first and final close of €50m for its maiden buyout fund despite LP wariness over Eastern European investing.

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