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14 May 2012

LPs return for First Round Capital’s fourth seed fund

growth-seedling_sq Seed stage investor First Round Capital has closed its fourth fund and said its plan to stick to its existing strategy resulted in recommitments from all of its limited partners.

14 May 2012

Former city banker Simon Borrows to succeed Queen at 3i $

news_3i_lrg Former Greenhill banker Simon Borrows is set to succeed Michael Queen at 3i following an announcement in March that the embattled private equity firm’s chief executive will step down.

14 May 2012

Triton exits Scandinavia’s Bravida to Bain Capital

Northern Europe-focused private equity group Triton is to sell Scandinavian technical installation and service solutions company Bravida to Bain Capital.

14 May 2012

Banga: “The hardest part of PE is having the courage to walk away” $

vindi-banga_sq Despite the typical pressures that push fund managers to invest, the hardest part of private equity is having the courage to walk away from a deal, according to Clayton Dubilier & Rice senior partner and former Unilever boss Vindi Banga.

12 May 2012

CRB’s Fund II completes first close on $30m

Venture capital firm CRB Inverbio completed the first closing of its second fund, reeling over half of the €60m target.

11 May 2012

Nomura spin-off Phase4 Ventures appoints Citi as fund administrator

folders5_sq Phase4 Ventures, the London-based life sciences investor that spun out from Japanese banking giant Nomura two years ago, has appointed Citi as a fund administrator.

11 May 2012

ABLV Private Equity backs MBO of DEPO DIY from BaltCap

drill-diy-construction-wood Private equity investor BaltCap has sold its 72 per cent stake in Latvian DIY chain DEPO to its own management team backed by ABLV Private Equity.

11 May 2012

AnaCap hits £350m hard cap for latest distressed debt fund

London based credit investor AnaCap Financial Partners has hit its £350m hard cap for its latest distressed debt fund, which will seek to capitalise on the need for financial institutions to deleverage following years of over-expansion.

11 May 2012

Platinum Equity digs out $750m to buy Caterpillar logistics arm

caterpillar Platinum Equity has picked up a 65 per cent stake in the logistics arm of global construction, mining equipment and engine manufacturer Caterpillar for $750m.

11 May 2012

Buyout firms braced for limiting law changes from new French president $

francois-hollande-france-french-president Private equity buy-outs in France could be massively constrained by a new wave of legislation in the wake of Francois Hollande’s election as president.


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