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15 March 2013

Larger proportion of women at Asian private equity firms, new research shows

There are more women in high-level roles at Asia-based private equity firms than in North America and Europe, new research has shown.

15 March 2013

Russia looks to boost IT sector with new $195m fund $

nikitin The new $195m venture fund being launched by Russia’s Agency for Strategic Initiatives expects to start investing this autumn, AltAssets has learned.

15 March 2013

Primus Capital Partners closes largest fund on $353m

Primus Capital Partners has closed its seventh fund at $353m, topping its target of $300m, which makes it the largest fund raised by the Cleveland-headquartered mid-market firm to date.

15 March 2013

French software company Systar raises €2.35m

French software company Systar has completed a €2.35m private equity offering from investors including BNP Paribas Private Equity and OTC Asset Management.

15 March 2013

Mega buyouts build momentum for US private equity in 2013 $

Once again the US was the main target of private equity investment in February with 59 deals worth a combined $54.10bn in February.

14 March 2013

Non-European LPs, early bird discount helped Cinven hit €5bn fund target $

A surge in Middle East and Asian commitments to Cinven’s fifth buyout fund helped the European private equity giant reach its €5bn target, AltAssets has learned.

14 March 2013

Congress bill aims to loosen Dodd-Frank regulations for buyout, venture $

congress_170sq The US private equity and venture capital industries have received a vote of support from a congressman who introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing government regulations stemming from the Dodd-Frank law.

14 March 2013

Private equity debt hump threatening UK economic recovery $

The UK’s stuttering economy is under threat from private equity due to the debt piled on portfolio companies by firms, the Bank of England has warned.

14 March 2013

EQT Partners to sell or float Springer Science & Business Media

O Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners AB is reportedly pressing ahead with its plans to sell or float its German publishing business Springer Science & Business Media, which could be valued as high as €4bn.

14 March 2013

Highland Capital Management makes two senior appointments

gill Dallas-based investment firm has Highland Capital Management has beefed up its management team with two senior appointments.

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