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17 August 2012

CalPERS commits $530m to two China-focused real estate funds

California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the $238bn US pension fund, has made a $530m commitment to two new real estate funds that will target real estate investments in China.

17 August 2012

GSV Capital backs open source education software company rSmart

GSV Advisors have joined ASAHI Net to back a $10.75m financing round for education technology provider rSmart.

17 August 2012

Gridiron Capital beats target again in second private equity fundraise $

Connecticut-based Gridiron Capital has followed up its target-busting 2007 debut fund by breaking its $400m goal for its second vehicle.

17 August 2012

Private equity firms struggling to exit record pre-crisis buyouts $

Private equity firms are still suffering a hangover from the pre-financial crisis buyout boom as they struggle to exit a record number of investments.

17 August 2012

Index Ventures leads $40m Series D round for Pure Storage

London-based venture capital firm Index Ventures has led an oversubscribed $40m Series D round for all-flash enterprise storage array company Pure Storage, which also received contributions from existing investors Greylock, Redpoint and Sutter Hill.

17 August 2012

Carlyle, Pamplona weigh bids for Republic Tobacco

Global buyout firms Carlyle and Pamplona are reported to be among a handful of potential buyers that are weighing offers for Republic Tobacco, in a deal that could fetch as much as $2bn.

17 August 2012

Little Black Bag packs in $8m financing from GRP, DCM

anya-handbag_sq GRP Partners has led an $8m financing round for social commerce site Little Black Bag with participation from DCM.

17 August 2012

Boardwalk, Loews partner for $625m PL Midstream deal

oil-pipes_sq New York-listed Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has formed a joint venture with an affiliate of its GP, which has reached a deal to buy PL Midstream from PL Logistics, a portfolio company of private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg, for $625m in cash.

17 August 2012

Triton mulling second round bids for Dematic

warehouse2_sq Nordic-focused equity firm Triton Partners is currently considering second round bids for its logistics portfolio company Dematic, it is understood.

17 August 2012

CIC, BlackRock China fund could seek $2bn of commitments

Asset management giant BlackRock and CIC, China's $480bn sovereign wealth fund, are reported to be targeting $2bn for a joint investment fund.

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