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3 January 2013

Energy-focused EnCap soars to $4bn first close for Fund IX $

Energy-focused private equity firm EnCap Investments has held a swift first close for its latest fund, bringing it within touching distance of its $4.25bn target, one of the fund's investors told AltAssets.

3 January 2013

Linden hires Becton, Dickinson veteran Bill Rhodes as operating partner

Bill Rhodes Linden Capital Partners Healthcare-focused private equity firm Linden Capital Partners has expanded its Chicago diagnostics and life science tools team by hiring Bill Rhodes as operating partner.

3 January 2013

Insight Venture invests $27.5m in programming education website Pluralsight

Insight Venture Partners has made the first outside investment in online software development education company Pluralsight through a $27.5m financing.

3 January 2013

LA special situations firm Clearlake beats $750m hard cap for third fund

Los Angeles-based special situations investor Clearlake Capital Partners has closed its third fund with commitments of $785m, exceeding both its original $600m target and its initial hard cap of $750m.

3 January 2013

ABRY Partners bolts on three insurance brokerages to Confie Seguros

Joe Waked Confie Seguros ABRY Partners has expanded its newly bought Hispanic customer focused insurance company Confie Seguros into Florida by bolting on three insurance brokerages.

3 January 2013

Lehman spin-out Trilantic sells MicroStar to Freeman Spogli

keg-2_sq Trilantic, the buyout firm set up three years ago by five former dealmakers from the merchant banking arm of Lehman Brothers, has sold MicroStar Solutions, a company that manages keg shipments for breweries operating in the US craft beer industry.

3 January 2013

Mailman targets Asian Series A rounds with new startup fund

Social media and digital advertising company Mailman is planning to fill a perceived gap in Asian Series A financing through its new startup fund.

3 January 2013

Clessidra, Bain to sell Italian bank carve-out Cerved for €1.13bn

milan_lrg Milan-based private equity firm Clessidra and global buyout giant Bain Capital have agreed to sell Cerved, the Italian corporate credit checking specialist carved out from a clutch of Italian banks four years ago, to CVC Capital Partners for €1.13bn.

3 January 2013

Trinity Hunt completes third behavioural health deal with Lakeview investment

Dallas-based private equity firm Trinity Hunt Partners has completed a majority investment in substance abuse treatment company Lakeview Health Systems.

3 January 2013

Onex picks up 50% stake in jet aircraft lessor BBAM for $165m

Onex Corp has completed its $165m acquisition of a 50 per cent interest in BBAM, the world’s third-largest manager of commercial jet aircraft.

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