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28 September 2016

Jafco holds first close for new $650m-targeting SV5 global venture fund

natural-1225186_640 Japanese investment firm Jafco Co has held a first close for its new global venture capital fund on JPY 41bn ($407m).

28 September 2016

‘Dark horse’ Permira emerges as preferred Bank of East Asia share registry assets buyer

horse-818950_1280 European private equity major Permira has reportedly emerged as the preferred bidder for the share registry business of Bank of East Asia at up to $800m.

28 September 2016

Axcel teams with local pension funds for Danish Ship Finance deal

container-1611490_1920 Nordic private equity house Axcel has teamed with Danish pension funds PFA and PKA to pick up a controlling stake in maritime lender Danish Ship Finance.

28 September 2016

Apollo submits bid for German private bank OLB

money-1595995_960_720 (1) US buyout house Apollo Global Management is reportedly in talks to buy Allianz’s stake in Oldenburgische Landesbank AG (OLB).

28 September 2016

PE firms seal Vantage Energy exit to trade player Rice in $2.7bn deal

strata-1665020_1920 Private equity-backed oil and gas business Vantage Energy has been bought by trade player Rice Energy in a $2.7bn deal.

28 September 2016

Apollo reshuffles Outerwall management as it wraps up $1.6bn buy

newspapers-53323_640 Private equity group Apollo Global Management has closed the acquisition of $1.6bn of US automated kiosk operator Outerwall reshuffling the company's senior team.

28 September 2016

Apollo, TPG-backed Caesars Entertainment arranges $5bn settlement for insolvent subsidiary

play-593207_640 Caesars Entertainment Corp and its owners Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital Management have agreed a $5bn settlement for the group's bankrupt operating unit.

27 September 2016

Arkéa Capital to back French SMEs with new €200m fund

lavender-894919_640 French private equity investor Arkéa Capital has launched a new €200m fund focused on minority leveraged buyouts in the country's SME sector.

27 September 2016

NovaQuest looks to raise up to $400m for new PE fund

money-1459232_960_720 Healthcare-focused NovaQuest Capital Management is looking to raise up to $400m for a new private equity fund, AltAssets can reveal.

27 September 2016

Minority shareholder Polaris derails Providence Equity’s agreed buy of Starman

hammer-719066_640 Providence Equity faces a challenge to close the €210m acquisition of Baltic telecoms company Starman as minority shareholder Polaris is making a move to buy the business.

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