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24 October 2016

Avista to focus on healthcare, industrial, communications with Fund IV

test-214185_640 US private equity firm Avista Capital Partners will dedicate its fourth fund to healthcare, industrial, communications, a source familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

24 October 2016

IMM PE’s third fund hits $1.15bn at final close

facing-garden-1214958_640 South Korea’s IMM Private Equity is said to have closed its third investment fund dedicated to its domestic market on KRW1.25trn ($1.15bn) after almost two years.

24 October 2016

Kotak PE exits India’s Rubicon Research to Everstone Group in $33m deal

pills-943764_1280 Indian investment firm Kotak Private Equity has sold its stake in Rubicon Research to fellow buyout house the Everstone Group in a INR 2.2bn ($33m) deal.

23 October 2016

EQT buys cyber security provider Utimaco

padlock-597495_1920 EQT Mid Market has agreed to buy a majority sake in German cyber security company Utimaco.

21 October 2016

Wisconsin SIB plans to boost PE, private RE allocations by $1bn in next five years

milwaukee-1651820_640 The State of Wisconsin Investment Board will aim to expand private equity and private real estate allocations by $1bn each over the next five years.

21 October 2016

TPG names Peter Smith head of originations of RE debt arm

businessman-598033_640 Peter Smith is the new head of originations at TPG Real Estate Finance Trust, the real estate debt platform of global alternative asset firm TPG.

21 October 2016

Africa can not rely on global LPs, more needs to come from local sources says AVCA exec $

africa-290434_960_720-3 Despite Africa seeing an increase in investor appetite for real estate, the lack of involvement from local LPs in the private equity is still a long way off from materialising according to AVCA’s Ponmile Osibo.

21 October 2016

Sequoia ends four-year chase of Polyvore CEO Jess Lee, makes her firm’s first ever VC

Jess Lee, Sequoia, Polyvore Sequoia Capital is said to have finally managed to recruit Polyvore CEO Jess Lee after a four-year long headhunt and has appointed her investing partner in the US.

21 October 2016

Equistone agrees to sell Hornschuch to Benecke-Kaliko

euro-1166051_1280 (1) European investment firm Equistone has agreed to sell its majority stake in Konrad Hornschuch, eight years after buying the company.

21 October 2016

OfficeFirst Immobilien rejects approach from Blackstone, eyes IPO next year

cambridge-66714_960_720 OfficeFirst Immobilien’s owner has rejected an approach from Blackstone and will reportedly wait until next year to make another attempt to list the business.

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