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18 October 2016

HarbourVest agrees deal to buy SVG Capital’s portfolio

handshake-440959_1280 HarbourVest has reached a deal to buy the portfolio of London-listed SVG Capital, ending a five-week-long takeover process by the firm.

18 October 2016

BGF sells stake in Cussins to Northumberland Estates

church-1038740_640 The Business Growth Fund (BGF) has exited North East England-based house builder Cussins to Northumberland Estates after almost two years.

18 October 2016

New PE player Auxo Investment Partners eyes $50m for debut fund

lighthouse-375488_640 Auxo Investment Partners, a new private equity firm which launched this week, is looking to raise $50m in equity for its first fund.

18 October 2016

Abénex, Cathay sell electrical heating company Vulcanic

volcano-1728164_960_720 Qualium Investissement has joined with Future French Champions to buy electrical heating and cooling systems company Vulcanic from two French private equity firms.

18 October 2016

Impax wraps up Finnish wind farm portfolio sale to Allianz Capital Partners

wind-168423_1920 Impax New Energy Investors II, a fund advised by London-based Impax Asset Management, has completed the sale of a 107.7MW wind farm portfolio in Finnland.

18 October 2016

CalPERS, Miller Capital take Las Vegas Miracle Mile mall from Tristar Capital, RFR

las-vegas-1306002_1920-1 A joint venture between US pension fund giant CalPERS and Miller Capital Advisory has picked up the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

18 October 2016

Apax-owned Answers Corp seeks leeway from lenders

dollar-1362244_1920 (1) Private equity-owned Answers Corp is reportedly looking for leeway from lenders as it prepares to reorganize a debt loan of more than $50om.

18 October 2016

Sofinnova’s tenth flagship VC fund closes on $650m hard cap

viruses-1359272_640 Biotech-focused venture capital firm Sofinnova has held the final close for its oversubscribed Fund X on $650m, smashing the original target of $550m.

18 October 2016

PE-backed Golfsmith tees up US stores sale

golf-1486354_960_720 Bankrupt retailer Golfsmith International, which is owned by OMERS private equity, is reportedly set to receive a second bid for is US stores.

18 October 2016

Lion Capital to exit UK-based ghd for £420m in cash

hair-woman-my-beauty-wife-80700 Consumer-focused private equity firm Lion Capital is selling London-based hairstyling appliances maker ghd to US trade buyer Coty for around £420m in cash.

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