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5 September 2012

Patron Capital closes distressed property fund on €880m

patron-capital_sqPatron Capital, a pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in distressed property assets, has raised over €880m for its fourth fund.

5 September 2012

Mount Kellett leads $72m investment in Jain Irrigation Systems

irrigation_sqA distressed private equity firm set up by three former Goldman Sachs special situations executives has joined the IFC for a $72m investment into India’s Jain Irrigation Systems.

5 September 2012

Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa eyes $1.65bn for third buyout fund

Ron Burkle Yucaipa - AltAssets Private Equity NewsBillionaire Ron Burkle’s investment company Yucaipa is believed to be targeting $1.65bn for its latest buyout fund.

5 September 2012

NRDC explores Hudson Bay Co Canadian department store IPO

canada-calgary_sqNRDC Equity Partners is reported to have hired banks to explore an initial public offering of Hudson's Bay Co’s Canadian department stores, a listing that is expected to raise about C$500m ($506m).

5 September 2012

Kaiwu Capital eyeing $150m for debut venture fund

Zhou Shuhua Kaiwu Capital - AltAssets Private Equity NewsBeijing-based venture capital firm Kaiwu is targeting $150m for its maiden fund more than a year after it was founded.

5 September 2012

Comcast, NBC venture arm leads $25m round for Nebula

chris-kemp-nebula_sqComcast Ventures, the venture capital arm of Comcast and NBC Universal, has led a $25m Series B financing round for cloud systems company Nebula, with participation from Highland Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Innovation Endeavors.

5 September 2012

Dolphin Browser developer seals funding from Qualcomm Ventures

Dolphin Browser - AltAssets Private Equity NewsQualcomm Ventures has taken part in a second funding round for China-based mobile web browser developer Mobotap.

5 September 2012

Partners Group reduces Europe, Asia exposure, targets North America $

partners-group-2_sqGlobal private equity firm Partners Group reported strong half year results this week, in addition to a scaling back of investment in Europe and Asia Pacific and a renewed focus on North America.

5 September 2012

M&A deal value drops despite Carlyle’s $3.3bn Getty buyout $

M&A transaction value dropped 26 per cent in August compared to the previous month despite private equity giant Carlyle’s $3.3bn buyout of Getty Images.

5 September 2012

Morgan Stanley leads PE consortium in $300m Chinese hydro deal

Morgan Stanley’s infrastructure arm has led a private equity consortium to invest $300m into China-based hydropower group Zhaoheng.

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