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24 October 2012

Trio of buyout firms bid for CHS Capital-backed Heartland Dental Care

dentist-dental-toothbrushKKR, Apax Partners and Madison Dearborn are reported to be bidding for US dental practice management company Heartland Dental Care, which could be worth $1.3bn.

24 October 2012

Blackstone eyeing up to $3bn for hedge fund secondaries vehicle

hedge_170sqGlobal private equity giant Blackstone is reportedly planning to launch a multibillion dollar fund to buy stakes in hedge fund managers in the secondaries market.

24 October 2012

Japanese government plans $500m pharmaceutical research fund

The Japanese government is planning to launch a venture capital fund to back research into drugs targeting diseases such as cancer, hepatitis and diabetes.

24 October 2012

Matrix, Lightspeed invest $5m in Limeroad.com

clothing-scarves-2Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners have teamed up to provide a $5m financing round for innovative shopping and fashion website Limeroad.com.

24 October 2012

Summit Midstream closes $207m deal for ETC Canyon Pipeline

Summit Midstream Partners, a provider of natural gas gathering and compression services backed by energy infrastructure-focused buyout firm Energy Capital Partners and GE Energy Financial Services, has closed the acquisition of ETC Canyon Pipeline.

24 October 2012

Lerer Ventures completes rapid $36m fundraise for third seed vehicle $

Ken Lerer - Lerer Ventures - AltAssets Private Equity NewsThe seed-stage venture firm set up by Huffington Post co-founder Ken Lerer has closed its latest fund above its $30m following a rapid fundraise.

24 October 2012

3i, Allianz hire advisors for Scandlines sale

boat13i and Allianz Capital Partners are reported to have selected advisors for the sale of Baltic-focused ferry group Scandlines, in a sale that could fetch about €1.4bn.

23 October 2012

Ofi InfraVia hits first close for €400m infrastructure fund $

Ofi infraVia, the infrastructure investment arm of Parisian asset manager Ofi, has raised €150m towards a first close for its second fund to target mid-market infrastructure opportunities in Continental Europe.

23 October 2012

Wellington backs Canadian online fashion retailer Beyond the Rack $

North American debt capital firm Wellington Financial has dipped into its new fund to back Beyond the Rack, Canada’s third-largest e-commerce platform.

23 October 2012

NVM, BGF-backed Wear Inns continues acquisition spree

beer-pub-pint_sqWear Inns, an NVM Private Equity and Business Growth Fund backed platform focused on acquiring and managing a chain of community pubs in the North of England, has bought a further two premises from the Orchid Pub Group.


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