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1 May 2013

Solis reaches fundraising “line in the sand”, holds $61m final close $

danlubeck_lrgCalifornia-based private equity firm Solis Capital Partners has stuck to its decision to “draw a line in the sand” for its second fundraise by closing the vehicle on $61m.

1 May 2013

UK buyout firms to bid £100m for Byron burger chain

UK burger chain Byron is anticipating buyout bids of up to £100m this week, with firms in the running thought to include Equistone, Graphite Capital, Investcorp, LDC, Lion Capital, Phoenix Equity Partners and TA Associates.

30 April 2013

Quantum Energy Partners acquires oil and gas company Carmel Bay Exploration

calgary 5_sqEnergy focused private equity firm Quantum Energy Partners has acquired Calgary-based upstream exploration and development company Carmel Bay Exploration.

30 April 2013

StarVest Partners leads $15m Series C round for RetailNext

Venture capital firm StarVest Partners has led a $15m Series C round for RetailNext, bringing the total funds raised by the California-based big data company to $29m.

30 April 2013

Blackstone plans to hire 50,000 US veterans for portfolio companies

us armyGlobal alternative assets giant Blackstone plans to hire 50,000 US veterans across its portfolio companies over the next five years.

30 April 2013

Accel Partners hires ex-Groupon president as partner

solomonVenture capital firm Accel Partners has hired former chief operating officer of Groupon Rob Solomon as a venture partner.

30 April 2013

Consecutive monthly decline hits green investment space $

The value of private equity and venture capital investment in the cleantech sector declined for the third consecutive month in March 2013 after peaking at $3.05bn in December 2012

30 April 2013

India’s NSL Renewable Power raises $60m from private equity investors

NSL Renewable Power Private, the renewable energy development arm of Indian conglomerate Nuziveedu Seeds, has raised $60m from development groups and private equity firms.

30 April 2013

Pennsylvania Public Schools returns to Catterton with $75m commitment $

Consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners has picked up a $75m commitment from the Pennsylvania Public Schools Employees’ Retirement System for its recently-launched growth fund.

30 April 2013

TPG considers TDF breakup to help speed up sale

telecoms6_sqUS private equity giant TPG Capital is reportedly considering breaking up France-based telecom towers operator TDF to help exit the company it bought into for €5bn before the global financial crash.


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