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17 April 2015

Private equity overtakes RE to double Blackstone’s Q1 profits

moneyNew York-based private equity giant Blackstone has announced that its first-quarter profits have doubled from a year ago, with private equity overtaking real estate as its biggest earnings driver.

16 April 2015

Equistone closes Europe Fund V on €2bn hard cap

euros paymentsMid-market investor Equistone Partners Europe has closed its fifth Europe fund on €2bn hard cap, AltAssets understands.

16 April 2015

CVC doubles money through Virgin Active exit

The Gym GroupPrivate equity firm CVC Capital Partners has doubled its investment after exiting gym chain Virgin Active after less than four years, AltAssets understands.

16 April 2015

KKR closes second direct lending fund at $1.34bn

money-in-hand-1035691-mUS Private equity major Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & co has closed its second direct lending fund at $1.34bn, after less than a year on the road.

16 April 2015

Goldman, Bain back $25m round for invoice management company Billtrust

accounting tax calculatorFor the first time Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing has led a $25m financing round for invoice-to-cash streamlining business Billtrust.

16 April 2015

Carlyle hires Wal-Mart CEO Duke as operating exec

handshake dealGlobal buyout major Carlyle has hired former president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Mike Duke as operating executing in its Global Consumer & Retail group.

16 April 2015

Political changes could make India’s PE market more appealing says exec $

janusz_heath088Recent political changes in India could implement changes in the country’s disappointing fundraising market according to Capital Dynamics Janusz Heath.

16 April 2015

Lead Edge scores $21m for third venture capital fund

dollars capital money cashUS-based venture capital firm Lead Edge Capital has launched its third fund and registered just under $21.3m of commitments for the vehicle.

16 April 2015

Temasek-backed trading platform Virtu raises $314m at IPO

growth graph chart riseA year after its scrapped IPO, high-frequently trading platform Virtu Financial has successfully gone public and raised $314m with backing from private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek.

16 April 2015

Lovell leads $100m investment in LSQ Funding

fundLovell Minnick Partners has led a mammoth $100m financing round in SME capital solutions provider LSQ Funding Group.

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