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1 July 2016

VC heavyweights launch VR alliance with $10bn fund

smartphone-1445448_640The Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance, which seeks to invest in virtual reality startups, has launched with a new $10bn fund.

1 July 2016

Three more PE firms bidding for Safran’s biometric ID unit

fingerprint-146242_1280Bain Capital, CVC and KKR have emerged as the latest private equity heavyweights to bid for the biometric identification unit of French aerospace and defence group Safran.

1 July 2016

Canadian LP Caisse de dépôt invests €200m in Eurofins Scientific

test-tubes-904546_1920Canadian pension major Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has made a €200m investment in Luxembourg-based food, environment and pharma products testing business Eurofins Scientific.

1 July 2016

3i not giving up Action despite big interest in Dutch retailer

woman-169286_640UK private equity group 3i has no plans to sell or float its portfolio company Action, a Netherlands-based non-food retailer currently valued at £1.46bn.

1 July 2016

Rocky road ahead for UK mid-cap GPs looking to raise new funds

mountain-path-1119909_640Middle-market private equity firms in the UK should probably hold off with fundraising plans for now as new research suggests much weaker prospects for them in the short term.

30 June 2016

Ardian Infrastructure forms JV to supply Google with Swedish wind power

wind-farm-1209335_640French private equity group Ardian's infra arm has bought a 75 per cent in a Swedish wind farm which entire energy production is meant to satisfy Google's power needs.

30 June 2016

Altius, Pavilion to create investment advisory behemoth with $60bn AUA

architecture-21712_640Canada's Pavilion and Altius Holdings have agreed to merge, creating a new global advisory platform with $60bn in total assets under advisement (AUA).

30 June 2016

Flagship Ventures looking to raise up to $350m for latest fund

flag-1377524_960_720Life science-focused Flagship Ventures is looking to raise up to $350m for its latest venture capital fund, AltAssets can reveal.

30 June 2016

Ratos loses another senior exec a week after Pålsson’s move to CapMan

BlomeHenrikSwedish PE firm Ratos has announced the departure of Henrik Blomé just a week after the senior investment manager Johan Pålsson said he'll be joining Finnish CapMan.

30 June 2016

Carlyle buys stake in German clinic chain Schoen

clinical developmentGlobal buyout house The Carlyle Group has bought a minority stake in German clinic chain Schoen.

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