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Mérieux Equity beats hard cap with €377m healthcare fundraise

France-based Mérieux Equity Partners has raised €377m for the close of its latest healthcare-focused fund, Mérieux Participations 3.

Yellow Wood Partners brings in e-commerce veteran Pulice as latest operating partner

Consumer-focused private equity house Yellow Wood Partners has brought in digital commerce and marketing veteran Cory Pulice as an operating partner.

Big pharma’s falling R&D returns inspired Synova Capital’s Charnwood Molecular buyout

London-based buyout house Synova Capital has completed a deal for Charnwood Molecular to help grow the outsourced drug discovery services business.

Wellington Partners picks Gimv veteran Naegler as new managing partner

Life science-focused European venture capital house Wellington Partners has named former Gimv partner Karl Naegler as a new managing partner.

BGF backs pioneering organ preservation device maker OrganOx

UK and Ireland-focused SME investor BGF has provided £4.6m to medtech developer OrganOx as it looks to fund commercial expansion of its first product.

True North gives Indian drugmaker Biocon Biologics $3bn valuation through stake buy

Private equity investor True North has agreed an INR5.3bn ($74.6m) investment in Indian biosimilars drugmaker Biocon Biologics India to give the business a roughly $3bn valuation.

Venture fund of funds player Spur Capital in sight of $150m Fund VI goal

Venture capital fund of funds investor Spur Capital Partners is within touching distance of its $150m goal for its sixth flagship fundraise.

Crestview Partners closes $1.4bn JR Automation deal

New York-based Crestview Partners has sold automation business JR Automation to Hitachi for $1.43bn.

Alantra buys and merges three genetic diagnosis companies to create ‘Spanish leader’

Alantra Private Equity has bought and merged three Spain-headquartered genetic diagnosis companies with plans for international expansion.

Digital health veterans eye up to $425m for debut Transformation Capital fundraise

Newly-created digital health investor Transformation Capital Partners is eyeing a fundraise of up to $425m, it has emerged.

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BVCA names Silverfleet veteran MacDougall as chair amid ‘unprecedented challenge’ of coronavirus

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Debt-heavy Neiman Marcus ups bankruptcy preparations following coronavirus closure

Private equity-backed Neiman Marcus Group has reportedly stepped up preparation for bankruptcy as the US luxury retail chain continues to reel from debts racked up through its $6bn leveraged buyout.

Rubicon crosses $1.2bn for Fund III to destroy initial fundraising goal

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KKR agrees to back insurance finance specialist Kilter with up to $500m

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Japanese cosmetic brand ETVOS eyes Asian expansion with L Catterton investment

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Ancala Partners taps new €735m fund to back UK care home business Holmleigh

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