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Yellow Wood eyes massive fund size hike latest raise, could collect up to $750m

Consumer-focused private equity firm Yellow Wood Partners is back on the fundraising trail eyeing up to $750m - more than twice the amount it collected for its last fund.

Private equity funds being used for mass-scale money laundering: FBI

Private equity funds are being used for mass-scale money laundering according to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, which said the industry lacks adequate money-laundering programmes.

Private equity carried interest could see UK tax hike after chancellor announces capital gains...

Private equity executives raking in hefty amounts in carried interest could be in line for a tax hike after the UK chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an investigation into the country's current capital gains tax system.

TPG takeover of Covid-ravaged Cirque du Soleil looks dead amid impending creditor deal –...

Private equity plans to take over world-famous Cirque du Soleil on the cheap after coronavirus pushed it into bankruptcy protection have been scuppered by creditors, who are reportedly set to agree a recapitalisation of the company.

Munich Private Equity Partners soars past Fund III goal with €162m final close

Munich Private Equity Partners has hit a €162m final close for its third buyout fundraise, soaring past its initial €100m target.

Advent helps Amazon.com seller acquirer Thrasio to $1bn valuation through debut tech fund investment

Advent International has helped Amazon.com FBA business acquirer Thrasio to a $1bn valuation by leading a hefty investment round for the company.

VC surge sees record-breaking private equity year for Central and Eastern Europe

A record-breaking year for private equity investment in Central and Eastern Europe saw €2.95bn of capital invested in over 460 companies, new data from Invest Europe shows.

KKR taps $1.3bn Global Impact Fund to back Australian carbon offset business Greencollar

Global private equity giant KKR has backed Australian carbon offsetting specialist GreenCollar through its $1.3bn Global Impact Fund.

LPEA names director of strategy Pesch as new CEO

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has named Stephane Pesch as its new CEO, nine months after he joined LPEA as director of strategy.

Valor Equity Partners passes $1bn in fifth flagship fundraise

Growth-focused private equity house firm Valor Equity Partners has passed the $1bn-mark for its fifth flagship fundraise.

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