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3 July 2015

Northleaf’s debut secondaries fund nearly 50% invested

maple-508614_640 Toronto-based private equity firm Northleaf Capital Partners has invested 45 per cent of its debut secondaries fund, AltAssets understands.

15 June 2015

Charterhouse makes 2.4x return by selling Environmental Resources Management to OMERS $

blue-sky-on-top-of-the-hill-1443964-m The private equity investment arm of the OMERS pension plan has purchased Environmental Resources Management from buyout house Charterhouse Capital Partners, in a deal worth $1.7bn.

5 June 2015

Canada’s Kensington Venture Fund hits second close on C$193m

canada moose Canadian government-backed alternative asset investor Kensington Venture Fund has held a second close on C$193m.

20 May 2015

Malaysia’s Khazanah leads C$27m round in General Fusion

Canada Malaysia’s state-backed investment fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad has led a C$27m($22m) financing round in Canda-based fusion energy company General Fusion.

21 April 2015

Metalmark-led group snaps up stake in Kissner Milling

snow snowflake ice An investor group led by US-based private equity firm Metalmark Capital has acquired a majority stake in Canadian rock salt distributor Kissner Milling Company.

21 April 2015

Canada’s Catalyst holds $650m first close of Fund V after 11 weeks

toronto-skyline-791336-m Toronto-based Catalyst Capital Group is halfway to its $1.25bn target for Fund V having held a $650m first close for the vehicle.

15 April 2015

HarbourVest eyes new LPs in Canada’s growing VC market says exec $

Rapisarda Senia By opening an office in Toronto HarbourVest is looking to engage with new LPs and capitalise on the growing opportunities in the country’s venture market according to principal Senia Rapisarda.

8 April 2015

Lion snaps up engagement ring seller Spence Diamonds

download (99) UK-based private equity firm Lion Capital has agreed a deal to purchase Canadian custom engagement ring seller Spence Diamonds.

7 April 2015

PenFund hands $70m to Canada’s GoodLife Fitness Centres

The Gym Group Canadian private equity firm PenFund has provided a $70m loan to GoodLife Fitness Centres.

1 April 2015

BDC Venture, SR One lead $21m Series D for Canadian biotech company

download (3) GlaxoSmithKline's venture capital arm SR One and BDC Venture Capital have co-led a $21m funding round for acute kidney injury specialist Thrasos Therapeutics.

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