A consortium including buyout giant KKR and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has moved a step closer to a buyout of Australian electricity infrastructure business Spark at a roughly A$5.13bn ($3.78bn) valuation.
Global buyout giant Blackstone has agreed to tap its specialist GP stakes fund to acquire a minority stake in fellow private equity house GTCR. The partnership will provide GTCR’s portfolio companies with access to Blackstone’s $150bn revenue base investment platform.
Global buyout giant Blackstone hired Stevi Petrelli as head of Blackstone Innovations Investments (BXI Investments). The newly created role will work across the firm’s various sectors of investments including technology and innovation, growth, real estate, private wealth solutions and finance business.
Private equity major Thoma Bravo has agreed to take customer feedback software maker Medallia private in an all-cash transaction that values the company at $6.4bn. The firm said the deal would provide the company with additional resources to capitalize on a massive and growing market opportunity.
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