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African fund manager Sahel Capital has closed its debut fund on $65.9m to target Nigerian agricultural businesses and boost employment and productivity in the region.
Alternative asset major Ares Management has brought in Peter Higgins as a partner and portfolio manager in its credit group.
KKR and Western Digital have made a surprise late bid for Toshiba's in demand semiconductor unit, despite the company already picking a Japanese government-backed investor group including Bain Capital as the preferred bidder.
Japanese security software company Trend Micro has launched a $100m investment fund to target the sector it believes marks the "next wave" of tech investment opportunities.
Bain Capital and Cinven's €5.9bn bid to buy German generic drugmaker Stada has been rejected by shareholders after the firms failed to pass a threshold for support for the deal.
A pair of tech industry execs formerly of Google and Dropbox have filed to raise up to $136m for a new venture capital fund.
US private equity firm Platte River Equity has purchased MGF Capital, a chemical maker for the oil, water, mining and agricultural markets.
The early-stage investment arm of US semiconductor maker Applied Materials has launched a $40m fund targeting Korea's tech industry.
Ardian's growth investment arm has made its first push into Spain by picking up a minority stake in Spanish digital media agency T2O in the hope of helping the business expand in the Americas.
Spanish private equity firm Alantra has agreed a €99m deal to sell furniture plastics producer Probos Group to German strategic buyer Surteco.