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20 October 2016

Key Capital nabs 5x return through Gear4Music exit

guitar-1180744_960_720 UK private equity firm Key Capital Partners has scored a five-times by selling its remaining shares in Gear4Music.

19 October 2016

Octopus expands investment team following £100m fundraise

fish-1633525_960_720 Octopus Ventures has expanded its investment team with the hire of Zihao Xu, just months after closing a £100m fund.

19 October 2016

University of Michigan splits $103.2m across 3 funds

University of Michigan University of Michigan has spread $103.2m across three private investment funds, AltAssets understands.

18 October 2016

HarbourVest agrees deal to buy SVG Capital’s portfolio

handshake-440959_1280 HarbourVest has reached a deal to buy the portfolio of London-listed SVG Capital, ending a five-week-long takeover process by the firm.

13 October 2016

Adams Street replaces retiring secondaries head with Jeff Akers

akers_jeff_web Adams Street Partners has appointed Jeff Akers as head of secondaries, succeeding Jason Gull, who will be retiring at the end of 2016.

12 October 2016

‘Small buyout market’ suffering restricted capital amid VCT changes $

pound-414420_1920 The recent changes in the venture capital trusts (VCT) legislation have severely restricted the amount of capital available in the ‘small buyout market’, according to WestBridge Capital managing partner Guy Davies.

10 October 2016

HarbourVest eyes bid for SVG Capital’s portfolio

london-1081820_960_720 HarbourVest Partners said it is looking to make an alternative bid for the whole of SVG Capital’s investment portfolio.

7 October 2016

HarbourVest extends $1.35bn offer for SVG

wealth-69525_960_720 US private equity firm HarbourVest Partners has extended its $1.35bn offer for UK-listed private equity firm SVG Capital.

6 October 2016

Losing EU single market access chief Brexit concern of PE-backed UK businesses $

brexit-1491370_1920 The threat of losing access to the European single market post-Brexit is the chief concern of private equity-backed UK businesses as the Government preps for negotiations with the EU, new research shows.

5 October 2016

SVG could sell half of portfolio in rival to HarbourVest bid

london-441853_640 UK-listed private equity firm SVG Capital has agreed in principle a £379m deal to sell half of its assets to Pomona Capital and Pantheon Ventures, which would see the firm prepare to wind itself down.

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