Brazil’s Bozano Investimentos Launches $309M Private Equity Education Fund

December 5, 2014

Bozano Investimentos, a Brazilian private investment firm specializing in fixed income, real state, multimarket funds and structure financials, announced it has raised the amount of $309 million or 800 million reais in private equity fund focused on the education sector. The fund is more than double the size of the last fund the firm oversaw […]

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Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Buys IndCor Properties from Blackstone for $8.1B

December 4, 2014

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has reached an agreement to acquire IndCor Properties, a warehouse landlord, from an American multinational private equity The Blackstone Group for the amount of $8.1 billion. Blackstone said on Monday night that the sale to G.I.C., as the wealth fund is known, would replace a planned initial public offering of the […]

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Venture-Backed Firm Vyome Biosciences Adds Ranjan Pai to Its Board

December 3, 2014

Ranjan Pai, a Managing Director and CEO of Manipal Education & Medical Group, has been appointed by Vyome Biosciences Pvt Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company, develops drugs for dermatology care, which is backed by a venture capital firm Aarin Capital. The has company also appointed Richard Buchta, formerly Head of GlaxoSmithKline’s dermatology unit Stiefel Laboratories in […]

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3 Private Equity Firms are Circling T.G.I. Friday’s

December 2, 2014

Charterhouse, Lion Capital and Electra, a trio of private equity firms, are understood to have tabled second-round bids offers for T.G.I. Friday’s. TGI’s owners, Sentinel Capital and TriArtisan Partners, bought the company, which has more than 900 sites around the world for $880m earlier this year. Its UK arm has 60 restaurants dotted around the […]

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TPG Leads a Private Equity Round for Janalakshmi Financial Services

December 1, 2014

TPG Asia SF Pte Ltd has led a private equity funding round for Janalakshmi Financial Services Pvt Ltd, a microfinance institution based in Bangalore, the round was also led by existing investors including Alpha TC Holdings, a fund backed by Mizuho Securities and managed by Tata Capital, among others, as per a disclosure. TPG Asia […]

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Shanghai Venture Capital Firm Leads Series C Round for iHear Medical

November 28, 2014

Lighthouse Capital, a Shanghai-based venture capital firm that focuses on medical devices, has led a $5 million Series C round for iHear Medical, which makes affordable hearing aids that users can customize at home. Japanese electronics maker Brother Industries and Ameritas Holding Company also participated. This brings the total iHear Medical, which was founded in […]

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NY’s Private Equity Palladium Takes a Big Bite in Daniel’s Jewelers

November 27, 2014

Majority investment in 73-store California chain Daniel’s Jewelers has been acquired by a New York-based private equity firm Palladium Equity Partners LLC. According to a news release, Culver City, Calif.-based Daniel’s Jewelers was founded in 1948 as a family-owned, independent jeweler with a single store. Today, Daniel’s has more than 70 locations all over the […]

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Carlyle Group to Raise a $5B Longer Life Fund

November 26, 2014

A Washington D.C. -based global asset management firm, specializing in private equity The Carlyle Group is planning to raise the amount of $5 billion for a fund that can hold stakes in companies for as long as 20 years, joining private equity firms such as Blackstone Group LP and CVC Capital Partners Ltd. The firm […]

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Unitus Seed Secures Investment from Bill Gates

November 25, 2014

Unitus Seed, an impact venture capital fund that focuses on Indian social enterprises, has secured investments from Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft. The co-founder of Microsoft, who has been directing millions of dollars in grant capital to the country for years, has joined Indian origin investor Vinod Khosla and a group of Seattle-area techies […]

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Navex Global Attracts Private Equity Interests

November 24, 2014

Navex Global, headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, provides governance, risk and compliance software to more than 8,000 clients, has been acquired by a leading private equity firm Vista Equity Partners from the Riverside Co. Riverside, headquartered in New York and Cleveland, started building Navex in 2010 when it acquired ELT, an online training provider. The […]

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