Private Equity Firms Happy with GoPro’s Market Listing

June 27, 2014

No one was happier than the private equity firms that got to cash in into the GoPro Inc.’s initial public offering deal. This year’s IPO boom has helped to propel the stock market, boost economic confidence and beef up the returns of millions of 401(k) retirement accounts. But perhaps more than anything, it’s been a […]

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Private Equity Targets Kirkland’s Inc.

June 26, 2014

Following to private equity industry sources, a United States retail chain that sells home decor, specializing in furnishings, accessories and gifts Kirkland’s Inc. is on private equity target. The arts and crafts purveyor, with more than $80 million in cash on its balance sheet and no debt, would be an ideal leveraged buyout candidate. And […]

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American Fast-Food Chain Del Taco Up for Sale

June 25, 2014

Following to source, Del Taco, an American fast-food restaurant chain which specializes in American-style Mexican cuisine, is in the early stages of exploring a sale that could fetch more than $500 million. Founded in 1964, Lake Forest, California-based Del Taco owns and operates 546 restaurants in 17 U.S. states. The majority of them are in […]

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Carlyle Lifts $1B for 2nd Fund Aiming Financial Companies

June 24, 2014

The Carlyle Group, an American-based global asset management firm, specializing in private equity, announced it has closed Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners II, a $1 billion buyout fund. While a few smaller private equity firms also run funds dedicated just to financial companies, Carlyle is the only one among the major buyout firms to do […]

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Brazil’s Private Equity Patria Raises $1.4B from Investors

June 23, 2014

According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Patria Investimentos, the Brazilian private equity manager that is partially owned by Blackstone Group, has raised the amount of $1.4 billion from investors. That puts Patria about 94% of the way to the fund’s target. Private Equity News reported in February the firm aimed to […]

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Bain Capital Ventures Raises $850M in Two Months

June 20, 2014

The Boston-based venture capital affiliate of Bain Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, has raised the amount of $850 million in only two months for its latest two funds. The firm began fundraising for its $650 million BCV 2014 investment vehicle and a $200 million coinvestment fund on April 2 and had wrapped up financing for the […]

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CalPERS Pours 8.1% of the Total Fund in California

June 20, 2014

The state of California attracted $20.8 billion in investments in 2012-13, or 8.1 percent of the total fund from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, according to a report released this week by the public pension giant. The number represents an increase of 5.6 percent from the previous fiscal year. Those dollars were invested across […]

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Australian Agriculture and Food Businesses Eyed by Private Equity Investors

June 18, 2014

Australian agriculture and food businesses eyed by private equity investors muscling in on food companies after being traditionally reluctant to invest in the sector. Takeovers are gaining momentum, with Australian agriculture and food businesses as prime targets, as international companies look for entry into Asia to capitalise on its rapidly expanding middle class. A Grant […]

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Andreessen Horowitz Leads a $44M Funding Round for Instacart

June 17, 2014

Andreessen Horowitz, a $4 billion venture capital firm, has led a $44 million funding round for Instacart, a two-year-old grocery delivery company. Three venture capital firms that previously invested in the company, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and Canaan Partners, participated in the latest round. The company, which is based in San Francisco, lets customers shop […]

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The Sale of Indonesia’s Link Net Might Bring at Least $500M to CVC

June 16, 2014

CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms, said that the sale of shares in PT Link Net Tbk, an Indonesian broadband and cable-TV operator, might bring at least $500 million return to the private equity company. The sale of shares in Link Net, which is also owned by […]

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