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Secondaries specialist Keyhaven scores 1.7x return on PIC investment

Secondaries private equity specialist Keyhaven Capital has sealed a 1.7x return selling its minority stake in UK-based Pensions Insurance Corporation.

Private equity firms to pay down The AA’s heavy debt after agreeing £219m buyout of the roadside recovery business

UK roadside recovery business The AA has agreed to be bought by private equity houses Warburg Pincus and Towerbrook Capital Partners at a £219m valuation.

Bain Capital, Pacific Lake team up for OneShield Software investment

Bain Capital Partners and Pacific Lake Partners have teamed up to back P&C insurance core software provider OneShield Software.

Challenger bank HMBradley gets $18.25m VC-led financing round

Having officially launched earlier this year, new neobank HMBradley has now secured $18.25m in a Series A funding round.

Stripe’s PE, VC backers lick their lips amid talk of possible $100bn valuation through new funding round

Payments giant Stripe is reportedly looking to raise a funding round which could see its valuation reach somewhere between $70bn and $100bn.

The Jordan Company sells Dimora Brands to private equity peer Clearlake Capital

The Jordan Company has agreed to sell speciality hardware and home accessories business Dimora Brands to fellow private equity house Clearlake Capital.

Stanhope Capital, FWM announce $24.2bn merger to create global wealth management major

Stanhope Capital and FWM have merged to create one of the world's largest independent wealth management and advisory firms, with more than $24bn under management.

Committed Advisors soars to €1.6bn hard cap Fund IV close as it celebrates 10 years in business

Secondaries private equity specialist Committed Advisors has surged past the target for its fourth fund to hit a €1.6bn hard cap final close.

Charlesbank Capital could raise up to $3.75bn for tenth flagship fund, LP documents show

Charlesbank Capital Partners is already back in the fundraising market eyeing its biggest ever vehicle, just a couple of years after beginning to invest its $3bn ninth flagship fund.

BlackRock to pay $1.05bn to buy Aperio Group from Golden Gate Capital

BlackRock has agreed to pay $1.05bn to buy research-based investment management business Aperio Group from Golden Gate Capital after just two years in the latter's portfolio.

L Catterton seals lightning return on Cholula investment through $800m trade sale

L Catterton has sealed a rapid return on its investment in hot sauce maker Cholula after agreeing an $800m sale to trade buyer McCormick & Company.

Sun Capital hires ex-TA Associates, Jump Capital tech investing expert Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan

Sun Capital Partners has brought on board Jump Capital growth equity group founding partner Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan as a managing director on its transactions team.

New specialist private equity firm spun out by WL Ross, Invesco Private Capital senior execs launched

A pair of former WL Ross and Invesco Private Capital senior execs have spun out a new private equity firm targeting opportunistic buyouts and special situations deals in the global industrials, materials and chemicals sectors.

Latour Capital joins €1bn fundraise club thanks to huge confidence from returning LPs

Latour Capital has continued its blistering rise with a €1bn final close for its third fund.

Ibex Investors closes second Israel fund on $100m, eyes deals dismissed as ‘too difficult or different’

Multi-strategy-focused Ibex Investors has scored a $100m final close for its second Israel fund eyeing markets and opportunities it believes are being dismissed as too difficult or too different by other asset managers.

HIG Capital rounds up €1.1bn to target European lower mid-market companies

HIG Capital has hit a €1.1bn final close for its third fund targeting lower mid-market European investments.

Andreessen Horowitz hauls in $4.5bn to close two new early-stage, growth funds

Venture capital major Andreessen Horowitz has boosted its capital under management to almost $16.5bn by closing $4.5bn across two new fundraises.

Bain Capital seals $800m final close for second impact investing fund: WSJ

Bain Capital has more than tripled its capital under management dedicated to impact investing through an $800m fund close, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

New York VC Work-Bench back fundraising, could collect up to $100m

New York-based Work-Bench is eyeing a big fund size increase by targeting up to $100m for its third flagship investment vehicle.

GI Partners buys Valet Living from Harvest Partners, Ares Management private equity arm

Buyout house GI Partners has bought doorstep waste, recycling and concierge services provider Valet Living from Harvest Partners and Ares Management's private equity arm.