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Wafra hits $1.5bn to close new fund targeting stakes in private equity, alternatives firms

Wafra, the investment house backed by Kuwait’s public pension fund, has hit a $1.5bn final close for its latest fund targeting stakes in private equity firms and other alternatives investors. The post Wafra hits $1.5bn

Bridgepoint on track for H1 2023 Fund VII final close

UK-headquartered listed GP Bridgepoint is on track to hold a final close for Bridgepoint Europe Fund VII in H1 2023, the firm said in an FY22 trading update.

3i plans over GBP1bn in exits with ‘better’ 2023 in sight

3i is predicting a good exit window for its portfolio companies next year with hopes that the current volatile economic environment will subside, CEO Simon Borrows said during the UK-listed sponsor’s half-year financial results update

GIP and KKR-led Consortium Enters Into Strategic Co-control Partnership With Vodafone to Invest in Vantage Towers AG

Two of the world’s leading infrastructure investors and Vodafone team up to jointly transform Vantage Towers into a leading player in the European telecoms tower sector The Consortium, as partner to Vodafone, will co-control Vodafone’s

Wafra eyes $1.5bn for new fund targeting stakes in private equity, alternatives firms

Wafra, the investment house backed by Kuwait's public pension fund, has launched a new $1.5bn fund targeting stakes in private equity firms and other alternatives investors. The post Wafra eyes $1.5bn for new fund targeting

Gulf Capital scores 2.5x return in Chef Middle East trade sale

Gulf Capital has sealed its second successful exit in two weeks with the $100m sale of Chef Middle East to Nasdaq-listed The Chef's Warehouse. The post Gulf Capital scores 2.5x return in Chef Middle East

Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System backs Oberland Capital

Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System has reportedly invested into Oberland Capital Healthcare III. The post Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System backs Oberland Capital first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund commits $60m to pair of funds

Chicago Public School Teachers' Pension & Retirement Fund has reportedly made two new investments, which total $60m. The post Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund commits $60m to pair of funds first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity

Permira Advisors shuts down Japan office

UK-based sponsor Permira Advisors is shutting down its Japan office, Unquote's sister publication Mergermarket reports citing sources familiar with the matter.

EU’s pending foreign subsidies rules put PE deals in the spotlight

The EU’s pending Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) will impose a heavy compliance burden on private equity firms and other financial sponsors that engage in M&A activity in Europe, lawyers told Unquote sister publication PaRR.

Record high for US VC fundraising despite ‘distressed’ dealmaking environment

Concerns LP would seek to drop their exposure to venture capital amid the current public market turbulence appear completely unfounded, with US VC fundraising reaching a new annual high of $150.9bn with a quarter of

Fidelity markets EUR 1bn-plus debut direct lending fund

Fidelity International is actively marketing its maiden European direct lending vehicle, for which it is seeking to raise at least EUR 1bn, Unquote's sister publication Debtwire reports.

Thoma Bravo agrees $2.3bn take-private of identity software specialist ForgeRock

Software-focused private equity major Thoma Bravo has agreed a $2.3bn buyout of New York-listed digital identity specialist ForgeRock. The post Thoma Bravo agrees $2.3bn take-private of identity software specialist ForgeRock first appeared on AltAssets Private

BVCA Summit: PEs take long-term view to ride out uncertainty

Private equity and venture capital players reaffirmed their conviction on the long-term prospects for the industry and listed their current priorities when it comes to operating and investing in the UK, during the discussions at

Billtrust set for rapid return to PE ownership with $1.7bn EQT buyout

Automated payments specialist Billtrust is set to return to private equity ownership, less than two years after becoming a Nasdaq-listed company through a SPAC merger. The post Billtrust set for rapid return to PE ownership

LPs and GPs draw battle lines over expenses, transparency as market turmoil impacts sector

Public markets investors have been slamming on the brakes for the past 12 months as macro factors continue to weigh heavy on the global dealmaking and trading environment. But is a different picture appearing in

Stirling Square buys Eurofins Digital Testing for EUR 220m

Stirling Square Capital has agreed to acquire Eurofins Digital Testing in a carve-out deal from listed parent company Eurofins Scientific.

Auctus sells PharmaLex to trade for EUR 1.28bn

German GP Auctus Capital has sold pharma services company PharmaLex to US-listed trade AmerisourceBergen for EUR 1.28bn.

Securitize Launches Fund Providing Tokenized Exposure to KKR Fund for the First Time in the U.S

New Fund Unlocks Broader Access to Alternative Investments Through Digital Ownership on Blockchain NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Securitize, a leading digital asset securities firm, today announced the launch of a fund tokenizing an interest in KKR’s

For the first time ever, KKR makes fund available to individual investors through blockchain

KKR has made a major move in allowing individuals access to its private equity funds by making one of its vehicles available to backers through a public blockchain. The post For the first time ever,

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