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Machtelt Groothius, previously a manager at beleaguered AlpInvest spinout Taros Capital, has joined London-listed 3i as a director in the Benelux buyouts team.
Carlyle is expected to set a target of approximately $15bn for its next US buyout fund once its predecessor is 70 percent invested, likely to occur once recent deals totalling $41bn complete.
The board will help source entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as provide due diligence alongside 3i’s venture capital partners, headed by managing partner Jo Taylor.
The Oslo-based private equity firm has held a final close on its second fund with just over €500m in commitments, more than twice the amount raised for its vintage-2005 debut fund.
Inflexion Private Equity has invested £9.4m to acquire a majority stake in the £24m management buyout of employment services company Parasol.
The global investment and advisory firm has carried out a combined €1bn of refinancings of a portfolio of Enersis-owned wind farms and hydro plants in Portugal.
The US energy investment specialist is backing eco-friendly power generation facilities.
3i, a London-listed private equity firm, has invested in SVG Capital’s second fund dedicated to private equity-style investments in public companies.
The Swiss alternative asset manager has completed the first deal for its publicly-listed fund Partners Group Global Opportunities through a €104m mezzanine portfolio transaction arranged by Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse.
An infrastructure consortium including Credit Suisse and GE Infrastructure has paid a reported €750m to acquire London City Airport.

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