News & Analysis

The newly-independent Dutch private equity firm, formerly known as NeSBIC, has closed its second fund ahead of a €200m target.
Emerging Markets Partnership (EMP), the Central Europe-focused private equity house, has agreed to sell its 39 percent stake in Polish broadband operator Aster City Cable to Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst.
The new venture fund, which will focus on IT investments, comes online at a time when established firms crank out their follow-on funds.
Following news that Ned Gilhuly is to return to KKR’s Menlo Park office, Johannes Huth has been named head of the firm’s London office.
Dallas-based buyout shop Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst will acquire Regency Gas Services, a US gas gathering, processing and transmission company.
The New York middle-market firm has announced the sale of Floral Plant Growers to Blue Point Capital.
Despite industry-wide lighter venture capital fundraisings, the Washington-State-based firm closes its largest fund to date while simultaneously naming two new partners.
Bain Capital Ventures’ second fund follows its 2001 same-sized vehicle, which is close to being fully invested.
European Venture Partners (EVP), a venture leasing specialist with offices in the UK, Israel and Sweden, has closed its EVP II fund on target at €105m.
The Pittsburgh-based financial services giant’s announcement of its third and final close on its $56.4m fund comes a month after Mellon’s venture arm announced it would cease making new investments.

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