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Carlyle Group, the Washington DC-based global buyout firm, has raised $7.85bn and $2.2bn respectively for its latest US and European buyout funds.
The midmarket buyout firm has closed its oversubscribed fifth global private equity fund with commitments from 86 international investors.
Darby Overseas Investments has acquired the management company of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson Emerging Europe, a $220m vintage year 2000 partnership.
Washington DC-based Paladin Capital Group’s second fund will focus on early- and mid-stage venture capital investments, although the firm will consider buyout opportunities.
The Israel venture capital firm continues to focus on seed and early-stage IT investments.
San Francisco-based Hellman & Friedman has also announced the opening of a London office led by managing director Patrick Healy.
Boston-based ArcLight Capital Partners plans to use its Fund II to invest in the coal, natural gas, power generation, and electric and gas transmission and distribution industries.
Alpinvest, CalPERS and the EBRD are among the institutions that have signed up for Enterprise Investors’ fifth and largest fund to date.
Sorenson Capital, based in Salt Lake City, will invest in small- to mid-sized companies in the Western US with the help of a former American football star.
Terms in the partnership agreement governing Permira’s E5.1bn Europe III fund reflect private equity investors’ requirements to publicly disclose details of their participation in the asset class.

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