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Benefit Street Partners closes Fund III with USD1.75bn of commitments

Benefit Street Partners and its affiliates have held the final closing of Providence Debt Fund III and its parallel funds, a middle market direct lending fund. »


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Avolon fleet reaches 202 aircraft

International aircraft leasing group Avolon’s committed fleet has reached 202 aircraft serving 47 customers globally, according to the firm’s trading update for Q1 2014. »


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Alcentra completes unitranche investment in Menix

Sub-investment grade corporate credit specialist Alcentra, part of BNY Mellon, has invested in Menix Groupe, the holding company for healthcare firms Serf, Dedienne Santé and Global D and a manufacturer of orthopaedic and dental implants in France. »


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Guernsey holds ILS Insight event in Zurich

Experts from across the insurance linked securities (ILS) asset class are coming together to discuss the industry’s pressing issues at a Guernsey Finance-hosted thought leadership event in Zurich. »


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Media and entertainment investment manager Station 12 launches

Patrick Bradley, former chief executive of Ingenious Ventures, has launched Station 12, a media and entertainment investment manager. »


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Ardian-backed Trescal acquires two calibration and repair services businesses

Calibration services specialist Trescal has acquired Instrument Calibration Services and Test Equipment Repair Corporation, with the support of majority shareholder private investment firm Ardian. »


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Qiming Venture Partners closes Fund IV at USD500m

Qiming Venture Partners has closed Fund IV at USD500m. »


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Ektron closes growth equity investment led by Accel-KKR

Content management and web experience management software provider Ektron has closed a growth equity funding round led by Accel-KKR. »


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Jafco Ventures raises USD260m for fifth fund

Jafco Ventures has raised USD260m for its fifth and largest fund to date, Jafco Technology Partners V. »


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White & Case advises Rhône Capital on ASK Chemicals acquisition

Law firm White & Case has advised private equity firm Rhône Capital on the acquisition by its affiliates of ASK Chemicals from Ashland and Clariant. »


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