Blackstone is expecting to hold a final close for its seventh global PE fund by the end of the year after hitting its $17.5bn hard cap. – Oct 27, 2015
Blackstone Capital Partners Fundraising
KKR is expected to exceed the $8.0bn raised by its last North American-focused fund with the launch of KKR North America Fund XII. – Oct 28, 2015
KKR North America Fundraising
Ares Management is back in the market with its fifth flagship PE fund, which is targeting $6.5bn. – Oct 26, 2015
Ares Private Equity Fundraising
Harvest Partners is planning to raise up to $2.2bn for its seventh fund, potentially making it double the size of its predecessor. – Oct 30, 2015
Harvest Partners Fundraising
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and BC Partners agreed to invest 30% of the equity in Altice’s $17.7bn agreement for Cablevision. – Oct 27, 2015
BC Partners Fundraising • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Starwood Capital Group has agreed to buy 72 properties from US real estate company Equity Residential for about $5.37bn. – Oct 26, 2015
Starwood Capital Global Hospitality
Intercontinental Exchange agreed to buy Interactive Data Corp. for about $5.2bn from Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus, scoring a 2.5x return. – Oct 26, 2015
Warburg Pincus Private Equity Fundraising • Silver Lake Partners
IBM is nearing a $2.0bn deal to acquire the digital and data assets of The Weather Channel, a PE-backed weather news broadcaster. – Oct 28, 2015
Bain Capital North America • Blackstone Capital Partners Fundraising
TPG Capital is looking to offload chemical distribution company Nexeo Solutions in a deal worth approximately $2.0bn, including debt. – Oct 30, 2015
TPG Partners Fundraising
Health insurer UnitedHealth Group is nearing a deal to buy Helios, which is owned by Kelso & Company and Stone Point Capital for $1.6bn. – Oct 29, 2015
Kelso & Company Fundraising • Stone Point Capital

Source: Palico