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Private equity fundraising platform targets individual investors

iCapital Network, an online private equity fundraising platform backed by a consortium that includes Credit Suisse Group AG and Blackstone Group LP, officially launched on Wednesday, seeking to tap demand among individual investors, according to sister news service Reuters.

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Carlyle LPs to share in collusion suit settlement costs: Buyouts

The Carlyle Group’s $115 million settlement of a lawsuit that alleged it colluded with other buyout shops to depress deal prices will be paid through a combination of Carlyle Partners IV fund capital, insurance, balance sheet capital, and contributions from some employees of the firm.

Blackstone, others gear up to list REITs as India finalises rules – Reuters

Blackstone Group and its partner, Embassy Group, are laying the groundwork to cash in on their property holdings by setting up India’s first real estate investment trust (REIT) and listing it on one of the country’s stock exchanges, writes Reuters. Listing REITs gives companies like Blackstone, The Xander Group, an emerging markets investor backed by the Rothschild family, and private equity firm Red Fort Capital, which counts Abu Dhabi Investment Authority among its investors, an attractive option to exit some of their investments, writes Reuters.

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Merlin PE backers sell $615 mln stake – Reuters

Two of Merlin Entertainments‘ private equity backers sold 100 million shares in the British theme park owner for 366 million pounds ($615 million), writes Reuters. Plans to place the shares by CVC Capital Partners and Blackstone Group via Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley were announced after Thursday’s close.

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Zimmer to buy PE-backed Biomet for $13.35 bln

Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc said it would buy orthopedic products company Biomet Inc in a deal valued at about $13.35 billion to broaden its portfolio of products that treat bone and joint-related disorders.

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Blackstone and the art of flexible capital

In a room full of eager young, suit-clad MBA students, and his industry peers, Blackstone Group senior managing director David Blitzer got positively Zen about his role in changing the nature of private equity.

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