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Callisto Capital, a mid-market private equity firm with headquarters in Toronto, is currently preparing for the imminent first close of its $300 million Callisto Capital Fund IV. Torys' Michael Akkawi and Sophia Tolias recently spoke with Callisto managing partner Lawrence Stevenson about the firm's fund-raising activity and deal initiatives.
Having recently completed two major portfolio exits, Novacap Technologies will soon announce the first close of its fourth private equity partnership, Novacap TMT IV LP, at well over $250 million, peHUB Canada has exclusively learned.
Last week, the Conference Board of Canada released a major new study on the private equity experience of Canadian business. During the research phase for this report, one of the chief surprises for Conference Board research director Michael Grant and his colleagues was just how few recipients of PE investments were actually aware of this form of risk financing prior to their experience.
Crestview Partners, out marketing its latest fund, is doing its first retail deal and acquiring NYDJ Apparel, whose products include Not Your Daughter's Jeans.
Jay Fewel, who helped guide Oregon’s state treasury into private equity investments, is retiring, a Treasury spokesperson told peHUB.
Thoma Bravo, which acquired Digital Insight in August, is selling the company to NCR for $1.65 bln.
Deloitte recently released its latest issue of Global Capital Markets Perspective. It points to widespread activity in 2013 and the prospect for further gains in the months ahead. However, the report also perceives some fragility in trends – and the possibility that growth could be up-ended by sudden shocks. One of the report’s authors is Robert Olsen, a Deloitte partner and national leader of corporate finance at Deloitte Canada. Olsen spent much of his career as a private equity pro.
This week peHUB has earmarked a senior health informatics analyst position at Blackstone, an investment analyst vacancy at Partners Group, a performance analyst associate job opening at State Street and an investment associate position at Luxury Brand Partners.
The IPO of Vince Holding will help Sun Capital Partners put its once-challenged investment in Kellwood Holding in the black.
André Bourbonnais is the senior vice-president of private investments at the $193 billion Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). He’s responsible for the public pension fund’s $48 billion in private equity, private debt and infrastructure holdings, and its strategy of backing funds, making co-investments, and undertaking direct deals. In an interview, Bourbonnais gave us his take on today’s deal opportunities, and explained why CPPIB is stepping carefully in a market that's seen as increasingly over-heated.

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