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Searchlight gets ready to launch Fund II

Searchlight Capital Partners, which started life with much fanfare in 2010, has been talking to potential limited partners about targeting up to $1.5 billion for its second fund, according to three people with knowledge of the firm.

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Searchlight Capital to invest $75 mln in GCI

Searchlight Capital Partners will invest $75 million in General Communication Inc. in the form of an unsecured note. Eric Zinterhofer, co-founder and partner in Searchlight, is also joining GCI’s board. Anchorage-based GCI is a telecommunications provider that offers wireless, voice, data, and video services statewide.

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Searchlight Strikes Integra Deal with Goldman

Searchlight Capital, the PE firm launched by former KKR and Apollo Global executives, has clinched its third deal. Today, Searchlight said it is investing in Integra Telecom. Financial terms were not announced. Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group is the seller, peHUB has learned.

Reuters – Special Effects Creator Digital Domain Bankrupt

Digital Domain Media Group, which won Academy Awards for visual effects in films including Titanic, has filed for bankruptcy protection and said its production business would be sold, writes Reuters. The company said it had agreed to sell its production business – the bulk of the company – for $15 million to private equity fund […]

MidOcean and Crestview Sell OneLink

MidOcean Partners and Crestview Partners are to sell OneLink Communications for an enterprise value of $585.25 million. Liberty Global and Searchlight Capital Partners will be acquiring the business which provides cable TV, high-speed data and telephony services in Puerto Rico. MidOcean and Crestview, together with co-investors and management, acquired OneLink in October 2005 from Adelphia […]

Searchlight Closes Maiden Fund

Searchlight Capital Partners has raised total committed capital of over $860 million for its first fund, Searchlight Capital L.P. The private investment firm was founded in 2010 by Erol Uzumeri, Oliver Haarmann and Eric Zinterhofer and operates out of offices in London, New York and Toronto. The firm invests in both equity and debt and […]

Searchlight Capital Buys Hunter Boot

Searchlight Capital Partners has acquired a controlling stake in Hunter Boot Ltd. Existing shareholders will retain a stake. Financial terms weren’t announced. Hunter makes and supplies the well-known Hunter boots.

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