Private Capital

U.S. venture firms raise $4.39 billion in third quarter

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 7 - U.S. venture firms raised $4.39 billion last quarter, the smallest amount in two years, but still leaving the industry on track for one of the best fundraising years since the 2008 financial crisis.

MOVES-Hurd takes over as Nomura EMEA lev fin head

LONDON, Oct 7 - Peter Hurd has taken on the role as Head of EMEA High Yield and Leveraged Loan Capital Markets at Nomura, banking sources said on Wednesday.

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Vonovia deputy head leaves for metering group ista - sources

FRANKFURT, Oct 7 - Vonovia's Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Thomas Zinnoecker, is leaving Germany's largest property group to join metering firm ista, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Brookfield Asset Management to spin off and list unit

Oct 7 - Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc said it would spin off 35 percent of Brookfield Business Partners LP , which will own almost all of the asset manager's business services and industrial operations assets.

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AppDirect raises $140 mln in latest funding

Oct 7 - AppDirect, which helps developers and businesses create, use and sell apps, said it raised $140 million in a funding round led by an investment fund advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, valuing the company at $1.04 billion.

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S.Africa pension fund says backs Johannesburg listing of SABMiller

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 7 - SABMiller's fourth largest shareholder, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), said on Wednesday Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover offer addressed its one of its concerns which is for SABMiller to remain listed in Johannesburg bourse.

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BRIEF-Apollo Aviation raises $833 mln for its third aviation fund

* Amount raised is well in excess of SASOF III's $750 mln target

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BRIEF-Two investors raise 295 mln euros via partial Elior stake sale -bookrunner

* Charterhouse Poppy II, IV, VI, Société De Restauration 2, 4 successfully complete private placement of part of their stake in Elior

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MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Oct 7

DUBAI, Oct 7 - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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UPDATE 4-Airbus, Bombardier end talks over CSeries jet investment

MONTREAL/WASHINGTON/PARIS, Oct 6 - Airbus on Tuesday called off talks with Bombardier over propping up the troubled CSeries jet, leaving the Canadian plane maker facing dwindling options to keep alive its dream of competing in the aerospace big league.

Regulatory News, Bonds 3:04am BST


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