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SVG Capital agrees in principle over sale of part of investment portfolio

SVG Capitalplc on Oct. 4 said it agreed in principle to key commercial termswith Pomona Capital and Pantheon Ventures regarding the sale of "asignificant percentage" of its investment portfolio.

However, there can be no assurance that the proposed dealwill proceed as planned. SVG Capital said it will disclose full details of theproposed portfolio sale later Oct. 4.

SVG Capital's board confirmed Oct. 3 that it was indetailed discussionswith a consortium comprising a unit of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the Canadian Pension PlanInvestment Board, regarding a possible alternative transaction for SVG, whichdeemed HarbourVest Structured Solutions III LP's too low.

HarbourVest Structured Solutions is an investment vehicleindirectly owned by HarbourVestPartners LLC.

The company also confirmed Oct. 3 that it was in detaileddiscussions with another interested party, which was seeking a partner to forma consortium. In addition, SVG's board believed that a third party might alsobe interested in considering an offer for the company.