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Market at a Glance

The latest numbers reflect the efforts of Wicks Group of Cos. LLC and others. The New York-based firm held another close for its latest investment vehicle as Wicks Communications & Media Partners IV LP now has $387.7 million in commitments.

In addition, Harbour Group Ltd raised $241.5 million towards the $750 million goal of its Harbour Group Investments VI LP. The St. Louis, Mo.-based firm obtained the commitments from 16 accredited investors, according to an SEC filing.

Seven of the past two weeks’ 34 transactions involving U.S.-based financial sponsors reported financial terms, according to Thomson Reuters, the publisher of Buyouts magazine. The aggregate was $3.9 billion and includes the $2.2 billion purchase of EMI Music Publishing Ltd. The acquirer was an investor group that includes Sony Corp. of America, GSO Capital Partners LP and David Geffen. Bain Capital LLC also acquired Consolidated Container Co., a manufacturer and wholesaler of plastic packaging products, from Vestar Capital Partners for $800 million. Year-to-date deal flow stands at about $43.7 billion.