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22 April 2014

Centerview Capital ex-Pamplona executive Brian Ratzan as partner

boardroom2_lrg Private equity firm Centerview Capital has hired former head of US private equity at Pamplona Capital Management Brian Ratzan as a partner.

22 April 2014

Hammond Kennedy Whitney closes Fund IV on $316m

dollars roll_sq US private equity firm Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co has held a $316m final close for its fourth buyout fund.

22 April 2014

Actis invests in emerging markets mobile marketing company Upstream

UK emerging market firm Actis has completed a “significant” investment in mobile monetisation company Upstream.

22 April 2014

CPPIB helps JW Childs recapitalise third fund

canada_lrg Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has provided $477m to recapitalise private equity firm JW Childs’ third fund.

22 April 2014

Investcorp, Freeman Spogli team up to buy Totes Isotoner from MidOcean, Bruckmann

mud-shoe_sq Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp and US buyout house Freeman Spogli have teamed up to buy umbrella, shoe and accessories business Totes Isotoner.

22 April 2014

Baring PE to sell jewellery recycler Net Japan to Orix in $204m deal

jewellery-necklace-pearl Baring Private Equity has reportedly agreed to sell diamond and jewellery recycler Net Japan to Orix Corp in a deal worth about JPY21bn ($204m).

22 April 2014

TPG-backed consortium acquires China’s Chindex International

surgey-operation-medical-healthcare-doctor-patient-hospital A consortium backed by private equity firm TPG Capital has agreed to acquire Chinese hospital operator Chindex International for around $433m.

22 April 2014

Palladium raises hard cap for $1.14bn Fund IV final close

america2_lrg Palladium Equity Partners has easily beaten its target for its fourth fund aimed at the fast-growing US Hispanic market by holding a $1.14bn final close.

17 April 2014

Abraaj sweet enough on Moroccan chocolate maker Kool Food to buy business

news_barofchocolate_lrg Global emerging markets investment giant The Abraaj Group has bought Moroccan chocolate confectionary maker Kool Food.

17 April 2014

Warburg drives off buyout competitors to seal $1bn-plus Electronic Funds Source dealp

news_motorway_lrg US private equity firm Warburg Pincus has agreed to buy transportation services payments company Electronic Funds Source in a deal thought to be worth more than $1bn.

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