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23 July 2014

Piton leads $25m Series C round for restaurant booking platform Quandoo

restaurant Piton Capital has led a Series C funding round for restaurant reservation platform Quandoo.

22 July 2014

NorthEdge promotes two as debut fund dealmaking continues

Tom Rowley NorthEdge UK private equity firm NorthEdge Capital has made a pair of promotions as investment from its recently closed debut fund continues apace.

22 July 2014

UPDATE: UK’s Sovereign Capital pulls in £300m for Fund IV from LPs across globep

pounds3_lrg Buy and build-focused Sovereign Capital has attracted £300m of LP commitments for its fourth fund, AltAssets can reveal.

22 July 2014

BC Partners-backed Gruppo Coin offshoot to launch $1.3bn IPO in Milan

bag2-1111695-m European private equity firm BC Partners has reportedly appointed Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs to oversee the listing of its fashion chain OVS Industry Exchange.

22 July 2014

Apollo, Cerberus, Fortress square off over UniCredit debt collection unit

italian flag A trio of private equity majors are reportedly going head to head in the bidding for the debt collection unit of Italian bank UniCredit.

22 July 2014

CPPIB buys 39% of European car park business Interparking for €376m

parking-lot-1149220-m The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has agreed to buy a 39 per cent stake in car park manager Interparking from AG Real Estate for €376m.

22 July 2014

Cath Kidston eyes Asian expansion as TA sells stake to Baring PE Asia

cath kidston Baring Private Equity Asia has bought a ‘substantial’ stake in UK-based clothing, homewear and accessories business Cath Kidston from TA Associates.

21 July 2014

Aurelius extends UK exposure with Scholl Footwear buyout

scholl shoe Listed German buyout house Aurelius has agreed to buy the shoe division of Reckitt Benckiser’s Scholl to help it expand into new markets.

21 July 2014

3i Americas IR exec Rutherfurd leaves firm

exitttt 3i investor relations exec Jim Rutherfurd has left the firm amid a push to centre the IR side of the business in the firm’s London office.

21 July 2014

Private equity firm Primary Europe reaches £225m target for fourth fundp

business-target-1-1158794-m UK private equity firm Primary Europe has reached its £225m target for its fourth fund.

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