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18 August 2014

Sun Capital-backed Strauss Innovation finds new owner

strauss Sun Capital Partners’ portfolio company Strauss Innovation will be sold to German investment firm Muehleck Family Office.

18 August 2014

OMERS sells $477m mortgage portfolio to Alberta Investment Management

Canadian pension giant OMERS has sold a C$520m ($477m) mortgage portfolio to Alberta Investment Management.

18 August 2014

Blackstone, TPG near purchase of UK mortgage lender Kensington

pounds-and-pence-414732-m Private equity giants The Blackstone Group and TPG Capital Management are reported to be close to signing a deal to buy subprime mortgage lender Kensington from South African bank Investec.

18 August 2014

Private equity-backed Union Square eyes Shake Shack IPO

shake shack Private equity-backed fast food restaurant chain Shake Shack is reportedly preparing for an IPO.

18 August 2014

Samsung buys VC-backed home-monitoring smartphone app company

mobile-phone-in-hand-1438232-2-m Samsung’s investment arm the Open Innovation Center has agreed to buy smart home monitoring platform SmartThings.

18 August 2014

Singapore’s GIC acquires 18.5% stake in Abril Educacao

Brazil Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought an 18.5 per cent stake in Brazil-based education services business Abril Educacao.

18 August 2014

Trive Capital backs Valence Surface Technologies for three bolt-on deals

valence surface US private equity firm Trive Capital has backed its portfolio company Valence Surface Technologies for three bolt-on acquisitions.

15 August 2014

Blackstone strikes $1.2bn oil company deal for assets of Shell affiliates

oilfield-pump-jack-2-72236-m Blackstone has teamed up with exploration and production company Vine Oil & Gas for $1.2bn to buy assets from Royal Dutch Shell affiliates SWEPI and Shell Gulf of Mexico.

15 August 2014

Tregaron Capital secures first commitments for new fundp

tregaron Private equity firm Tregaron Capital has launched its second fund, which has raised nearly $3m, AltAssets has learned.

15 August 2014

GreenOak beats target for US property fund II

oak tree leaf acorns Global property investor GreenOak Real Estate has reportedly smashed its target for its second US-focused property fund.

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