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16 April 2014

FSN Capital taps new fund for Kjell & Co Elektronik deal

Breville-kettle_sq Nordic private equity firm FSN Capital has agreed to buy consumer electronics accessories retailer Kjell & Co Elektronik from ICA Gruppen and the company’s founders.

15 April 2014

Sequoia-backed Chinese e-retailer Jumei files to raise $400m in IPO

cosmetic-makeup-beauty Sequoia Capital-backed Chinese online retailer Jumei has filed to raise $400m in an IPO.

9 April 2014

Sycamore Partners nears Fund II final close in rapid return to capital raisingp

dollar large_sq Consumer and retail-focused private equity firm Sycamore Partners is nearing a final close for its second fund after pulling in almost $2bn of capital.

2 April 2014

TPG Capital backs Victoria Plumb with £200m investment

bathroom5_sq Private equity firm TPG Capital has acquired a stake in UK bathroom products and furniture retailer Victoria Plumb for £200m.

2 April 2014

PAI-backed duty free business Nuance in talks with banks over IPO options

Private equity-backed Swiss duty free operator The Nuance Group is said to be running a beauty parade of banks to run a potential IPO of the business.

27 March 2014

Brookstone prepares to file for bankruptcy

courthouse_lrg Private equity-backed consumer gadgets retailer Brookstone is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy. The company could file for bankruptcy as early as this Sunday and it is expected to be sold to another specialty retailer, said the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Spencer Spirit Holdings has been in talks with Brookstone[...]

25 March 2014

Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures co-leads $20m Vend Series B round

news_cashbox_lrg Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures has led a $20m Series B round for online point of sale software business Vend alongside Square Peg Capital.

25 March 2014

CVC buys Nordic eyewear retailer Synsam from Inter IKEA’s Alipes

sunglasses Global buyout house CVC Capital Partners has bought Nordic glasses retailer Synsam from Inter IKEA investment company Alipes and former store owners.

24 March 2014

Temasek acquires 24.95% stake in retailer AS Watson for $5.7bn

Asia Pacific Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek has bought a 24.95 per cent stake in health and beauty retailer AS Watson & Co from billionaire Li Ka-shing’s firm Hutchison Whampoa in a $5.7bn deal.

21 March 2014

Golden Gate buys into listed womens fashion retailer Ann Inc

San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital has acquired a 9.5 per cent stake in New York-listed womens’ clothing retailer Ann Inc.

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