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28 Aug 2015

TPG hires Guggenheim to lead RE debt unit

handshake-671413-m US private equity firm TPG Capital has hired Greta Guggenheim to lead its newly formed real estate debt unit, AltAssets understands.

28 Aug 2015

Despite the risks Infrastructure is still very attractive for investors says exec $

brooklyn-bridge-105079_640 Despite the number of risks associated with investing in infrastructure, Cube Infrastructure CEO and managing partner Renuad De Matharel says the returns still remain attractive.

28 Aug 2015

Aberdeen unveils $500m ‘liquid alternative strategies’ fund

Aberdeen ad Aberdeen Asset Management has launched what it's calling the Aberdeen Alternative Strategies Fund (AASF), to give high net worth individuals, wealth managers and institutions exposure to "a portfolio of alternative strategies".

28 Aug 2015

Strategic Partners buys stake in Europa Capital Fund

asia real estate Strategic Partners, Blackstone Group’s dedicated private equity secondaries division, has purchased a stake in Europa Capital managed Fund, AltAssets can reveal.

28 Aug 2015

Waterland Private Equity exits SENIOcare stake to strategic investor

wheelchairs Waterland Private Equity has sold its stake in Swiss nursing home operator SENIOcare to a company that is already active in the elder care sector, Swiss Prime Site.

28 Aug 2015

Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine Fund collects $50m

dollars cash money US-based Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine Fund (SEAM) is closing in on its $75m target for its second fund, AltAssets can reveal.

28 Aug 2015

Intel invests $60m-plus in Chinese drone start-up Yuneec

TYPHOON_4K_ST10plus_Steadygrip Intel Capital, a venture capital and investment arm of Intel Corporation, has invested more than $60m in Chinese drone startup Yuneec.

28 Aug 2015

Pacific Equity looking to buy Academic Colleges for NZ$530m

college education graduat Australian private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners is reportedly in talks to buy New Zealand-based Academic Colleges Group in a deal worth NZ$530m ($340m), AltAssets understands.

28 Aug 2015

LDC scores 2.4x return through Bifold sale

oil-775063-m Lloyd’s Bank private equity arm LDC has scored a 2.4-times return through the sale of oil and gas engineering business Bifold, AltAssets can reveal.

28 Aug 2015

New OCBC/Lion Global fund focused on Asian SMEs beats target by 37%-plus

Merlion, Singapore Singapore's OCBC Bank and its asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors, said they closed their first private equity fund aimed at small- and medium-sized companies in the region, at S$550m ($392m), after just nine months of fund-raising.

28 Aug 2015

Essex backs surgical solutions provider AxoGen

surgery-688380_1280 Healthcare-focused investment firmEssex Woodlands has purchased a stake in surgical solutions provider AxoGen.

27 Aug 2015

Alternative funds biz growing in Jersey: PE now 20% of total funds AUM

Jersey map The global growth in the popularity of alternative asset classes is being reflected in the composition of funds administered in Jersey, the UK Crown Dependency, where private equity funds alone now account for around one fifth of total regulated fund assets under management.

27 Aug 2015

Cl Capital offloads KIK to Centerbridge

logistics-852935_640 New York-based private equity firm Cl Capital Partners has sold packaged goods maker KIK Custom Products to Centerbridge Partners.

27 Aug 2015

Mid Europa Partners acquires Turkish outsourced call centre biz

Turkey map Mid Europa Partners, a major private equity investor in Central Europe and Turkey, said it has agreed to acquire 100 per cent of Customer Management Center, an outsourced call centre and customer management services provider in Turkey.

27 Aug 2015

Three Hills Capital in €35m investment in Building Energy Group

acciona wind farm Three Hills Capital Partners, a London-based, pan-European investment platform, said it has invested €35m in Building Energy Group, a globally-active, independent energy producer focused on renewable energy sources and based in Milan.

27 Aug 2015

North Bridge leads $25m investment in Spoonflower

printed fabric Pixabay North Bridge Growth Equity was the lead investor in a $25m investment round raised by Spoonflower, a Durham, North Carolina based company which facilitates the on-demand digital printing of fabric, wallpaper and gift wrapping.

27 Aug 2015

Secondary players increasingly wary of currency risks says exec $

money-167733_640 Secondary funds have started to hedge against currency risks according to Investec Gregg’s Kantor.

27 Aug 2015

PE activity in US retail, consumer remains strong despite wider sector M&A slowdown $

shoes-842339_1280 Private equity activity in the US retail and consumer sector remained strong in the second quarter despite an overall slowdown in M&A activity in the segment, new research suggests.

27 Aug 2015

Audax, Moelis fully exit Quest following Quest Construction Products sale

tool-belt-739152_640 US buyout houses Audax Private Equity and Moelis Capital Partners have sold Quest Construction Products (QCP) to Building Materials Corporation of America.

27 Aug 2015

Denmark’s Polaris exits investment in A-Tex to Partners’ Trimco

clothing-842338_640 Polaris Private Equity, the Copenhagen-based private equity firm, has sold the Danish fashion labels and packing business A-Tex to a rival company named Trimco, which is backed by Partners Group.



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