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24 Aug 2016

DOB Equity backs Kenyan wholesaler Twiga Foods

banana-5734_960_720 Netherlands-based family office DOB Equity has purchased a minority stake in Kenyan wholesaler Twiga Foods.

24 Aug 2016

LACERS to invest $35m in DFJ, ABRY, Polaris’ funds

usa-1061845_640 The Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS) has reportedly approved total commitments of $35m in three private equity funds this month.

24 Aug 2016

Tesla Motors-backer Westly Group seeks $175m for third cleantech fund

recycling-1202273_640 Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm Westly Group is back in the market with a third cleantech fund for which it is looking to raise $175m.

24 Aug 2016

HQ Capital looking to exploit Asia’s growing secondaries market $

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAdOAAAAJGY4MWZlMThmLTA4NjMtNGNiYi1hN2JhLTUxYWRkOTExYmVlMA With exits hard to come by, opportunities in Southeast Asia lie in the smaller end of secondaries market according to HQ Capital’s David Pierce.

24 Aug 2016

HGGC looks to launch $1.5bn Fund III

dollars cash money dollars capital California-based HGGC is reportedly targeting $1.5bn for its third middle market buyout fund.

24 Aug 2016

Sentinel continues hectic 12 months with Quick Weight Loss Centres buy

belly-2473_1920 Lower mid-market focused private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners has bought weight loss management clinic chain Quick Weight Loss Centers.

24 Aug 2016

KKR looks to expand Southeast Asia presence with Shastry hire

Ashish Global private equity firm KKR is reportedly looking to expand its Southeast Asian business with the hire of Ashish Shastry.

24 Aug 2016

NVCA criticises Clinton on carried interest after attacking Trump on same proposal

hillary-41775_640 The NVCA has called 'misguided' Hillary Clinton's call for the elimination of the current tax treatment of carried interest only a week after attacking Donald Trump on the same.

24 Aug 2016

Gryphon makes environmental emergency business HEPACO second deal in a week

oil-rig-explosion-618704_1920 Mid-market US buyout house Gryphon Investors has sealed its second deal in a week by picking up environmental emergency response business HEPACO.

24 Aug 2016

STAR Capital in for a stellar return via ElecLink sale to JV partner Groupe Eurotunnel

metro-1531403_640 STAR Capital Partners will score more than six-times its original investment in infrastructure joint venture ElecLink, Tony Mallin, chairman of the London-based private equity firm said.

24 Aug 2016

Bain Capital, Piramal team to profit from distressed Indian assets

india-172652_1920 US private equity major Bain Capital has teamed up with India's Piramal Enterprises to launch a distressed asset business targeting the Asian country.

24 Aug 2016

Sofinnova soars past Fund IX total in latest life sciences fundraise

microscope-772297_1920 Biotechnology-focused Sofinnova Ventures has outstripped the $500m raised for its ninth fund by approaching its $650m maximum for its latest raise.

24 Aug 2016

Z Capital buys remaining shares in Affinity Gaming

casino-936910_960_720 Z Capital Partners has agreed to buy Las Vegas-based casino gaming operator Affinity Gaming, in a deal which values the business at about $580m.

24 Aug 2016

Apollo settles for $52m with SEC over charges of misleading LPs

hammer-802303_1280 Apollo Global Management will pay $52.7m to settle charges raised by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against four of its funds.

24 Aug 2016

CCMP agrees to buy Badger Sportswear

badger-44210_960_720 Global private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors has agreed a deal to buy the controlling interest of Badger Sportswear.

23 Aug 2016

Shore Capital sells Fast Pace Urgent Care to Revelstoke Capital

spire healthcare Healthcare-focused private equity firm Shore Capital has sold urgent care services provider Fast Pace Urgent Care.

23 Aug 2016

Chinese investors eye £800m bid for Liverpool FC

anfield-1275557_960_720 A consortium of Chinese investment funds is reportedly eyeing a £800m bid for English football club Liverpool FC.

23 Aug 2016

Pamlico offloads Physicians Endoscopy in second exit in 2016

pexels-photo-127873 US private equity firm Pamlico Capital is selling portfolio company Physicians Endoscopy to fellow buyout house Kelso & Co, almost six months after it completed its last exit.

23 Aug 2016

Clearspring looks to sell Medical Pharmacies

drug tablet pill medical pharma Canadian-based private equity firm Clearspring Capital Partners is reportedly looking to sell Medical Pharmacies in a $1bn deal.

23 Aug 2016

Texas Municipal commits $100m to buyout, growth equity funds

hand money dollars Texas Municipal Retirement System has reportedly committed $100m across two private equity funds.



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