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3 Jul 2015

TSG Consumer Partners acquires Utah’s Backcountry.com from Liberty Interactive

Jim Holland TSG Consumer Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity company that focuses on high-growth consumer brand companies, has acquired a Park City, Utah-based online retailer that markets outdoor gear and apparel via its Backcountry.com website, from Liberty Interactive Corp.

3 Jul 2015

High prices, liquidity pushing new LPs into the secondaries market says Rede exec $

yaron-zafir_380x380 With high prices and a liquid market, more LPs are accessing the secondaries market to rebalance their portfolios, according to Rede Partners principal Yaron Zafir.

3 Jul 2015

Riverstone passes halfway point for $8bn-targeting Energy & Power Fund VI

Oil Pumps New York-based private equity major Riverstone Holdings has passed the halfway point for its $8bn-target Riverstone Global Energy & Power Fund VI, AltAssets can reveal.

3 Jul 2015

North Sky looks for $350m for second clean energy infra fund

wind-turbine-1424480-m North Sky Capital has hit the fundraising trail for its second clean energy infrastructure fund, five years after its first.

3 Jul 2015

Global PE industry at ‘breaking point’ as high valuations see dealmaking slow $

chain-297842_1280 The global private equity industry may have hit a "breaking point" amid continued strong fundraising and a wealth of financing options, new research suggests.

3 Jul 2015

Lime Rock Partners’ Fund VII collects $301.5m so far

oilfield-pumpjack-silhouette-79713-m Lime Rock Partners, a US private equity firm specialising in the upstream oil and gas sector, has collected $301m so far for its recently launched Fund VII, according to a US regulatory filing.

3 Jul 2015

Carlyle Asia, Lone Star, TPG line up bids for Philippines’ UCPB bank

dollars cash money A number of US private equity firms are reportedly interested in purchasing Philippine government’s majority stake in United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB).

3 Jul 2015

HealthCap marks quick return to market with $200m-targeting Fund VII

doctor-563428_1280 European healthcare-focused venture capital firm HealthCap is back in the market for a seventh investment fund, AltAssets can reveal.

3 Jul 2015

Searchlight nearing $1bn first close for Fund II

light-cone-314072_640 London-headquartered private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners is reportedly nearing a final close of $1bn for its second fund, AltAssets understands.

3 Jul 2015

PE consortium eyes Nasdaq listing for $13.6bn 2006 investment Univision

realization-of-video-771412_1280 Spanish language TV network owner Univision, which is backed by a string of major private equity firms, has filed to list its stock in the US.

3 Jul 2015

Ascendant Capital Partners in reported $600m close of second China fund

china Hong Kong-based Ascendent Capital Partners, a China-focused private equity firm, has closed its second China fund at $600m, beating its target by $100m, according to published reports, following a four-month fund-raising.

3 Jul 2015

CalPERS to reveal carried interest payments

california road The California Public Employees Retirement System has said that it will report the amount of carried interest it has paid to general partners for fiscal 2015 in the fall.

3 Jul 2015

Indian business titan Ratan Tata joins Jungle Ventures as senior advisor

Ratan Tata The chairman emeritus of giant Indian conglomerate Tata Sons has been brought in by Singapore-based Jungle Ventures as a special advisor.

3 Jul 2015

CDH-backed Chinese cookie, drinks maker eyes $1.5bn from Hong Kong IPO

cookies-448360_1280 CDH Investments-backed Chinese cookie and drinks maker Dali Foods Group is planning to raise up to $1.5bn through a Hong Kong IPO, it is understood.

3 Jul 2015

Endless backs £17.9m Kier Group division MBO

truck lorry_sq Endless, a UK-based private equity group, is backing a £17.9m management buyout of Kier Group's Fleet and Passenger Services business.

3 Jul 2015

Vestar exits sleep, respiratory aid business DeVilbiss after 15 years

child-666137_1280 A trio of US private equity firms have sold respiratory and sleep aid products maker DeVilbiss Healthcare to trade buyer Drive Medical.

3 Jul 2015

Northleaf’s debut secondaries fund nearly 50% invested

maple-508614_640 Toronto-based private equity firm Northleaf Capital Partners has invested 45 per cent of its debut secondaries fund, AltAssets understands.

3 Jul 2015

Sycamore Partners reported ‘in bid to buy Belk’, US chain, for $3bn-plus

Charlotte NC Sycamore Partners is working on an offer to buy the North Carolina-based Belk department store chain which would value it at between $3bn and $3.5bn including debt, it is being reported.

3 Jul 2015

Inflexion names new deal origination director, promotes six to partner

tower-bridge-768780_1280 (1) UK-based Inflexion Private Equity has named Andrew Priest as director in its deal origination team amid six other promotions to partner.

3 Jul 2015

KPCB’s Doerr says firm is committed to diversity, three months after Pao case

IMG_3043lowres Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner John Doerr has stated that diversity is a core value at the firm and that “it is so hard for women and minorities in the tech and venture industry.”



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