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30 Aug 2016

Announcing FinTech Investor Forum – AltAssets’ next exclusive event

FIF altassets newsletter banner 300X250 FinTech is threatening to disrupt some of the most lucrative industries in the world, making it more important than ever for investors, company leaders and dealmakers to build up an in-depth knowledge of this rapidly evolving space.

30 Aug 2016

HIG Europe offloads Italian schools group ISE to Inspired

college education graduat The European arm of global PE firm HIG Capital has agreed to sell Italy's International School of Europe Group (ISE) to sector player Inspired Schools Group.

30 Aug 2016

HIG buys IT solutions businesses CXtec and TERACAI

woman computer Global buyout house HIG Capital has bought IT solutions businesses CXtec and TERACAI for an undisclosed fee.

30 Aug 2016

Secondaries market slowdown predicted after years of booming growth

snail-253245_1920 The booming secondaries market looks set for a slowdown after years of intense growth, according to the latest research from Setter Capital.

30 Aug 2016

Asia’s largest alu extrusion goods maker to buy PE-backed Aleris for $2.3bn

crankcase-192907_640 The private equity owners of Cleveland-based aluminum rolled products producer Aleris Corp are selling the company to Zhongwang USA for $2.33bn.

30 Aug 2016

Unigestion’s latest secondaries fund hits €177m first close

euros Unigestion has held a €177m first close for its fourth dedicated private equity secondaries fund.

30 Aug 2016

Wingate wraps up Dunn Paper ownership through sale to Arbor Investments

paper-roll-967259_1280 Dallas-based buyout house Wingate Partners has exited its 2010 investment Dunn Paper to Arbor Investments.

30 Aug 2016

Arizona PSPRS commits up to $170m to PE, RE, co-investments

arizona-113684_640 The $8.3bn Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) plans new allocations of up to $170m in one private equity and two real estate funds.

30 Aug 2016

MBK halts plans to buy Accordia Golf

golf-967265_960_720 Seoul-based private equity firm MBK Partners has reportedly halted its plans to buy Japanese golf course operator Accordia Golf.

30 Aug 2016

GI Partners exits long-held wine business Duckhorn to TSG Consumer Partners

wine-1509590_1920 GI Partners has exited fine wine business Duckhorn Wine Company to fellow private equity house TSG Consumer Partners after almost a decade in its portfolio.

30 Aug 2016

CVC to buy 15% of Indonesian hospital operator Siloam

Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital CVC Capital Partners is set to buy 15 per cent of Indonesian hospital operator Siloam International Hospitals for $166m.

30 Aug 2016

Blackstone set to buy $1.8bn off-strategy RE assets from Sweden’s Alecta

moscow-city-1569497_640 Blackstone is reportedly close to taking over $1.8bn worth of real estate assets which Swedish pension fund Alecta is looking to offload.

30 Aug 2016

Judge rejects attempted block on Sycamore bid for bankrupt retailer Aeropostale

hammer-802303_1920 US private equity house Sycamore Partners has won a legal battle to be able to bid for teen clothing retailer Aeropostale, which the company had attempted to block amid claims the firm had intentionally pushed it into bankruptcy.

30 Aug 2016

KKR reshuffles Asia Pacific leadership ahead of new pan-Asian fundraise

lu_ming_web_0_0 KKR is expanding its senior team in Asia Pacific a week after it became known the PE group is gearing up for a new fund focused on the region.

30 Aug 2016

Blackstone collects more capital for Strategic Partners Fund VII

dollar money cash fund Blackstone’s dedicated secondaries platform Strategic Partners has raked in more capital for its seventh fund.

30 Aug 2016

General Atlantic launches $400m China tourism PE firm with online travel agency Ctrip

travel-1536305_1920 Global growth equity house General Atlantic has teamed with Chinese online travel agency Ctrip to launch a new private equity firm focused on travel and tourism in the country.

26 Aug 2016

DPE offloads Westfalia Group to US trade buyer Horizon Global at 9.9x EBITDA

pexels-photo-131811 German buyout firm Deutsche Private Equity (DPE) will sell Westfalia Group at a purchase price multiple of 9.9-times projected EBITDA.

26 Aug 2016

Danhua closes second venture fund at $255m

silicon-valley-sign California-based Danhua Capital has closed its second fund at an oversubscribed $255m, making it more than double the size of its predecessor.

26 Aug 2016

Leonard Green attracted to diamond retailer Signet, invests $625m

diamond-123338_1280 Diamond jewellery retail major Signet Jewelers has picked up a $625m investment from US private equity house Leonard Green & Partners.

26 Aug 2016

Blackstone ‘mines’ for black gold in Permian basin

droplet-1082157_640 Blackstone Energy Partners, managed by global private equity group Blackstone, will invest some $1.5bn for oil assets acquisitions in the Permian basin.



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