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3 July 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 July 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 July 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 July 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.

2 July 2015

North Castle Partners buys ‘controlling stake’ in Georgia’s Sprout baby food biz

Baby food pixabay North Castle Partners, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm specialising in small cap businesses in the health, wellness and active living sector, said Thursday it has acquired a "controlling stake" in Sprout Organic Foods Inc.

2 July 2015

LBO France purchases ready-to-wear brand IKKS

download Private equity firm LBO France has purchased French ready-to-wear brand IKKS from Roger Zannier.

2 July 2015

Kelso & Co reported in talks to acquire building materials biz US LM

lumber building supplies New York-based Kelso & Co is reportedly in advanced discussions to acquire US LBM Holdings, a major US building materials distributor, for as much as $1bn including debt.

2 July 2015

PE bidders whittled down to four in $6bn Tesco South Korea unit bidding

vegetable_market_supermarket Four private equity bidders have made the shortlist to buy Tesco's South Korean discount unit Homeplus in a deal which could mark the biggest-ever private equity acquisition in Asia.

2 July 2015

Apollo buys home security company Protection 1 from GTCR

security-670206_640 US private equity firm Apollo Global Management has bought security alarm provider Protection 1 from buyout house GTCR.

2 July 2015

Brookstone’s Platinum Power to build $845m hydropower project in Africa

electricity energy power Platinum Power, a Morocco-based subsidiary of the New York-based private equity firm Brookstone Partners, is to build a $845.87m hydroelectric project in Cameroon.

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