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11 April 2012

Source Capital takes controlling stake in suncream maker SSCR

sun-tan-lotion US-based Source Capital has acquired a majority interest in global sunscreen and skin lotion product manufacturer Sun and Skin Care Research (SSCR).

11 April 2012

Industrial Opportunity Partners hits $275 fund target in just three months $

Managing director Kenneth Tallering told AltAssets IOP has stormed to the final close of its $275m second fund in just three months.

11 April 2012

Forum Capital completes two mid-market secondary fund sales $

Private equity advisor Forum Capital Partners has completed secondary transactions on behalf of two mid-market firms.

11 April 2012

HIG buys correctional facility catering group Trinity from Compass

miami-florida_sq Global mid-market buyout firm HIG Capital has agreed to buy Trinity, the correctional services arm of London-listed foodservice contractor Compass Group.

11 April 2012

BaltCap goes back to Latvia with €1m Clusterpoint investment

In its second Latvian investment in the last week, BaltCap has invested €1m in Clusterpoint, an enterprise software start-up created by Latvian programmers and backed by seed investors from the UK and the Baltics.

11 April 2012

CVC, RBS make $216m from HK-listed Samsonite placement

Global private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and British taxpayer-backed banking giant RBS have raised $216m through the sale of shares in Hong Kong-listed US luggage producer Samsonite International.

11 April 2012

Summer Street reaches two-thirds of target with $197m fundraise

dollars10_sq Summer Street Capital Partners has raised almost two-thirds of the $300m target for its third investment vehicle after several slow months of fundraising.

11 April 2012

Carlyle returns bumper $19bn to investors in 2011 thanks to buyout exits

Private equity giant Carlyle returned a record $19bn to investors last year thanks to a string of exits, more than double its 2010 total.

11 April 2012

Swedish buyout house Ratos to expand Danish operation with new hire $

Swedish private equity firm Ratos told AltAssets it plans to expand its operation by hiring a fluent Danish speaker to pick deals in the country.

11 April 2012

SAIL, Stifel team for C$100m Ontario cleantech VC fund

sailing_sq Canadian venture capital firm SAIL Capital Partners has teamed with investment banking group Stifel Financial to launch a C$100m ($99.74m) cleantech-focused fund in Ontario.

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