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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

Essex Woodlands halfway to target for Fund IX

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical California-based, healthcare-focused investment firm Essex Woodlands is now more than halfway towards its target of $750m with $360.5m now raised for its Essex Woodlands Fund IX, according to a US regulatory filing.

2 July 2015

Gemini hits $64m target for Fund VI

dollars cash money Massachusetts-based private equity firm Gemini has hit its $64m target for its latest fund, AltAssets can reveal.

2 July 2015

Harvest follows West Coast expansion with $1.5bn-targeting Fund VII

dollars money cash New York-based buyout house Harvest Partners is in talks to raise up to $1.5bn for its latest flagship fund, it is understood.

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

Cyber-security focused Allegis reels in $100m for Fund VI

notebook-791292_640 Early stage venture capital firm Allegis Capital has completed a first close of $100m for its sixth fund, which will target the cyber-security sector.

2 July 2015

Qiming promotes loyal Hu to managing partner

pavilon-778083_1280 Chinese early-stage investment firm Qiming Venture Partners has promoted William Hu to managing partner after nine years with the firm.

2 July 2015

T Rowe Price leads $35m funding round for organic food producer Sweetgreen

salad-lettuce_sq Sweetgreen, a Washington, DC-based farm-to-fork organic food producer and retailer, has raised $35m, and plans to spend the money on expansion.

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