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27 April 2015

LDC buys minority Aspin Group stake for £25m

rail track train UK private equity investor LDC has picked up a minority stake in infrastructure products business Aspin Group in a £25m deal.

27 April 2015

LBO France sell cargo handler WFS to Platinum Equity

plane-silhouette-1414861-m French private equity firm LBO France has sold cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services to Platinum Equity, AltAssets understands.

27 April 2015

Carlyle offloads Metrologic to Astorg

money-in-hand-1037536-m Global buyout major Carlyle Group has sold a majority stake in Metrologic Group to Astorg Partners, AltAssets understands.

27 April 2015

HgCapital taps Mercury fund to back auto date, insurance claim manager Eucon

broken-car-480202-m UK-based private equity firm HgCapital has invested in automotive data and insurance claim manager Eucon as part of a management buyout.

27 April 2015

OTPP, Thoma Bravo acquire Riverbed in $3.5bn deal

norway-river-1445165-1-m Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s investor arm has teamed up with US private equity firm Thoma Bravo to acquire Riverbed Technology in a $3.5bn deal.

27 April 2015

UK’s Electra loses execs Syder and Davies, promotes 4

Rhian Davies London-headquartered Electra Partners said that its deputy manager partner Tim Syder has retired and partner Rhian Davies is set to retire “as planned”.

27 April 2015

Itqan said to be near education fund launch for second time in two years

book education Saudi Arabian investment firm Itqan Capital is again nearing the launch of a $200m education-focused private equity fund according to chief executive Adil Dahlawi.

27 April 2015

Hermes GPE to switch North American office from Boston to New York

Boston waterfront Private equity investor Hermes GPE is reportedly switching its North American operations from Boston to New York after just a few years of presence in the city.

27 April 2015

Advent leads deal for stake in Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals

isolated-black-lamp-1151724-m Global buyout firm Advent International has agreed to lead a deal to buy a 34.3 per cent stake in the consumer products business of Indian conglomerate Crompton Greaves from its owner Avantha Group.

24 April 2015

Blue Point re-hires Castleberry as principal

tieshot-1-605363-m US private equity firm Blue Point Capital Partners has bolstered its team with the re-hire of Brian Castleberry as principal and the promotions of Jeff Robich and Ben Newman to vice presidents.

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