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26 May 2015

Lone Star increases stake in Poland’s GTC to more than 55 per cent

christmas star US-based private equity firm Lone Star has added to its stake in listed Polish real estate developer GTC.

26 May 2015

Bridgepoint eyes Care UK community nursing arm sale to Mears

old man Mid-market UK private equity house Bridgepoint is reportedly in the final stage of talks to sell Care UK's community nursing arm to building maintenance business Mears.

26 May 2015

3i reduces stake in UFO Moviez’s IPO

yummy-popcorn-1023240-m Uk private equity firm 3i has made £17m through India’s digital cinema solutions company UFO Moviez’s IPO.

26 May 2015

Samena Capital expands by agreeing to buy merchant bank Kleinwort Benson

coins pile money Dubai-based private equity firm Samena Capital has agreed to buy a "significant" equity stake in UK-based private merchant bank Kleinwort Benson to expand out the firm's business sectors.

26 May 2015

LDC looks to accelerate mid-sized UK businesses with $1.2bn

pounds LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, plans to increase its investment in UK mid-sized companies to £1.2bn over the next three years.

26 May 2015

NRD Partners’ fund swallows Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant chain for $175m

Habit burger NRD Partners is acquiring the NYSE-listed company that runs Frisch's Big Boy family restaurants, a 121-unit chain that dates back to a single drive-thru facility that opened in 1939.

26 May 2015

Onex Corp takes a bite of Alabama-based Jack’s burger chain

burger-1097100-m Onex Corp, the Toronto-based private equity firm, said it had taken a stake of undisclosed size in Jack's family restaurants, a Homewood, Alabama-based chain with some 129 company-owned units located in four Southern US states.

26 May 2015

KKR hoping for third time lucky in latest MMI Technologies IPO attempt

hard disk drive US buyout house KKR is reportedly preparing its third attempt at an IPO for Singapore's MMI technologies in four years.

26 May 2015

Houston University endowment backs trio of PE, VC vehicles

houston image The University of Houston endowment management board has reportedly agreed to commit $22.5m to a trio of private equity vehicles and venture capital funds.

22 May 2015

Apax creating new, ‘separate’ vehicle to list on LSE

London Stock exchange (burggraf) Apax, the London-based private equity giant, has created a closed-ended Guernsey entity it plans to list on the London Stock Exchange next month, as it seeks to raise €250m (£179m) for its buyout coffers.

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