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2 March 2015

Buyout firms cautiously eye Brazilian hospital sector following change in law

hospital-bed-521961-m Private equity firms are said to be hunting for hospital and health clinic investment opportunities after the government recently decided to allow foreign ownership of those assets.

2 March 2015

Equistone more than half way to Fund V’s $1.6bn target

half-315994-m Private equity house Equistone Partners Europe has registered $890.4m for its fifth, $1.6bn-targeting buyout fund.

2 March 2015

Chicago Teacher’s looks for information on minority PE managers

chicago 1 Chicago Public School Teacher’s Pension & Retirement Fund is looking for information on emerging private equity managers, AltAssets understands

2 March 2015

Gulf Capital to make up to six consumer company deals this year

abu dhabi Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital reportedly expects to complete between four and six acquisitions in consumer-driven sectors.

2 March 2015

PE-backed Univision looks to IPO in next 12 to 18 months

tv remotes Private equity-backed US Spanish-language media company Univision could go public within the next 12 to 18 months, AltAssets understands.

2 March 2015

OMERS scores 14.4% return on private equity, plans to up private market allocation

color-arrows-1-1382394-m The latest performance results from the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System show that the LP made 14.4 per cent net rate of return on its private equity investments.

2 March 2015

GMT Communications names Tydeman senior partner

Natalie Tydeman GMT European private equity group GMT Communications Partners has promoted Natalie Tydeman to senior partner amid a trio of staffing changes at the firm.

2 March 2015

Towerbrook looks to acquire women’s retailer J.Jill in $400m deal

colourful-tops-2-1392566-m US buyout house Towerbrook Capital Partners is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire women’s fashion retailer J.Jill in a $400m deal, AltAssets understands.

2 March 2015

ABRY, Landmark Partners in $143m Accela financing

wash dc US buyout house ABRY Partners has led a $143.5m financing round for government civic engagement platform provider Accela.

2 March 2015

Leonard Green to exit Scitor for $790m

security-camera-340859-m US private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to exit Scitor Corp to trade buyer Science Applications International in a $790m cash deal.

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