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3 July 2015

TSG Consumer Partners acquires Utah’s Backcountry.com from Liberty Interactive

Jim Holland TSG Consumer Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity company that focuses on high-growth consumer brand companies, has acquired a Park City, Utah-based online retailer that markets outdoor gear and apparel via its Backcountry.com website, from Liberty Interactive Corp.

3 July 2015

Riverstone passes halfway point for $8bn-targeting Energy & Power Fund VI

Oil Pumps New York-based private equity major Riverstone Holdings has passed the halfway point for its $8bn-target Riverstone Global Energy & Power Fund VI, AltAssets can reveal.

3 July 2015

Carlyle Asia, Lone Star, TPG line up bids for Philippines’ UCPB bank

dollars cash money A number of US private equity firms are reportedly interested in purchasing Philippine government’s majority stake in United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB).

3 July 2015

Searchlight nearing $1bn first close for Fund II

light-cone-314072_640 London-headquartered private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners is reportedly nearing a final close of $1bn for its second fund, AltAssets understands.

3 July 2015

PE consortium eyes Nasdaq listing for $13.6bn 2006 investment Univision

realization-of-video-771412_1280 Spanish language TV network owner Univision, which is backed by a string of major private equity firms, has filed to list its stock in the US.

3 July 2015

CDH-backed Chinese cookie, drinks maker eyes $1.5bn from Hong Kong IPO

cookies-448360_1280 CDH Investments-backed Chinese cookie and drinks maker Dali Foods Group is planning to raise up to $1.5bn through a Hong Kong IPO, it is understood.

3 July 2015

Endless backs £17.9m Kier Group division MBO

truck lorry_sq Endless, a UK-based private equity group, is backing a £17.9m management buyout of Kier Group's Fleet and Passenger Services business.

3 July 2015

Vestar exits sleep, respiratory aid business DeVilbiss after 15 years

child-666137_1280 A trio of US private equity firms have sold respiratory and sleep aid products maker DeVilbiss Healthcare to trade buyer Drive Medical.

3 July 2015

Sycamore Partners reported ‘in bid to buy Belk’, US chain, for $3bn-plus

Charlotte NC Sycamore Partners is working on an offer to buy the North Carolina-based Belk department store chain which would value it at between $3bn and $3.5bn including debt, it is being reported.

3 July 2015

Inflexion names new deal origination director, promotes six to partner

tower-bridge-768780_1280 (1) UK-based Inflexion Private Equity has named Andrew Priest as director in its deal origination team amid six other promotions to partner.

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