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13 March 2015

LPs ‘missed an opportunity’ to push for more changes during the downturn $

800px-Senboku-rapid-railway-7000Series02 While GPs often talk about how the credit crisis led to LPs having more power in the relationship, one industry insider would like to have seen more changes.

13 March 2015

PGGM-led consortium bids for VW’s car leasing company LeasePlan

escort-car-inside-447644-m A consortium led by Dutch pension fund PGGM has reportedly made a bid for Netherlands-based car leasing company LeasePlan.

13 March 2015

MBK to exit Korea’s KT Rental via $908m sale

car keys5_lrg Asian private equity firm MBK Partners is set to exit its minority stake in car rental company KT Rental which is being bought by Korean conglomerate Lotte Group.

13 March 2015

Penn State Employees’ pension picks Primavera for $50m commitment

china Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System has revealed a $50m commitment to Chinese private equity firm Primavera Capital.

13 March 2015

MBO Partenaires acquires French furniture business Logidesign

download (77) French SME investor MBO Partenaires has acquired majority stake in furniture business Logidesign in a management buyout.

13 March 2015

PE-backed fast-food chain Del Taco bought by blank-cheque vehicle in $500m deal

download (2) Mexican-themed fast-food chain Del Taco, whose shareholders include Goldman Sachs Mezzanine Partners and Charlesbank Capital Partners, has reportedly been sold to investment company Levy Acquisition Corp.

13 March 2015

PAI closes €3.3bn Fund VI above hard cap thanks to LP demand

paris-below-1417909-m Paris-headquartered private equity firm PAI Partners has hit a €3.3bn final close for its sixth flagship fund above its hard cap.

13 March 2015

Pollen-backed Shawbrook Bank eyes $1bn IPO

london Pollen Street Capital-backed Shawbrook Bank is set to launch an initial public offering which could value the UK Bank at $1bn.

12 March 2015

NGP backs oil, gas company Axia Energy II in $200m funding round

oilfield-pump-jack-2-72236-m Energy investors Natural Gas Partners and Old Ironsides Energy have invested the largest portion in a $200m funding round for oil and gas exploration and development company Axia Energy II.

12 March 2015

PE firms miss out on BHS, with Retail Acquisitions buying the chain for £1

retail shopping_sq A number of private equity firms have missed out on BHS, after Sir Philip Green announced the sale of the British department store chain for £1.

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