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27 February 2015

Winding down US firm Brazos to exit Healthcare Solutions

healthcare Dallas-based Brazos Private Equity Partners, has agreed to sell its portfolio company Healthcare Solutions to pharma services provider Catamaran Corporation.

26 February 2015

Evercore nabs Citigroup’s Massey, van der Lubbe for its chemicals group

lab-work-803087-m Private equity investor Evercore has poached former Citigroup execs Thomas Massey and Marc van der Lubbe to bolster its chemicals investment franchise.

26 February 2015

Baring looks forward to stronger Asian secondaries market with new $3.9bn fundp

asia-1073194-m While secondary deals between private equity investors are still a rarity in Asia, Jean Eric Salata, founding partner and CEO of Baring Private Equity Asia is expecting the market to open up during the next few years.

26 February 2015

New Mexico commits $275m to private equity, real estate

hand money dollars The New Mexico State Investment Council has reportedly signed off total commitments of $275m including to a Blackstone real estate fund and to private equity major TPG.

26 February 2015

CLSA Capital invests $10m in diaper manufacturer Nobel Hygiene

download (52) Asia-focused private equity firm CLSA Capital Partners has invested $10m in diaper manufacturer Nobel Hygiene.

26 February 2015

PSERS backs HGGC, Equistone among $485m of private equity commitments

dollar dollars capital fund money The $52bn Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System has revealed $485m of new private equity commitments.

26 February 2015

Apax Partners presses on with Auto Trader IPO despite £2bn Hellman & Freidman interest

cuba-cars-503705-m Apax Partners-backed online car marketplace Auto Trader is set to press on with a London listing despite reported buyout interest from fellow private equity firm Hellman & Friedman.

26 February 2015

Gilde Equity Management Benelux exits Nspyre after seven years

tech_circuitboard Gilde Equity Management Benelux has exited Dutch R&D and high-tech services specialist Nspyre to trade buyer Altran after a seven-year holding period.

26 February 2015

Terra Firma plans to sell cinema chain Odeon & UCI Group for £1bn

VIP cinema seating Private equity major Terra Firma is planning to sell European cinema chain Odeon & UCI Group in a £1bn deal, AltAssets understands.

26 February 2015

Pacific Equity sells remaining stake in credit-check company Veda for $300m

calculator-385203-m Sydney-based firm Pacific Equity Partners has reportedly sold all of its remaining 20 per cent stake in publicly listed credit-checking business Veda Group for A$382m (around $300m) around six months after its IPO.

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