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2 September 2015

Auda, Real Estate Capital rebrand as HQ Capital

handshake-671413-m The HQ Group will combine its private equity business Auda International with its Real Estate Capital Partners to create HQ Capital.

2 September 2015

MBK Partners ‘preferred bidder’ for Tesco Korea unit after Temasek tie-up

Supermarket Asian private equity firm MBK Partners has reportedly emerged as the preferred bidder for Tesco's $6bn-valued South Korea unit in the wake of teaming with Singapore sovereign investor Temasek.

2 September 2015

Ex-HIG exec hits £50m first and final close for debut fund

waterfall-192984_1280 A new London-based private equity firm launched by former HIG Capital executive Andrew Steel has held a £50m first and final close on its target amount.

2 September 2015

One Equity to move into tech markets with Augusta purchase

DickCashinLarge One Equity Partners is expanding its presence in technology and technology enabled services markets with the purchase of Augusta Columbia Capital.

2 September 2015

Apollo-owned McGraw-Hill Education reported ‘pressing ahead’ with IPO plan

books Apollo Global Management-owned McGraw-Hill Education is reported to be "pressing ahead" with plans to go public, and has hired underwriters to put together an initial public offering, according to a published report that cites unidentified people familiar with the matter.

2 September 2015

MidOcean adds skincare brand to portfolio

hand-663726_640 New York-based private equity firm MidOcean Partners has backed clinical skincare brand Image Skincare with a significant investment.

2 September 2015

Actis acquires stake in South Africa’s Coricraft Group

africa Actis, the London-based, emerging market focused private equity firm that was spun off from the former Commonwealth Development Corporation in 2004, said it has acquired a significant minority stake in South Africa's Coricraft Group.

1 September 2015

EQT favouring IPO as it looks to offload Academedia

apple-256261_640 European private equity firm EQT is looking to sell Swedish education company Academedia, AltAssets understands.

1 September 2015

Carlyle in agreement to buy UK’s Innovation Group for £500m

software binary code computer The Carlyle Group is to acquire UK-based Innovation Group, a London-listed insurance claims tech company, for just under £500m.

1 September 2015

Primary Capital names Altium’s Hopwood as new investment director

paint-878820_1280 UK-based Primary Capital has hired Altium Capital's Chris Hopwood as an investment director in its Manchester office.

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