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10 February 2015

ECI scores 6.1x return through CVC’s acquisition of Wireless Logic

laptop2_lrg Mid-market focused private equity firm ECI Partners has scored a 6.1-times return through the exit of wireless data solution provider Wireless Logic.

9 February 2015

Exponent looking to purchase Big Bus Tours in £500m deal

download (24) UK private equity firm Exponent is in pole position to buy open-top sightseeing company Big Bus Tours, AltAssets understands. The company has reportedly hired JP Morgan to run a sale potentially worth up to £500m according to Reuters, which cited two sources familiar with the matter. Exponent is reportedly poised to buy the company and[...]

9 February 2015

Centerbridge acquires IPC Systems from Silver Lake

money New York-based buyout major Centerbridge Partners has completed the acquisition of for financial trading communications company IPC Systems from Silver Lake Partners.

9 February 2015

TA to buy major stake in NorthStar Financial Services plus subsidiaries

stars Global private equity firm TA Associates has agreed to pick up a majority stake in NorthStar Financial Services Group and its nine subsidiary wealth management service providers.

9 February 2015

ESG-focus could boost returns in sustainability sector, say LPs

news_uparrow_lrg Focusing on funds with a strong ESG focus has the potential to boost returns, but it is very difficult to quantify, said LPs speaking at the AltAssets Clean Energy & Sustainability forum.

9 February 2015

Oaktree looks to hire banks for $2bn-plus exit of AdvancePierre Foods

exit Private equity major Oaktree Capital Group is reportedly interviewing banks for the role of financial advisor to help in the sale of portfolio company AdvancePierre Foods.

9 February 2015

Nordic Capital bags ex-Goldman healthcare expert Raj Shah as new partner

health Nordic Capital has expanded its healthcare team by hiring ex-Goldman Sachs EMEA healthcare investment banking co-head Raj Shah as a new partner.

9 February 2015

Actis exits Africa power business Globeleq to CDC, Norfund

news_pylon2_lrg Emerging markets private equity investor Actis has agreed to sell Africa power operating company Globeleq to UK development finance institution CDC and Norfund.

9 February 2015

HIG bags Dent Wizard dividend recap through Franklin Square loan

dent wizard Franklin Square Capital has provided a unitranche loan to HIG Capital portfolio company Dent Wizard to finance a dividend recapitalisation of the business.

9 February 2015

Oaktree, Apollo-backed Aleris withdraws $500m IPO plan

beverage-can-2-1154371-m Private equity-backed aluminium processor Aleris has withdrawn its $500m initial public offering, nearly three years after postponing the listing due to market conditions.

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