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2 April 2015

Increasing LP appetite in Africa pushes DPI’s second fund well above $500m target $

africa-tanzania_sq Africa-focused private equity firm Development Partners International has crushed its $500m target for its second fund by holding a $725m final close.

2 April 2015

Everstone buys Aon Hewitt’s Asia Pacific payroll business

accounting tax calculator India and South East Asia-focused Everstone Capital has bought Payfront Technologies Pte, the payroll business of Aon Hewitt.

1 April 2015

Catterton adds Eton Park execs to manage $500m Latin America Fund

sugarloaf-1443203-m Catterton Partners has brought in a team of former executives from hedge fund manager Eton Park Capital Management to run its new Latin America fund, AltAssets understands.

1 April 2015

Sycamore adds Fossati as managing director

download (96) New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners has appointed Paul Fossati as a managing director.

1 April 2015

Ethos snaps up two divisions from Nampak

south-african-road-1097295-m South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity has acquired the Tissue and Corrugate divisions from Africa’s packaging company Nampak.

1 April 2015

TowerBrook closes in on J.Jill purchase

news_clothes3_lrg Golden Gate Capital is to set to sell women's apparel and accessories retailer J.Jill to TowerBrook Capital Partners.

1 April 2015

Stone Arch Capital raises $205m for oversubscribed Fund III

three-arches-1435241-m Lower mid-market focused private equity firm Stone Arch Capital has held a $205m final close for its third fund after receiving heavy oversubscription.

1 April 2015

KKR-backed oil and gas company Samson Resources may pursue bankruptcy protection

money-in-sock---euro-1433052-m US oil and gas producer Samson Resources Corp, whose backers include KKR, has stated it may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection if it is unable to refinance its debt obligations.

1 April 2015

PE-backed GoDaddy to be valued at $4.5bn through IPO

money-in-hand-1037536-m Private equity-backed GoDaddy is set to raise $440m through its upcoming IPO, a figure which would value the company at $4.5bn.

1 April 2015

First Reserve loses marketing, IR director MacDonald

emergency-exit-1429638-m Energy focused private equity investor First Reserve has reportedly lost its director of marketing and communications Caitlyn MacDonald.

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