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3 March 2015

South Carolina to allocate $750m to private equity according to draft proposal

The South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission will have to commit $750m to private equity during its next fiscal year to maintain its proposed allocation.

3 March 2015

CVC, Blackstone to make up to £667m exiting UK’s Merlin Entertainments

rollercoaster_amusement_170sq Global buyout firms CVC and Blackstone have reportedly launched the sale of their remaining shares in UK theme park operator Merlin Entertainments.

3 March 2015

Blue Wolf acquires tactical medical supplier North American Rescue

the-wolf-949126-m New York-based private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in North American Rescue (NAR).

3 March 2015

Advent puts Partner in Pet Food on the block for rumoured €300m

fina-1-1136732-m Global buyout house Advent International has reportedly put Hungarian animal nutrition company Partner in Pet Food (PPF) up for sale around four years after buying into the company.

3 March 2015

PE firms looking to purchase winter clothes maker Bogner

Whistler Blackcomb skiing German fashion group Bogner has attracted interest from a number of private equity groups, AltAssets understands.

3 March 2015

Pension funds help TPG hit $6.5bn for ongoing Fund VII raise

dollars Commitments from LPs including the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) have helped TPG pull in $6.5bn for its latest megafund, it is understood.

3 March 2015

Hellman & Friedman eyes Wood Mackenzie IPO amid trade interest

exit Hellman and Friedman-backed energy analytics business Wood Mackenzie is reportedly eyeing an IPO which could see it valued at up to £2bn.

3 March 2015

Colombia’s Tribeca soars to 22.9 per cent return from OTCA exit

plane-overhead-357020-m Colombia private equity firm Tribeca Management has made a 22.9 per cent IRR exiting Bogota Airport air cargo terminal operator OTCA.

3 March 2015

Buyout firms including CVC, KKR prepare final bids

light-434099-m Private equity firms CVC, KKR and Carlyle are all reportedly in the mix for Philips' lighting components business amid final bids being lined up.

3 March 2015

OMERS-backed Vue could buy Ratos’ Nordic Cinema Group

popcorn2 OMERS-backed UK cinema chain Vue Entertainment is reportedly considering up to £400m for private equity-backed peer Nordic Cinema Group.

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