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24 August 2016

DOB Equity backs Kenyan wholesaler Twiga Foods

banana-5734_960_720 Netherlands-based family office DOB Equity has purchased a minority stake in Kenyan wholesaler Twiga Foods.

24 August 2016

LACERS to invest $35m in DFJ, ABRY, Polaris’ funds

usa-1061845_640 The Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS) has reportedly approved total commitments of $35m in three private equity funds this month.

24 August 2016

HQ Capital looking to exploit Asia’s growing secondaries market $

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAdOAAAAJGY4MWZlMThmLTA4NjMtNGNiYi1hN2JhLTUxYWRkOTExYmVlMA With exits hard to come by, opportunities in Southeast Asia lie in the smaller end of secondaries market according to HQ Capital’s David Pierce.

24 August 2016

HGGC looks to launch $1.5bn Fund III

dollars cash money dollars capital California-based HGGC is reportedly targeting $1.5bn for its third middle market buyout fund.

24 August 2016

Sentinel continues hectic 12 months with Quick Weight Loss Centres buy

belly-2473_1920 Lower mid-market focused private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners has bought weight loss management clinic chain Quick Weight Loss Centers.

24 August 2016

KKR looks to expand Southeast Asia presence with Shastry hire

Ashish Global private equity firm KKR is reportedly looking to expand its Southeast Asian business with the hire of Ashish Shastry.

24 August 2016

Gryphon makes environmental emergency business HEPACO second deal in a week

oil-rig-explosion-618704_1920 Mid-market US buyout house Gryphon Investors has sealed its second deal in a week by picking up environmental emergency response business HEPACO.

24 August 2016

STAR Capital in for a stellar return via ElecLink sale to JV partner Groupe Eurotunnel

metro-1531403_640 STAR Capital Partners will score more than six-times its original investment in infrastructure joint venture ElecLink, Tony Mallin, chairman of the London-based private equity firm said.

24 August 2016

Bain Capital, Piramal team to profit from distressed Indian assets

india-172652_1920 US private equity major Bain Capital has teamed up with India's Piramal Enterprises to launch a distressed asset business targeting the Asian country.

24 August 2016

Z Capital buys remaining shares in Affinity Gaming

casino-936910_960_720 Z Capital Partners has agreed to buy Las Vegas-based casino gaming operator Affinity Gaming, in a deal which values the business at about $580m.

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