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2 July 2015

Gemini hits $64m target for Fund VI

dollars cash money Massachusetts-based private equity firm Gemini has hit its $64m target for its latest fund, AltAssets can reveal.

2 July 2015

Harvest follows West Coast expansion with $1.5bn-targeting Fund VII

dollars money cash New York-based buyout house Harvest Partners is in talks to raise up to $1.5bn for its latest flagship fund, it is understood.

2 July 2015

LBO France purchases ready-to-wear brand IKKS

download Private equity firm LBO France has purchased French ready-to-wear brand IKKS from Roger Zannier.

2 July 2015

Kelso & Co reported in talks to acquire building materials biz US LM

lumber building supplies New York-based Kelso & Co is reportedly in advanced discussions to acquire US LBM Holdings, a major US building materials distributor, for as much as $1bn including debt.

2 July 2015

PE bidders whittled down to four in $6bn Tesco South Korea unit bidding

vegetable_market_supermarket Four private equity bidders have made the shortlist to buy Tesco's South Korean discount unit Homeplus in a deal which could mark the biggest-ever private equity acquisition in Asia.

2 July 2015

Secretive Rhone Group said to hit €2.6bn close for Fund V

feline-205449_1280 Secretive private equity house Rhône Group has reportedly held a €2.6bn close for its fifth buyout fund after just over six months in the market.

2 July 2015

Apollo buys home security company Protection 1 from GTCR

security-670206_640 US private equity firm Apollo Global Management has bought security alarm provider Protection 1 from buyout house GTCR.

2 July 2015

CL Capital sells Interactive Health to FFL

doctor nurse healthcare surgery hospital New York-based private equity firm CL Capital Partners has bought an end to its four-year investment in Interactive Health, by selling the workplace wellness provider to FFL.

2 July 2015

FSN exits Danish house seller HusCompagniet to EQT

living-room-565060_1280 Oslo-headquartered private equity firm FSN Capital has agreed to sell Danish brick house seller HusCompagniet to buyout major EQT.

2 July 2015

Canadian infra specialist Brookfield in $6.8bn bid for Australian freight business

truck sascar Canada's Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has approached a major, publicly-traded Australian rail-and-port operator, Asciano, with a $6.8bn takeover bid, in what some observers said could become one of the biggest foreign takeovers in Australia's history.

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