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24 November 2015

Carlyle, Cardinal Capital tap joint Irish fund to back BPO business Abtran

customer-879898_1280 The Irish private equity fund established by Carlyle and Cardinal Capital Group has finalised terms for an investment in business process management business Abtran.

24 November 2015

Quilvest sells Yo! Sushi stake for £82m

maki-716433_1920 Quilvest has agreed to sell its controlling stake in restaurant chain Yo! Sushi to fellow PE investor Mayfair Equity Partners as part of an £82m buyout deal.

24 November 2015

Ocean Avenue waves hello to third flagship fundraise

surf-455761_1920 US private equity firm Ocean Avenue Capital is already back in the market for a new fund to follow the 2014 close of its second vehicle, AltAssets can reveal.

24 November 2015

Abraaj halfway to $1bn target for first dedicated healthcare fund

mother-434355_1920 Emerging markets-focused private equity major The Abraaj Group is halfway to hitting the $1bn target for its first dedicated healthcare fund.

24 November 2015

Gilde Buy Out Partners hits €1.1bn Fund V hard cap in “one and done” close

money-855955_1920 European private equity firm Gilde Buy Out Partners has held a "one-and-done" final close for its fifth fund on its €1.1bn hard cap.

24 November 2015

TPG and Leonard Green exit Petco for $4.6bn

kitten-1040955_1920 Private equity firms TPG and Leonard Green & Partners have agreed to sell pet supplies retailer Petco to CVC Capital Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $4.6bn.

23 November 2015

Cinven’s investment in Ergo Italy marks first local acquisition since fin crisis

italy-924043_1920 European private equity major Cinven will take over the Italian arm of German insurer Ergo coming back to the local market after nine years.

23 November 2015

Warburg Pincus closes Fund XII well above $12bn hard cap

money-87201_1280 Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus has closed its heavily-oversubscribed twelfth global fund significantly above the $12bn hard cap, just six months after launching the vehicle in May.

23 November 2015

CVC, CPPIB may be getting closer to Petco acquisition

bulldog-601714_1920 CVC Capital Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) are apparently a step closer to buying pet supplies retailer Petco in a deal valuing the business at some $4.7bn.

23 November 2015

Pt Capital targets $300m for final close of debut fund $

Mead Treadwell, Pt Capital Pt Capital, an Alaska-based private equity firm focusing on investments in the Arctic region, aims to raise $300m for its inaugural fund, the firm's president Mead Treadwell has told AltAssets.

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