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25 February 2015

Providence runs check on potential World Triathlon sale

bikerace-1009284-m US firm Providence Equity Partners is said to be exploring the possibility of selling or floating its race organiser portfolio company World Triathlon Corp, which owns the Ironman Triathlon franchise.

25 February 2015

3i exits chemical distributor Azelis to Apax

life science test tube_sq Buyout house 3i has agreed to sell chemical distributor Azelis to funds advised by global private equity firm Apax Partners.

25 February 2015

Carlyle, CapGemini talks to buy Computer Sciences Corp may have fizzled

woman-using-computer-1208423-m Global buyout house Carlyle teamed up with French consulting company CapGemini to buy tech consultant Computer Sciences Corp in a deal which could now have fizzled out, it is understood.

25 February 2015

New Harbor closes in on $150m debut fund target

chicago-city-skyline-2-1388504-m US private equity firm New Harbor Capital has completed a final closing of $146m for its debut fund.

25 February 2015

Sycamore withdraws Chico’s bid after failing to secure financing

clothes-scarves New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners has reportedly scrapped plans to buy apparel retailer Chico’s FAS, AltAssets understands.

25 February 2015

MBK Partners, IMM in hunt for Kumho Industrial controlling stake

airplane-1056260-m South Korean buyout houses MBK Partners and IMM are reportedly both eyeing a controlling stake in Asiana Airlines parent company Kumho Industrial.

25 February 2015

Advent set to list perfume conglomerate Douglas

download (46) US buyout major Advent is reportedly looking to offload is stake in German perfume chain Douglas through an IPO, AltAssets understands.

25 February 2015

Genstar targeting $1.5bn for Fund VII

san francisco tram_sq San Francisco-based Genstar Capital is reportedly set to hit the fundraising trail with its seventh flagship fund targeting $1.5bn, AltAssets understands.

25 February 2015

Africa’s Ascent gets $1m from Kenyan pension scheme

nairobi-city-878475-m Ascent Capital Africa has received a $1m commitment from Kenya’s Nation Media Group Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme towards its Rift Valley Fund.

24 February 2015

HIG promotes Nik Shah to MD

222c91c The growth capital unit of HIG Growth partners has promoted Nik Shah to managing director.

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