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29 April 2015

Ex-Carlyle execs close Staple Street fund on $265m

new york3_lrg A fledgling New York private equity firm launched by two former Carlyle executives has held a $265m final close for a new fund.

29 April 2015

Terra Firma eyes sale of US company EverPower Wind

wind-generator-1184115-m UK private equity firm Terra Firma is said to be looking into selling off US company EverPower Wind which is owned by its third fund.

29 April 2015

Advent-backed Douglas attracts KKR, CVC interest ahead of mulled IPO

rose perfume flower Advent International-backed perfume business Douglas has reportedly attracted both private equity and strategic interest amid preparations for a €3bn stock market listing.

29 April 2015

Advent explores $300m sale of India’s CARE Hospitals stake

Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital Private equity major Advent International is reportedly talking to Carlyle Group and three separate healthcare providers to sell its 72 per cent stake in Indian healthcare company CARE Hospitals.

29 April 2015

Advent to drop stake in chicken chain Bojangles by 20% via $122m IPO

download Advent International-backed chicken and biscuits restaurant Bojangles could raise just over $122m in an IPO which will see the private equity backer drop its stake by just under 20 per cent.

28 April 2015

SVP brings in Lloyds banker Guthrie

handshake-616726-m Distressed opportunity investor Strategic Value Partners has appointed former Lloyds Banking Group exec Ian Guthrie to its advisory council.

28 April 2015

Bridgepoint follows €4bn fundraise with Nordic Cinema buyout

movies_lrg European buyout firm Bridgepoint has picked up the majority of Nordic Cinema Group from listed private equity house Ratos and Bonnier Holding in an SEK4.7bn ($547m) deal.

28 April 2015

Poland’s Enterprise sells windscreen manufacturer NordGlass

airplane-window-1443683-m Polish private equity firm Enterprise Investors has sold its stake in windscreen manufacturer NordGlass to AGC Automotive Europe.

28 April 2015

Nigeria’s Verod Capital taps Fund II for Union Trustees MBO

bank savings Verod Capital has tapped its second fund to back the MBO of Union Bank of Nigeria subsidiary Union Trustees Limited.

28 April 2015

Versant agrees to sell drug discovery company Quanticel for $485m

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Versant Ventures has agreed a $485m deal to offload cancer drug discovery company Quanticel Pharmaceuticals to Celgene Corporation.

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