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7 October 2013

Apax, Permira, Clessidra moot IPO for Italian gaming, gambling business Sisal

poker-chips_lrg The private equity backers of Italian gaming and betting business Sisal could list the company shares before the end of the year amid an uptick in European IPO interest.

7 October 2013

Fanisi Capital eyes Sub-Saharan Africa with 2014 fund launch

Kenyan private equity firm Fanisi Capital is to launch a $100m investment fund in 2014, targeting sub-Saharan Africa..

7 October 2013

Oakley Capital holds €195m first close for second fund

UK private equity firm Oakley Capital has held a first close of €195m for its second fund.

7 October 2013

Charterhouse-backed Vivarte in talks to reset loan covenants

clothing scarves_sq French clothing retailer Vivarte is reportedly in talks with its lenders to reset its debt covenants to make its debts of €2bn more manageable

7 October 2013

Bridges Ventures raises £125m impact investment fund

UK impact investor Bridges Ventures has raised £125m for its latest fund, exceeding its £100m target.

7 October 2013

KKR nears deal to buy Crosby Group for $1bn

Private equity firm KKR is reportedly set to acquire Crosby Group in a deal that wuill value the lifting equipment maker at around $1bn.

7 October 2013

Private equity firms join with strategic partner for Russian tyre deal

An investor consortium comprising private equity firms Russian Direct Investment Fund and One Equity Partners, alongside strategic partners Titan International has acquired tyre manufacturer OJSC Voltyre-Prom.

7 October 2013

Inflexion buys UK online travel agent On The Beach for £73m

UK mid-market buyout firm Inflexion has bought online travel agent On The Beach from fellow private equity firm Isis Equity Partners for £73m.

4 October 2013

Advent International no longer in in hunt for Fifth & Pacific’s Lucky Brand

clothing scarves_sq Fashion company Fifth & Pacific’s Lucky Brand, which has drawn interest from private equity firm Advent International, is reportedly no longer for sale.

4 October 2013

PE-backed Potbelly pulls in $105m in Nasdaq stock listing

Potbelly sandwich Private equity-backed sandwich maker Potbelly has raised more than $100m for its IPO after selling 7.5m shares at $14 each.

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