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19 September 2013

Strategic Wealth Partners hires Scott Smith as investment advisor

smith Wealth management firm Strategic Wealth Partners has hired Scott Smith as an investment advisor.

19 September 2013

CDH Investments nears $2bn target for China-focused private equity fund

Chinese private equity firm CDH Investments is nearing the $2bn target for its fifth fund, and is only months away from a final closing.

19 September 2013

VR Equitypartner exits shoe care company Melvo

frankfurt_170sq Frankfurt-based private equity firm VR Equitypartner has exited its investment in shoe care company Melvo, which has been sold to US group SC Johnson.

19 September 2013

Billabong accepts refinancing deal from Centerbridge, Oaktree Capital

surfing2_sq Australian surfwear company Billabong has agreed to a refinancing deal from two private equity firms and appointed a new chief executive.

19 September 2013

Phatisa raises $243m for African Agriculture Fund

African private equity firm Phatisa has held a final close of its African Agriculture Fund (AAF) on $243m.

19 September 2013

UK private equity industry hits back over tax loophole accusations $

The UK private equity industry has hit back over remarks from Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the UK Treasury, that accused it, of utilising tax “loopholes”, claiming it follows "legitimate commercial logic" as opposed to avoidance.

18 September 2013

Catterton Partners closes two funds above hard cap $

connecticut_sq Consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners has closed two funds including its flagship vehicle with commitments of $2.1bn.

18 September 2013

TA Associates invests in software security company Arxan Technologies

Private equity firm TA Associates has completed a majority investment in software security company Arxan Technologies.

18 September 2013

Investment firm Arcapita emerges from Chapter 11

bahrain 2_sq Bahrain-based investment firm Arcapita has emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in the US.

18 September 2013

HitecVision invests $150m in North Sea startup

Private equity firm HitecVision is to invest $150m in a newly launched UK-based oil and gas exploration and production company, which will focus on the North Sea.

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