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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.

4 October 2013

Canada’s OPSEU Pension Trust launches Australian office

Canadian pension fund OPSEU Pension Trust has opened an office in Sydney to make infrastructure and private equity investments in Asia.

4 October 2013

LPs “need to be much better” at providing feedback to fund managers $

With LP-GP communications in the spotlight, much has been said about the need for fund managers to communicate better, thoughthere is still room for investors to improve their own performance in this space, according to one LP.

4 October 2013

“Little respite” from flat investment landscape in South African private equity $

South Africa’s private equity and venture capital activity remained flat in Q3 2013 with just two deals recorded, according to new data.

4 October 2013

Sovereign investors set to increase allocations to alternatives $

Sovereign and institutional investors have been increasing allocations to alternative investment strategies including private equity and this trend is set to continue, according to a recent report from Invesco.

4 October 2013

Ex-KRG, RedCloud execs’ new firm Lariat registers first LP commitments $

Lariat Partners, the fledgling private equity firm founded by former executives at KRG Capital and RedCloud Capital, has pulled in more than $28m for its debut buyout vehicle.

4 October 2013

Rockland Capital hits halfway point for second power fund $

nuclear cooling towers power Texas-based investment firm Rockland Capital is more than halfway through with its third fundraise, AltAssets has learned.

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