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19 May 2015

CD&R prepares surprise Mauser IPO just 12 months after €1.25bn buyout

stock market graph US buyout house Clayton Dubilier & Rice has made the surprise move of preparing a stock market listing for German packaging group Mauser just a year after buying the company in a €1.25bn deal.

19 May 2015

Sorenson Capital names LeGrand Lewis as partner, managing director amid $400m fundraise

interview hire job suit tie Sorenson Capital, a US private equity fund co-founded by original Bain Capital partner Fraser Bullock, has promoted LeGrand Lewis to managing director and partner.

19 May 2015

TPG Biotech hires ex-Novo Ventures partner Heath Lukatch

lab petri life science clinic US private equity giant TPG has hired experienced venture capital investor Heath Lukatch as a managing director and partner in its TPG Biotech platform.

19 May 2015

KKR backs Chinese chicken supplier Sunner

chicken hen poultry Global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co has backed China’s chicken meat producer Fujian Sunner Development with $400m.

19 May 2015

London Pensions Fund Authority picks Apollo to manage £150m alternative credit allocation

fake credit card payment UK pensions fund major the London Pensions Fund Authority has picked Apollo Global Management to manage its alternative credit investments.

19 May 2015

Insight looks to bring in $4bn as two funds near final close

coins-518245-m US private equity and venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners is reportedly nearing a final close for a pair of funds totalling more than $4bn, AltAssets understands.

19 May 2015

Littlejohn & Co acquires playground equipment maker PlayPower

Burggraf - signing contract (web image) Connecticut-based investment house Littlejohn & Co has agreed to acquire PlayPower Holdings from Apollo Investment for an undisclosed sum.

19 May 2015

3i backs Euro-Diesel with €68m for international expansion

himba-3-959230-m UK-headquartered private equity firm 3i has backed Euro-Diesel, a provider of diesel rotary uninterruptable power supply systems (DRUPS systems) with a €68m investment.

19 May 2015

Hermes announces £1.16bn final close for infrastructure fund

infrastructure real estate building site crane London-based Hermes Investment Management said it has closed its Hermes GPE Infrastructure Fund at £1.16bn ($1.8bn), exceeding its £800m target, with contributions from 18 investors that included some “large, European corporate pension schemes”.

18 May 2015

TPG offloads drugmaker Par in $8bn deal

pills-1111307-m Private equity firm TPG Capital has sold US drugmaker Par Pharmaceutical in a £8.05bn deal.

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