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12 November 2013

ECI Partners acquires minority stake in Harvard Engineering

lighting_sq UK-based mid-market firm ECI Partners has bought a minority stake in Harvard Engineering, which develops control products for the lighting industry.

12 November 2013

Green private equity boosted by soaring deal activity $

The value of private equity and venture capital investment in the cleantech sector continued to improve in October 2013, rising for the second consecutive period to $570m from a 12-month low of just $62m in August.

12 November 2013

Franklin Templeton hires Fauchier Partners exec for London office

Global alternative asset investor Franklin Templeton has hired former Fauchier Partners client relations professional Peter Vincent as head of alternative sales for Europe.

12 November 2013

Elanus Capital Management closes second fund $

T Private equity firm Elanus Capital Management has closed its second fund, AltAssets has learned.

12 November 2013

Graphite Capital makes 2.3x exit on £172m sale of Park Holidays UK

UK mid-market private equity firm Graphite Capital has sold UK caravan park operator Park Holidays UK to Caledonia Investments for £172m.

12 November 2013

Permira-backed Just Retirement valued at £1.1bn through London IPO

shares stocks IPO Private equity-backed UK insurance company Just Retirement has been valued at £1.1bn through its London listing after pricing at the mid-point of its expected range.

12 November 2013

Bridges Ventures invests in budget boutique hotel Qbic Hotel London

Impact investment firm Bridges Ventures has backed the launch of budget boutique hotel Qbic Hotel London.

12 November 2013

Carlyle plans to raise $7bn for energy funds by 2015

dc Private equity major Carlyle said it plans to raise $7bn for its energy funds in the next two years.

12 November 2013

Gobi Partners picks hostel booking, travel forum website Yododo for $4m financing

Chinese venture capital investor Gobi Partners has invested $4m in hostel booking and travel community Yododo, which is focused on the country.

12 November 2013

Mobeus, Connection Capital back MBO of UK’s Virgin Wines

UK VCT manager Mobeus Equity Partners and private client investment firm Connection Capital have provided a combined debt and equity package to support the £15.9m management buy-out of specialist retailer Virgin Wines.


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