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10 January 2013

PAI Partners seeks €180m financing for IPH deal

France-headquartered private equity firm PAI Partners is looking to secure €180m of financing to support its recently announced acquisition of industrial supply company IPH Group.

10 January 2013

Pritzker hires Michael Nelson from Wind Point Partners

US mid-market firm The Pritzker Group has hired Michael Nelson, former managing director of Wind Point Partners, to lead its investments in manufactured products.

10 January 2013

Bain Capital backs resort and holiday group AMResorts

Bain Capital has made an investment into resort group AMResorts, along with Apple Vacations and Amstar DMC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

10 January 2013

Big data analytics developer Guavus inks $30m

Guavus, a provider of big data analytics, has closed a $30m round of new funding from Investor Growth Capital, QuestMark Partners and previous investors Artiman Ventures, Sofinnova Ventures and Intel Capital.

10 January 2013

H.I.G. Growth Partners exits Triad Retail Media to Rockbridge, Falcon

H.I.G. Growth Partners, the dedicated growth capital arm of H.I.G. Capital, has sold its stake in Triad Retail Media to Rockbridge Growth Equity and Falcon Investment Advisors.

10 January 2013

TA Associates backs US fashion brands

Mid-market private equity firm TA Associates has completed a majority investment in Dutch, the parent company for fashion brands JOIE, Equipment and Current/Elliott.

10 January 2013

US Midwest sees healthcare investment boom in 2012 $

Healthcare companies in the US Midwest attracted $996m in new investments across 182 companies in 2012 – an increase of 23 per cent on the previous year.

10 January 2013

Venture capital slide continues in 2012 $

Venture capital financings saw a continued drop in the final quarter of 2012, and a considerable fall from the same period in 2011. However, the number of deals increased, suggesting that more activity was taking place at the smaller end of the scale.

10 January 2013

Dutch commodity giant Trafigura hits first close for maiden PE fund $

The fund management arm of Trafigura, the world’s second largest metals trader next to Glencore and a top-three oil trader, has reached a $275m first close for its maiden private equity fund.

10 January 2013

Mercapital seals €40m Betapack deal ahead of N+1 merger

Madrid-based mid-market private equity firm Mercapital has bought an 80 per cent stake in Group Betapack, a Spanish maker of plastic caps and closures, and in its Brazilian subsidiary Mirvi for €40m.


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