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10 January 2013

CITIC Capital soars past halfway mark for China retail properties fund $

id 5_sq CITIC Capital, the alternative investment manager backed by Chinese sovereign wealth fund giant China Investment Corp, has raised more than half of its target for a new fund that will invest in retail properties in the world’s second-largest economy.

10 January 2013

TSG Consumer Partners names Blythe Jack, Robyn Lawrie Rutledge managing directors

TSG Consumer Partners has promoted Blythe Jack and Robyn Lawrie Rutledge as managing directors and partners.

10 January 2013

Fremont, Pulse back California’s In-Shape Health Clubs

Fremont Private Holdings (FPH) and Pulse Equity Partners have backed California-based In-Shape Health Clubs to support its ongoing expansion in existing and new markets.

10 January 2013

Spell Capital Partners launches $120m mezzanine lower mid-market fund

Spell Capital Partners has launched its latest fund, Spell Capital Mezzanine Partners, targeting subordinated debt and minority equity investments in lower middle market companies.

10 January 2013

MidOcean buys Agilex Flavors & Fragrances from Nautic Partners

Transatlantic mid-market private equity firm MidOcean Partners has bought a majority equity position in Agilex Flavors & Fragrances, which makes fragrances for use in consumer products.

10 January 2013

West Africa-focused Cauris Management invests in Banque Atlantique

Cauris Management, the first regional private equity fund manager established in Francophone West Africa, has agreed to invest FCFA 4.1bn ($6.3m) in Banque Atlantique, the regional banking group, through Atlantic Financial Group.

10 January 2013

Caisse gets closer to Canada’s private equity industry $

In comparison to the size of some of its LPs, Canada’s private equity industry is relatively small. And while this does mean that a considerable amount of capital flows outside the region, the proximity of institutional investors also opens up new investment opportunities.

10 January 2013

ADM, IFC, PGGM eye exit for Turkish hospital operator Universal

universal_sq An investor group including Hong Kong-based ADM Capital, World Bank investment arm IFC and Dutch pension fund manager PGGM is looking to sell its stake in Universal Saglik Yatirimlari Holding, the Turkish hospital chain it bought two years ago.

10 January 2013

Paris-based Elaia Partners invests €1m in Sensorly SAS

sensorly_sq Elaia Partners, a Parisian private equity firm focused on digital economy-related technologies, has made a €1m investment in community-based wireless coverage maps specialist Sensorly SAS.

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.


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