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5 March 2015

HGGC seals strong return to fundraising with $1.33bn Fund II final close

dollar large_sq Mid-market US private equity house HGGC has sealed its anticipated return to fundraising by holding a $1.33bn final close for its second vehicle.

5 March 2015

Carlyle nabs Blackstone’s Stoll as Europe RE head, announces £532m student property deal

tieshot-1-605363-m Global buyout house Carlyle has appointed former Blackstone exec Peter Stoll to run its European real estate.

5 March 2015

Bain, Golden Gate go head-to-head for Ann acquisition

news_clothes3_lrg Private equity firm Bain Capital is taking on Golden Gate Capital for the acquisition of US women’s retailer Ann, AltAssets understands.

5 March 2015

Healthcare-focused Linden closes Fund III on $750m hard cap

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Private equity firm Linden Capital Partners has reportedly closed its third fund at its $750m hard cap, after only a few months on the market, AltAssets has learned.

5 March 2015

Aurora Resurgence eyes speedy fundrasing return for Fund III

dollars envelope The distressed investing arm of LA private investment firm Aurora Capital is reportedly nearing a new fund launch two years after closing its second vehicle.

5 March 2015

Ardian approaches €2bn final close for infra Fund IV

bridge-over-resund-between-malmo-and-copenhagen-1429844-m Private equity major Ardian is said to be fast approaching the €2bn final close of its fourth infrastructure fund, which is its first since its spin-out from French insurance group Axa in September 2013.

5 March 2015

New private equity firm North Branch seals second deal

Motion Solutions New mid-market private equity firm North Branch Capital has completed its second deal by investing in motion control engineering business Motion Solutions.

5 March 2015

Australia approves Affinity’s A$1.45bn sale of Primo

download (66) Private equity firm Affinity Equity Partners has completed the sale of Australian meat producer Primo to US arm of Brazilian beef giant JBS in a deal worth A$1.45bn ($1.13bn).

5 March 2015

Oregon Investment commits $1.1bn to PE, real estate funds

dollar envelope money The Oregon Investment Council (OIC) has allocated a total of $1.1bn to eight private equity funds and one real estate vehicle since December last year.

5 March 2015

Advent deal for Hypo Balkan assets at risk from Austrian court decision

gavel Advent International's deal to buy the Balkans network of nationalised Austrian lender Hypo Alpe Adrian could be under threat if Austria's Constitutional Court strikes down a controversial law imposing losses on some of the company's creditors, it has emerged.

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