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24 February 2016

17Capital makes three promotions, one hire

boardroom2_lrg London-based private equity firm 17Capital has bolstered its team with three promotions and one hire.

24 February 2016

Apax nears 5x overall return following latest Auto Trader sell-down $

car-1078407_1920 London-headquartered private equity house Apax Partners has made a total return of almost five-times from its investment in Auto Trader by selling almost all of its remaining stake in the business, AltAssets can reveal.

24 February 2016

Octopus Ventures exits UK’s Vision Direct

eye-854623_640 Octopus Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Octopus Group, has sold its 2009 investment Vision Direct to French eyewear specialist Essilor.

24 February 2016

CVC holds final close of tech dedicated growth fund on $1bn

person-731479_640 European private equity heavy-weight CVC Capital Partners has held the final close of its technology-focused growth fund on $1bn.

23 February 2016

Spain’s Black Toro makes €23m third investment from Fund II

bull-155411_640 Spanish private equity firm Black Toro Capital has tapped its latest fund to invest €23m in two well-known local bicycle and motorcycle brands, Torrot Electric and Gas Gas.

23 February 2016

Nordic Capital sells more of Thule Group on high investor demand

bottom-bracket-1204870_640 Nordic Capital has offloaded around 18.5 per cent of its shareholding in roof rack and bike carrier business Thule Group, which was more than originally planned.

23 February 2016

MENA Infrastructure Fund II may get up to $50m from EBRD

university-bridge-904266_640 The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is mulling over committing up to $50m to MENA Infrastructure Fund II, which is seeking $500m from LPs.

23 February 2016

Bain Capital PE looking to wrap up Brakes Group sale by summer 2016

restaurant-bern-179046_640 Bain Capital Private Equity expects to close the $3.1bn sale of UK-based catering industry supplier Brakes Group sometime in the summer, AltAssets understands.

23 February 2016

Adams Street taps 6 funds to buy stake in Charterhouse Capital Partners IX

handshake-671413-m Chicago-headquartered Adams Street Partners has purchased a stake in a European buyout fund managed by Charterhouse Capital Partners.

23 February 2016

Stirling Square picks up plane component business Mettis

airplane-983991_1920 Mid-market European private equity house Stirling Square Capital has picked up aerospace component manufacturer Mettis Aerospace.

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