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20 February 2015

Smedvig exits ‘salary sacrifice’ car business Tusker to ECI Partners

car UK private equity group ECI Partners has bought into salary sacrifice car scheme provider Tusker amid an exit from Smedvig Capital.

19 February 2015

Hollyport Capital snaps up Radburn’s stake in Quester

pounds UK Secondaries firm Hollyport Capital has reportedly purchased a stake in Quester Venture Partnership, AltAssets can reveal.

19 February 2015

Wellington Partners leads $4.5m Series A for background checker Onfido

magnifying-glass_lrg UK-based background check business Onfido has picked up $4.5m of Series A funding led by Wellington Partners.

19 February 2015

AXA Real Estate scores €1.5bn for ‘capital recycling’ Europe debt Fund 9

news_recycle2_lrg The property investment arm of French multinational AXA has raised €1.5bn for its €2.5bn-targeting Commercial Real Estate Senior 9 pan-European debt fund.

19 February 2015

Money transfer service WorldRemit closes $100m TCV-led Series B

city-of-london-view-638188-m Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) has led a whopping $100m Series B financing round in London-based online money transfer service WorldRemit.

19 February 2015

Ratos rewards veteran Blomé with deputy CEO position

Henrik Blome Swedish private equity investor Ratos has agreed to pick up two-thirds of the shares in Finnish LED optics business Ledil in a deal which values the company at about €97m. Ratos is providing €50m of equity through the deal for Ledil, which launched in 2002.

19 February 2015

Rcapital hands off Rolling Luggage to Samsonite for £15.75m

Rolling Luggage UK private equity firm Rcapital has exited global travel retailer Rolling Luggage to trade buyer Samsonite.

19 February 2015

Natixis looking to acquire TA-backed DNCA for €549m

paris-below-1417909-m French investment bank Natixis has said it plans to acquire a controlling stake in TA Associates-backed asset manager DNCA.

18 February 2015

EQT sells 20% stake in Finnish bathroom company Sanitec for $226m

bathroom5_sq European private equity firm EQT has sold its remaining 20 per cent stake in Finnish bathroom ceramics maker Sanitec Corporation for around SEK1.9bn ($226m).

18 February 2015

3i exits remaining stake in Phibro for £36m

cow-face-close-up-1434070-m Uk private equity firm 3i Group has scored a total return of 1.7-times through the sale of its remaining stake in Phibro Animal Health Corporation.

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