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3 July 2015

TSG Consumer Partners acquires Utah’s Backcountry.com from Liberty Interactive

Jim Holland TSG Consumer Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity company that focuses on high-growth consumer brand companies, has acquired a Park City, Utah-based online retailer that markets outdoor gear and apparel via its Backcountry.com website, from Liberty Interactive Corp.

3 July 2015

Riverstone passes halfway point for $8bn-targeting Energy & Power Fund VI

Oil Pumps New York-based private equity major Riverstone Holdings has passed the halfway point for its $8bn-target Riverstone Global Energy & Power Fund VI, AltAssets can reveal.

3 July 2015

North Sky looks for $350m for second clean energy infra fund

wind-turbine-1424480-m North Sky Capital has hit the fundraising trail for its second clean energy infrastructure fund, five years after its first.

3 July 2015

Lime Rock Partners’ Fund VII collects $301.5m so far

oilfield-pumpjack-silhouette-79713-m Lime Rock Partners, a US private equity firm specialising in the upstream oil and gas sector, has collected $301m so far for its recently launched Fund VII, according to a US regulatory filing.

3 July 2015

Carlyle Asia, Lone Star, TPG line up bids for Philippines’ UCPB bank

dollars cash money A number of US private equity firms are reportedly interested in purchasing Philippine government’s majority stake in United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB).

3 July 2015

PE consortium eyes Nasdaq listing for $13.6bn 2006 investment Univision

realization-of-video-771412_1280 Spanish language TV network owner Univision, which is backed by a string of major private equity firms, has filed to list its stock in the US.

3 July 2015

CalPERS to reveal carried interest payments

california road The California Public Employees Retirement System has said that it will report the amount of carried interest it has paid to general partners for fiscal 2015 in the fall.

3 July 2015

Vestar exits sleep, respiratory aid business DeVilbiss after 15 years

child-666137_1280 A trio of US private equity firms have sold respiratory and sleep aid products maker DeVilbiss Healthcare to trade buyer Drive Medical.

3 July 2015

Northleaf’s debut secondaries fund nearly 50% invested

maple-508614_640 Toronto-based private equity firm Northleaf Capital Partners has invested 45 per cent of its debut secondaries fund, AltAssets understands.

3 July 2015

Sycamore Partners reported ‘in bid to buy Belk’, US chain, for $3bn-plus

Charlotte NC Sycamore Partners is working on an offer to buy the North Carolina-based Belk department store chain which would value it at between $3bn and $3.5bn including debt, it is being reported.

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