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26 May 2015

NRD Partners’ fund swallows Frisch’s Big Boy restaurant chain for $175m

Habit burger NRD Partners is acquiring the NYSE-listed company that runs Frisch's Big Boy family restaurants, a 121-unit chain that dates back to a single drive-thru facility that opened in 1939.

26 May 2015

Onex Corp takes a bite of Alabama-based Jack’s burger chain

burger-1097100-m Onex Corp, the Toronto-based private equity firm, said it had taken a stake of undisclosed size in Jack's family restaurants, a Homewood, Alabama-based chain with some 129 company-owned units located in four Southern US states.

26 May 2015

Fortress forms strategic alliance with Mount Kellett

handshake-616726-m US private equity firm Fortress Investment Group has joined with Mount Kellett Capital Management to form a strategic alliance.

26 May 2015

Houston University endowment backs trio of PE, VC vehicles

houston image The University of Houston endowment management board has reportedly agreed to commit $22.5m to a trio of private equity vehicles and venture capital funds.

26 May 2015

Quebec development capital fund FTQ makes €10.5m Forbion III commitment

life science green Quebec-focused development capital fund Fonds de solidarité FTQ has committed €10.5m to Forbion Capital Partners' third fund in an attempt to attract life sciences investment to the province.

26 May 2015

Metropolitan snaps up RE stake in Moorfield’s second fund

infrastructure real estate building site crane Carlyle-backed Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management has purchased a stake in Moorfield Real Estate’s second fund, AltAssets understands.

22 May 2015

Access closes oversubscribed sixth fund of funds on €644m $

money-1035681-m Access Capital Partners has closed its oversubscribed sixth European fund of funds on €644m, with existing investors contributing 75 per cent.

22 May 2015

RE secondaries transactions increase as LPs start selling large portfolios says Landmark exec $

sunday-james The enhanced real estate secondaries market is being driven by LPs becoming more comfortable with selling large portfolios and GPs embracing secondary capital to manage their portfolios according to Landmark partner James Sunday.

22 May 2015

NY’s Catalyst embraces its ‘growth equity’ niche as it prepares to invest latest fund $

Brian Rich Catalyst Investors Catalyst Investors was founded in 2000 in New York by three ex-bankers keen, in managing partner Brian Rich’s words, to “start our own thing”.

22 May 2015

Neuberger Berman makes $30m investment in advertising tech business Centro

dollars cash money Private equity investor Neuberger Berman has taken its first direct private stake in an advertising technology business by providing $30m of Series B capital to Centro.

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