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8 January 2014

TPG’s stalled $3bn Aptalis sale revived through returning Forest Labs interest

drug pharma bottle TPG Capital’s stalled sale process for drugmaker Aptalis Pharma could be back on after it emerged previously interested party Forest Laboratories was nearing a $3bn buyout.

8 January 2014

Thomas H Lee Partners picks up second deal of the week with 1-800 Contacts buy

contact lens US private equity firm Thomas H Lee Partners has agreed its second deal of the week by purchasing online contact business 1-800 Contacts from health insurer WellPoint.

8 January 2014

Chuck E Cheese restaurants explore sale to private equity

Chuck E Cheese The owner of renowned US family pizza restaurant chain Chuck E Cheese is reportedly exploring a sale of the business to private equity.

8 January 2014

Private equity-backed online learning company Skillsoft eyes $2bn sale

Private equity-backed online learning company Skillsoft has tasked Deutsche Bank to explore a potential sale, in a deal that could hit $2bn.

8 January 2014

Pantheon wins bidding for Illinois’ fund stakes

London-based private equity firm Pantheon has reportedly won the auction for $500m worth of buyout fund stakes being sold by the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois.

8 January 2014

Citigroup eyes secondary sale of CVCI fund stakes

Financial services giant Citigroup could sell a $1bn portfolio of private equity fund stakes as it continues to shed illiquid assets.

7 January 2014

KSL Capital Partners exits Montelucia Resort & Spa

montelucia Private equity firm KSL Capital Partners has exited its investment in luxury hotel Montelucia Resort & Spa.

7 January 2014

Ridgewood Energy closes second fund on $1.1bn

Private equity firm Ridgewood Energy has reportedly exceeded the target for its second fund.

7 January 2014

Battery brings in Netflix cloud infrastructure overseer as first ‘technology fellow’

adrian-cockcroft-netflix-battery The computer programmer who led Netflix’s shift to an all-cloud infrastructure has been hired by Battery Ventures as a ‘technology fellow’.

7 January 2014

Riverstone’s Fieldwood Energy acquires Gulf of Mexico assets from SandRidge

Private equity firm Fieldwood Energy has bought SandRidge Energy’s Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast business unit for $750m.

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