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28 November 2012

Charlesbank could pay $500m for Redcats plus-size fashion unit

Mid-market US private equity firm Charlesbank is considering paying up to $500m to carve out the plus-size fashion business of Redcats, the mail order arm of French retail and luxury group PPR, it is understood.

28 November 2012

Abrams Capital leads $36m financing for organ tranport business TransMedics

Transmedics - AltAssets Private Equity News Abrams Capital has led a $36m financing round for organ preservation technology company TransMedics to help the company complete clinical trials.

28 November 2012

North Castle Partners V hits $100m first close, deploys capitalp

Health and wellness-focused private equity firm North Castle Partners has begun deploying capital from its fifth buyout fund after hitting a $100m first close, AltAssets has learned.

28 November 2012

LPs wake up to long-term appeal of infrastructurep

Infrastructure is increasingly forging itself a niche as a long-term asset class, offering institutional investors stable income-focused, long term returns.

28 November 2012

RREP gathers $165m for distressed commercial real estate fundp

Jon Vaccaro Ranieri Real Estate Partners - AltAssets Private Equity News The commercial real estate arm of Ranieri Partners, the firm led by Wall Street veteran Lewis Ranieri, has gathered more than $165m for a distressed investment fund.

28 November 2012

Listed real estate investor Equity Residential seals $16bn Lehman deal

US residential real estate investment trust Equity Residential has partnered with AvalonBay Communities to acquire a portfolio of US apartment properties from the Lehman Brothers estate for $16bn.

28 November 2012

Accel Partners’ Big Data Fund leads $28.5m round for Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic, a next-generation log management and analytics company, has closed a $28.5m Series C funding round led by Accel Partners.

27 November 2012

UPDATE: HarbourVest gathers $2bn for latest secondaries vehiclep

Global private equity firm HarbourVest Partners is two-thirds of the way to its $3bn target for its latest secondaries vehicle Dover Street VIII.

27 November 2012

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec invests C$10m in Optimum Group

vancouver-canada_sq Canadian institutional investor the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has made a C$10m term loan to Optimum Group, a diversified financial group with a Montréal-based head office.

27 November 2012

First Reserve buys energy, aero manufacturer Ameriforge from Tanglewood

Energy-focused private equity firm First Reserve Corporation has agreed to buy energy and aerospace equipment manufacturer Ameriforge Group from Texas-based buyout house Tanglewood Investments.

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