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23 March 2015

KKR lands £265m loan from European Loan Programme to fund theTrainline purchase

train-station-546723-m The European Loan Programme has provided global private equity firm KKR with a £265m loan to finance its acquisition of the theTrainline.

23 March 2015

Fondo Italiano ups stake in bolt-maker Brugola with extra €7.5m investment

screw-world-2-861231-m Italian government-backed private equity investor Fondo Italiano d'Investimento has reportedly injected another €7.5m in bolt manufacturer Brugola just weeks after it backed the company with €20m.

23 March 2015

CPPIB looks to rival a host of PE firms in bid for software maker Informatica

download (87) A number of private equity are looking to make offers to purchase enterprise software maker Informatica Corp, AltAssets understands.

23 March 2015

Carlyle promotes two MDs to bolster transportation and healthcare teams

boardroom2_lrg Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has expanded its transportation and healthcare leadership teams with the promotion of Brian Bernasek and Stephen Wise.

23 March 2015

Carlyle announces $2.5bn energy fund close amid ‘best investment environment in 30 years’

closed locked shut box safe security Global buyout firm Carlyle has closed off its debut international energy fund on a hard cap of $2.5bn and is set to back up its investments with a 'significant amount' of dry powder.

23 March 2015

Altor taps €2bn fourth fund for $49m Transcom investment

telephone-cable_sq Nordic private equity firm Altor has tapped its fourth fund to buy almost 25 per cent of customer care, sales and credit management business Transcom Worldwide for SEK421m ($49m).

23 March 2015

Charlesbank-backed plus-size brand Fullbeaty to pay $215m dividend to shareholders

clothing-scarves-2 Private equity investors Charlesbank Capital Partners and Webster Capital are reportedly set to receive part of a $215m shareholder dividend from plus-size fashion retailer Fullbeaty Brands.

23 March 2015

High Tech Gründerfonds leads Bionic Robotics’s Series A round

download (86) Germany’s High Tech Gründerfonds has participated in Bionic Robotics' Series-A funding round, which reportedly amounts to more than €1m.

23 March 2015

UK’s Better Capital buys CAV Aerospace for £40m

airplane-1056260-m UK turnaround firm Better Capital has bought specialist manufacturer for aeroplanes CAV Aerospace for £40m.

23 March 2015

Bain looks to acquire Japan Wind Development in $80m deal

wind-turbine-1424480-m Global private equity firm Bain Capital is looking to a launch an $80m deal to take publicly-traded Japan Wind Development (JWD) private.

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