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5 March 2015

Carlyle, Warburg Pincus tie up DBRS acquisition

accounting tax calculator The Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus have completed the purchase of Toronto-based credit rating agency DBRS.

5 March 2015

HGGC seals strong return to fundraising with $1.33bn Fund II final close

dollar large_sq Mid-market US private equity house HGGC has sealed its anticipated return to fundraising by holding a $1.33bn final close for its second vehicle.

5 March 2015

Carlyle nabs Blackstone’s Stoll as Europe RE head, announces £532m student property deal

tieshot-1-605363-m Global buyout house Carlyle has appointed former Blackstone exec Peter Stoll to run its European real estate.

5 March 2015

Bain, Golden Gate go head-to-head for Ann acquisition

news_clothes3_lrg Private equity firm Bain Capital is taking on Golden Gate Capital for the acquisition of US women’s retailer Ann, AltAssets understands.

5 March 2015

Healthcare-focused Linden closes Fund III on $750m hard cap

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Private equity firm Linden Capital Partners has reportedly closed its third fund at its $750m hard cap, after only a few months on the market, AltAssets has learned.

5 March 2015

Aurora Resurgence eyes speedy fundrasing return for Fund III

dollars envelope The distressed investing arm of LA private investment firm Aurora Capital is reportedly nearing a new fund launch two years after closing its second vehicle.

5 March 2015

Ardian approaches €2bn final close for infra Fund IV

bridge-over-resund-between-malmo-and-copenhagen-1429844-m Private equity major Ardian is said to be fast approaching the €2bn final close of its fourth infrastructure fund, which is its first since its spin-out from French insurance group Axa in September 2013.

5 March 2015

New private equity firm North Branch seals second deal

Motion Solutions New mid-market private equity firm North Branch Capital has completed its second deal by investing in motion control engineering business Motion Solutions.

5 March 2015

Australia approves Affinity’s A$1.45bn sale of Primo

download (66) Private equity firm Affinity Equity Partners has completed the sale of Australian meat producer Primo to US arm of Brazilian beef giant JBS in a deal worth A$1.45bn ($1.13bn).

5 March 2015

Oregon Investment commits $1.1bn to PE, real estate funds

dollar envelope money The Oregon Investment Council (OIC) has allocated a total of $1.1bn to eight private equity funds and one real estate vehicle since December last year.

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