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6 October 2015

Cerberus-backed Albertsons aims to raise $1.7bn with IPO

supermarket-507295_1280 US supermarket chain Albertsons is targeting proceeds of up to $1.7bn from its stock market debut, according to various media reports.

1 October 2015

Highland Capital helps VC-backed Shopfully to another €10m

Highland Capital Partners Europe has invested €10m in venture capital-backed Italian retail promotions platform Shopfully.

11 September 2015

KKR’s first-ever Middle East deal hits valuation snag

womens-clothing-483833_1280 KKR's attempt to make its first-ever Middle East investment has reportedly hit a snag over a disagreement about the value of buyout target Azadea Group.

11 September 2015

Cerberus, Platinum said to eye Avon three months after buyout offer hoax

eye-881886_1280 Private equity majors including Cerberus are reportedly in talks with struggling door-to-door cosmetics sales business Avon over an acquisition, three months after the company was hit by a hefty hoax buyout offer.

7 September 2015

CPPIB, MBK, Temasek win $6bn battle for Tesco Homeplus unit

Homeplus The long-running battle to buy Tesco's South Korea unit has been won by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and MBK Partners after their $6bn bid was accepted.

4 September 2015

Indian lingerie retailer Zivame gets Malaysian government fund, IDG backing

04092015_MB Malaysian government investment fund Khazanah Nasional has taken part in an INR2.5bn ($37.5m) Series C funding round for Indian lingerie retailer Zivame.

1 September 2015

Omnes, Idinvest back €9m MBO of local retail software business Bimedia

bread-691467_1280 French private equity investor Omnes Capital has backed local retailer software and point-of-sale terminal business Bimedia a part of a €9m deal.

27 August 2015

PE activity in US retail, consumer remains strong despite wider sector M&A slowdown $

shoes-842339_1280 Private equity activity in the US retail and consumer sector remained strong in the second quarter despite an overall slowdown in M&A activity in the segment, new research suggests.

27 July 2015

Primary cuts £150m Paperchase sale process after failing to bag suitable offers

colored-pencils-198174_1280 UK-based private equity firm Primary Capital has scrapped its £150m-targeting sale of greetings card and stationery business Paperchase after failing to attract "suitable" bids.

21 July 2015

Private equity firms pile into $54m Series B round for online car retailer Vroom

sports-car-633291_1280 A trio of private equity firms have backed US-based online pre-owned car retailer Vroom through a weighty $54m Series B financing round.

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