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3 February 2016

Equistone takes over majority in German candle company Gala

candle-1208982-m Equistone Partners Europe has announced the acquisition of German candle manufacturer Gala Group.

26 January 2016

Private equity bid for American Apparel falls through following court decision

fashion-771582_1280 A US bankruptcy court has rejected a takeover bid for American Apparel launched by the US clothing company's ex-CEO Dov Charney and PE investors Hagan Capital Group and Silver Creek Capital last year.

26 January 2016

Bain Capital looking to float French Maisons du Monde by end-H1 2016

furniture-731449_1920 Bain Capital is said to be planning an initial public offering (IPO) of French furniture and home decoration business Maisons du Monde.

20 January 2016

Newly-launched Back to the Future Ventures eyes promising retail tech SMEs

science-fiction-751758_1920 Co-founders David Pascual and Faye Landers are marrying their over 50 years of experience to launch Back to the Future Ventures (BTTFV), a new NYC-based firm.

18 January 2016

Bridgepoint buys Polish kids products retailer Smyk in a €247m deal

elephant-428287_1920 European private equity firm Bridgepoint announced it has agreed to acquire Polish childrens clothing, toys and accessories retailer Smyk for the total consideration of €247m.

14 January 2016

Primary Capital exits UK trading group Tobar to Merino Private Equity

teddy-bear-1016518_1920 UK-based private equity firm Primary Capital is exiting its 2006 investment in Tobar Group, a British company known for the Hawkin’s Bazaar toy retail brand, to Merino Private Equity.

4 January 2016

PE-backed Dutch retailer V&D files for insolvency

shopping-centre-1003650_1920 Dutch department store chain Vroom & Dreesman (V&D), which is backed by US private equity firm Sun Capital Partners filed for insolvency protection last month after a holiday sales flop.

4 January 2016

Creador backs convenience chain major 7-Eleven Malaysia

store-388254_1920 Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm Creador has bought a MYR108m ($25m) stake in convenience store chain 7-Eleven Malaysia.

14 December 2015

PAI scores 2.3x return from Dutch Hunkemöller exit, also to sell French GCS

girl-254708_1280 French private equity firm PAI Partners has made a 2.3x return from the sale of Dutch lingerie company Hunkemöller to The Carlyle Group, AltAssets can reveal.

14 December 2015

Sycamore sells Kurt Geiger to Cinven for £245m $

small-change-1060010_1920 European private equity group Cinven is taking over UK luxury shoe brand Kurt Geiger from Sycamore Partners for £245m, AltAssets understands.

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