Deals and Transactions

deals and transactions

CalSTRS diversifies proactive private equity portfolio

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) has committed USD200 million to diversify its Private Equity Proactive Portfolio, which reaches small, niche emerging managers including those in under-served domestic markets. »


Kurma Partners invests in OxThera

Kurma Partners’s Biofund II, the first venture capital fund dedicated to financing innovation in the rare diseases space, has made its maiden EUR7.5 million investment in Oxthera, a Stockholm-based biopharmaceutical company. »

Coal Grill and Bar

Beringea and Octopus fuel expansion of Coal Grill and Bar

Coal Grill and Bar (t/a Charterhouse Leisure Ltd) has secured additional growth funding from Beringea and venture capital investors Octopus Investments, along with bank finance, to continue its expansion. »


Abraaj Group invests in Kool Food

The Abraaj Group has, through one of its funds, acquired a stake in Kool Food, a Moroccan chocolate confectionery manufacturer based in Casablanca. »

Oil rig

LoneStar buys Octopus-backed Hydrobolt

LoneStar, backed by private equity firm AEA Investors, has bought Hydrobolt, a manufacturer and distributor of high integrity fully traceable specialty fasteners, machined components, and flanges and fittings predominately servicing the global oil and gas and power generation markets. »

Document signing

Arsenal Capital acquires Synchrogenix

Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has acquired Synchrogenix, a regulatory writing and related services firm.  »


Arma Partners advises AMT-SYBEX on its sale to Capita

Arma Partners has acted as exclusive financial adviser to AMT-SYBEX Group on its sale to Capita plc for an initial consideration of GBP82 million. »

Sold sign

KRG Capital Partners completes sale of Focus to WSP Global

Denver-based private equity firm KRG Capital Partners has completed the sale of Focus Group to WSP Global. »


LDC backs multi-million pound management buyout of Connect Communications

Mid-market private equity firm LDC has completed an investment to support the multi-million pound management buy-out of Connect Communications, a provider of telephone systems and unified communications channels to businesses across the UK, mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. »


Castle Harlan acquires Gold Star Foods

Middle market private equity firm Castle Harlan has acquired Gold Star Foods, a nutritional food distributor to K-12 schools in California, Arizona and Nevada. »

Upcoming events

Upcoming training

Mon, 12/05/2014 (All day) - Dubai
Tue, 13/05/2014 (All day) - Dubai