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. »


Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund closes at almost USD700m

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has held the final close of Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund (CSSAF), reaching USD698 million, almost USD200 million above its initial target of USD500 million. »

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. »

Hong Kong

Kinetic Partners promotes two in Hong Kong team

Kinetic Partners, the global financial services advisory firm, has made two promotions in its team in Hong Kong. »


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. »

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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. »

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Chester appointed partner in Walkers’ Jersey office

Adam Chester has joined the Jersey office of Walkers as a partner in the firm’s finance and corporate group. »

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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. »

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