Jewellery

Catterton acquires John Hardy

Catterton, a consumer-focused private equity firm, has acquired designed jewellery brand John Hardy.  »


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Robert W Holthausen joins Charles River Associates board of directors

Charles River Associates (CPA) has appointed Robert W Holthausen to the firm’s board of directors. »


Debt

Evercore to establish European debt advisory business

Evercore is expanding its investment banking capabilities in London through the formation of a new European dedicated debt advisory business. »


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Mission Creek reports strong PE distribution activity and new client mandates

Mission Creek Capital Partners, an independent investment advisory firm headquartered in San Francisco, has reported strong private equity stock distribution activity and new client mandates. »


Africa

Blackstone backs Black Rhino to invest in African infrastructure and power development

Blackstone has partnered with Black Rhino to identify, develop, finance, construct and operate large-scale infrastructure projects across Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on the energy sector. »


Solar panels

China Development Bank International and Macquarie lead investment in JinkoSolar

China Development Bank International (CDBI), the Macquarie Greater China Infrastructure Fund (MGCIF) and New Horizon Capital are to invest USD225 million in JinkoSolar Holding’s downstream solar power project business. »


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FIMI Opportunity Fund to acquire 40 per cent of Magal’s shares

Israeli private equity fund FIMI Opportunity Fund is to acquire 40 per cent of Magal Security System’s shares from Ki Corporation at a price of USD3.50 per share. »


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GTCR acquires XIFIN

Private equity firm GTCR has acquired XIFIN, a California-based provider of cloud-based software and services to diagnostic service providers. »


Computer

Albion Ventures invests in OmPrompt

Albion Ventures has invested GBP2.5m in OmPrompt, a provider of the customer automation management solutions that streamline order-to-cash processes for global manufacturing companies. »


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ABA English raises USD3.4 million from Nauta Capital

The online English platform ABA English has closed its first funding round for USD3.4 million with the venture firm Nauta Capital. »


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