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USS makes a $200 million (€149 million) investment in Partners Group’s new hedge fund of funds strategy that is being replicated by other large financial houses.
EQT has sold its remaining stake in Symrise, a German flavouring business. With a total return of about €1.1 billion, the investment has proved to be one of the most successful European private equity deals to date.
French private equity firm Axa has sold a French roofing business from its buyout fund III portfolio to a publicly-listed British construction and supplies company.
Media specialist private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson follows Dubilier by hiring seasoned media executive Leonard Forman to join their board.
Citigroup Alternative Investments has launched a new team to make investments in infrastructure, and brought in two sector specialists to run it.
Underlining the importance of intellectual property rights, Gilde Buy-Out Partners has purchased Novagraaf, a specialist in the growing market, from rivals Alpinvest and Halder
Orlando Italy’s first fund raised €180million ($244 million) exceeding the initial target of €150m.
GrowthGate, a Middle East-focused private equity firm targeting a $500 million fund, has made its first investment, backing a Dubai-based transport and logistics company.

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