Partners Group invests in TOUS

Partners Group said Monday it has agreed to buy a 25 percent stake in TOUS. Financial terms weren’t announced. TOUS is a jewelry and accessories brand that was founded in Barcelona in 1920.


Partners Group to acquire Knowledge Universe’s U.S. early childhood education unit

Partners Group has agreed to buy Knowledge Universe‘s U.S. early childhood education business. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that is expected to be completed later this year. Joel Schwartz, private equity managing director at Partners Group will join KUE LLC’s board after the deal closes. Credit Suisse, Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, Goodwin Procter LLP and KPMG LLP are advising Partners Group on the deal. KUE LLC is the parent company of KinderCare Learning Centers.


Partners Group collects $700 mln for credit strategy program

Partners Group has secured $700 million for its credit strategy program Partners Group Multi-Asset Credit Strategy 2014. So far the program has made a number of investments, which include Germany-based textbook publisher Springer Science+Business Media.


Partners Group raise $500 mln equity for Fermaca

Partners Group said Thursday it raised an additional $500 million equity for portfolio company, Fermaca. Based in Cuidad de Mexico, D.F., Fermaca builds, owns and operates pipelines and other related energy assets in Mexico.


Partners Group to sell Nobel Learning Communities

Partners Group said Monday that it is selling Nobel Learning Communities Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. The buyer was not announced. Westchester, Pennsylvania-based Nobl learning operates preschool through grade 12 private schools in the U.S. Partners Group said the sale is expected to produce an anticipated return on investment of approximately 4x cost.


Partners Group completes Dynacast acquisition

Partners Group has closed its previously announced buy of a controlling stake in Dynacast. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that was done with Kenner & Company and Dynacast’s management. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dynacast is a maker of custom metal components.


Partners Group completes acquisition of airport passenger terminal

Partners Group along with partners in the Nieuport Aviation consortium have completed the acquisition of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The investor consortium comprises Partners Group, InstarAGF Asset Management, Kilmer Van Nostrand and institutional investors advised by JP Morgan Asset Management. Billy Bishop is the ninth busiest airport in Canada and served 2.4 million passengers in 2014.


Partners Group invests in Seabras-1

Partners Group said Friday it agreed to invest in the construction of the first direct subsea fiber optic cable between New York and Sấo Paulo, Brazil. Seabras-1, which is being developed by Seaborn Networks, has a total project cost of approximately $500 million. Partners Group said it is providing all of the equity financing for the project.


Partners Group agrees to take stake in Dynacast International

Partners Group has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Dynacast International, which makes metal components for customers across the automotive, telecommunications, computing, consumer electronics and healthcare industries. The transaction has an overall enterprise value of $1.1 billion and is expected to close in February 2015.


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Partners Group part of consortium to operate Sydney’s North West Rail Link

Partners Group is part of the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium that has contracted with the New South Wales State Government to build, finance and operate its new transit train network servicing Sydney’s North West. The North West Rail Link is Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project and will deliver a 36km rapid transit service connecting Chatswood on Sydney’s North Shore to Sydney’s north-western suburbs.

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