Partners Group closes PE direct investment program

Global private markets investment manager Partners Group has closed its 2012-vintage private equity direct investment program. The program is the third and largest in Partners Group’s direct investments series of private equity programs.

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Partners Group and Equis Funds Group to develop Japanese solar platform

Partners Group and Equis Funds Group have closed a $250 million investment to develop a dedicated Japanese solar platform. The investment consortium, co-led by Partners Group and Equis Funds Group on behalf of their clients and including investors such as Babson Capital, LGsuper and Qantas Superannuation, will fund the construction of utility-scale solar power plants across Japan, with the first plants expected to start generating electricity in the second half of 2014.

Partners Group and Mizuho enter strategic alliance

Partners Group, Mizuho Financial Group and Mizuho Trust & Banking Co have signed a business alliance agreement that Mizuho Trust and Partners Group will jointly develop and distribute certain global private equity and infrastructure products in the pension market in Japan. The agreement marks Mizuho Trust’s first collaboration with a global private markets firm and will enable Mizuho Trust to offer global private markets investment products to its client base of Japanese pension funds for the first time.

Partners Group closes global infrastructure program

Partners Group has closed its Partners Group Global Infrastructure 2012 program, closing it at 1 billion euros. The program is twice the size of its predecessor 2009 vintage program and will invest through an integrated approach in direct, secondary and primary opportunities in the private infrastructure space around the globe.

Partners Group to acquire Hofmann Menü Manufaktur

Partners Group is backing the buyout of Hofmann Menü Manufaktur. The company is a German provider of customized cook and freeze products to small business canteens and social organizations such as retirement homes, hospitals and schools.

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Partners Group sells Asset Management Partners

Partners Group has confirmed the divestment of its remaining interest in Asset Management Partners, an affiliated company with a focus on traditional asset management, to its management team as pre-announced in September 2013. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions and is consistent with the firm’s strategy to focus on private markets investment activities.


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Partners Group Acquires Majority Stake in CSS Corp

Partners Group has acquired a majority stake in CSS Corp in a $270 million transaction. CSS Corp is a global technology support services business and provides a range of services, including mobility solutions, cloud enablement, technical support and remote infrastructure management.

AnaCap Sells Cabot Credit Management to J.C. Flowers

AnaCap Financial Partners has sold Cabot Credit Management to funds managed and advised by J.C. Flowers & Co. CCM was formed after the merger in April 2011 of two businesses, Apex Credit Management and Cabot Financial, purchased by funds advised by AnaCap and its co-investors, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners and Partners Group.

Partners Group to Open Milan Office

Partners Group and Perennius Capital Partners are to integrate all their investment and client service activities in Italy. Perennius Capital Partners has been Partners Group’s exclusive Italian partner since its foundation in 2007. Its Milan office will bring Partners Group’s total number of offices to 16 worldwide.

Partners Group Board Changes

Partners Group has announced two planned additions to the board of directors of Partners Group Holding AG combined with changes in its chief executive office and executive board. The suggested changes remain subject to clearance by the regulatory authorities.

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