TPG-backed Immucor buys Sentilus

Immucor, a portfolio company of TPG, has acquired Sentilus. No financial terms were disclosed. Ropes & Gray advised Immucor on the transaction. Based in Durham, NC, Sentilus is a provider of microarray-based technology used in a variety of in vitro diagnostics areas.


DTZ consortium to acquire Cassidy Turley

Cassidy Turley has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of DTZ Investment Holdings to sell the business. DTZ is backed by TPG, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.


Thoratec taps former TPG MD as president and CEO

Thoratec Corp. has named D. Keith Grossman as president and CEO. The appointment is effective immediately. Grossman succeeds Gary F. Burbach, who will remain as an advisor to the company through the first quarter of 2016. Grossman is a former managing director at TPG. Based in Pleasanton, Calif., Thoratec is a provider of therapies that treat advanced-stage heart failure.

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TPG-backed Envision agrees to buy MedTrak

Envision Pharmaceutical, a portfolio company of TPG, said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire MedTrak Services. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction, which is expected to close in the third or fourth quarter of this year. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, MedTrak is a pharmacy benefit management firm.

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Vortus hires former TPG executive as CFO

Vortus Investments Advisors have hired Frank Lamsens as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer and Porter Pursley as a senior associate on the investment team. Lamsens joins Vortus from TPG, where he worked most recently as controller of new business platforms. Pursley, prior to Vortus, worked as a senior research associate at Raymond James & Associates.

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In Second Opinion, Tamara Mellon, co-founder of Jimmy Choo shoes, says sexual discrimination and inequality in private equity made her a feminist, Box raises another $150 mln in funding from TPG and Coatue, and Uber cuts the price of UberX rides in NYC by 20%.


TPG partners with HS Group

TPG has formed a strategic partnership HS Group. HS Group is an independent, institutional investment firm providing long-term capital and strategic guidance to emerging hedge funds in Asia.

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