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Private equity firm Brand Velocity Partners puts emphasis on marketing

"A lot of marketing is about figuring things out and not being dogmatic about a particular way," said Lebowitz.

Westport’s Sterling Investment Partners takes majority stake in HeartLand landscaping firm

Kansas City-headquartered HeartLand provides commercial landscape and facilities services through its five regional companies.

Gemspring Capital announces two senior hires

Gemspring Capital, a Westport-headquartered private equity firm, has announced the expansion of its senior executive team with the hiring of two new executives.

Westport’s Gemspring Capital acquires Rapid Displays

Rapid Displays has a 500-person workforce and more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution space.

L Catterton buys Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group for $650M in cash

Four law firms are conducting independent investigations into the transaction.

Ex-NFL player Brandon Pinderhughes named partner at Southfield Capital

Earlier in his career, he played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, and overseas in Germany through NFL Europe.

L Catterton sells dental implant network ClearChoice Holdings

L Catterton invested in the company in 2011 and ClearChoice said that its revenue increased three times and its profitability grew five times over the past six years.

Norwalk-based etouches acquired by Steve Young’s private equity firm

Etouches is the seventh marketing services technology platform that Palo Alto-based HGGC has invested, following AutoAlert, Dealer FX, Integrity, MyWebGrocer, Selligent, and SSI.

Greenwich-based L Catterton buys swimming pool supplies retailer Leslie’s

Singapore's sovereign wealth fund joins the Greenwich-based private equity firm in the transaction.

North Castle ramps up new fund

North Castle Partners is raising a new, $250 million private equity fund.

Yale fund ROI: 4.7 percent

Yale University’s endowment fund earned a 4.7 percent return on investments for the 2012 fiscal year.

Second TechStart session kicks off in New Haven

After an inaugural session that “far exceeded” expectations, Connecticut Innovations invited five startups to participate in the fall 2012 TechStart Accelerator Program, which kicked off Sept. 17 in New Haven.

PE firm acquires Parfums de Coeur

Yellow Wood Partners L.L.P. purchased Darien-based Parfums de Coeur Ltd. in a Sept. 5 auction, marking the private equity firm’s first major acquisition since establishing a $225 million fund in January.

PE fundraising doubles in Q2

As Greenfield Partners readied a new fund, a report found that private equity capital raising more than doubled in the second quarter.

Fragrance co. sold to new private equity firm

A private equity company is acquiring Parfums de Coeur Ltd.