Private equity firm Endless secures ABL refinancing packages for portfolio companies In a practice that has become more common among private equity firms, Endless's luggage brand Antler raised £8m; its cake manufacturer Bright Blue Foods secured £40m from Wells Fargo, and the aerosol manufacturer James Briggs raised £8.5m. Read more.

Patisserie Valerie secures backing from private equity firm Causeway Capital has struck with Patisserie Valerie that will keep the remaining 120 branches open. The private equity firm currently owns other cafes including BB Bakers & Baristas. Read more.

Lion Capital secures deal for portfolio of needle craft brands The private equity firm has purchased DMC group from BlueGem Capital Partners. The brands included in the portfolio are DMC, Wool and the Gang, Sirdar and Tilsatec - which generated more than €90m of sales in 2018. Read more.

Private equity firm Alantra has acquired a majority stake in Frias Nutricion The company, which produces and distributes vegetable beverages, has an annual turnover of €60m. Alantra has invested €1.4bn in more than 80 companies since it was founded in 2001. Read more.

Liberty London up for potential sale with £350m price tag Liberty London was sold to private equity firm BlueGem Capital Capital Partners for just over £40m in 2010. The firm has reportedly hired investment banking firm UBS to explore a potential sale. Read more.

Private equity firm TPG Capital closes its $4.6bn fund It's seventh focussed in Asia, this marks the firm's largest fund to date for the region. TPG Asia’s new fund has already invested more than 40% of its capital across 12 companies including Australian pet care platform Greencross Ltd. Read more.