Bookend Capital Partners invests $50m in beauty brand operator Luxury Brand Partners, the incubator behind the Oribe and Pulp Riot brands, has secured $50m from Bookend Capital Partners. According to industry sources, LBP is on track to reach $500m in sales for 2020. Read more.

BVP acquires footwear company Brand Velocity Partners, a private equity firm specialising in growing middle-market consumer businesses, has acquired Original Footwear. Currently focused on law enforcement and military footwear, the brand is set to expand its offering into fashion. Read more.

Leading Italian private equity firm completes exit Fondo Agroalimentare Italiano has successfully sold its stake in the leading puff pastry company Sfoglia Torino. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more.

Peninsula invests in Zadig & Voltaire The French fashion label has received new investment funding from the private equity firm Peninsula. Zadig & Voltaire will remain majority owned by its founder, Thierry Gillier, while minority partner TA Associates will exit. Read more.

Warbug Pincus mulls sale of Reiss The private equity firm, which bought a majority stake in the fashion retailer in 2016, has reportedly appointed the investment bank Rothschild to review potential selling options. In recent results, Reiss reported 8.3% growth for its financial year. Read more.

AUA Private Equity Partners acquires Van-Lang Enterprises The firm has purchased Van-Lang Enterprises, a US-based food manufacturer, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction was completed on behalf of AUA's portfolio company Gourmet Culinary Partners. Read more.