HIG Capital invests in Acqua & Sapone The Florida-based private equity firm has invested in Acqua & Sapone, an Italian discount retailer which offers a range of household and personal care products at over 700 sites. HIG Capital has secured a majority stake in the business. Read more.

Gourmet Italian Food takes over Cucina Nostrana Italy-based food business Gourmet Italian Food, which is backed by Alcedo Private Equity, has acquired food supplier Cucina Nostrana as part of its strategy to create a new leading group of Italian companies in the high quality fresh food category. Read more.

PE-backed United Raw acquires Pets West United Raw Pet Foods, which is a portfolio company of pet-focused PE firm Dane Creek Capital, has acquired Pets West Pets & Supplies, a specialty pet retailer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more.

Court Square kicks off sale for medical communications agency Less than two years into its investment, Court Square Partners has kicked off a sale process for analytics-driven Medical Knowledge Group, which educates doctors on the efficacy of drug therapies and rare disease states. Read more.

Signa Sports attracts PE investment ahead of listing The German online sports retailer is nearing a deal to raise funds from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund. The business has also brought in capital from SoftBank and Mubadala in preparation for its US listing. Read more.

Mubadala Capital buys Taco Bell franchisee K-MAC Mubadala Capital, the asset management subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign fund Mubadala Investment Company, has acquired the second-largest Taco Bell franchisee in the US. Read more.