American restaurant group Connor Concepts receives investment The owner of the Steak & Seafood and The Chop House brands has secured funding from private equity firm CapitalSpring. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more.

EPI taps Valérie Hermann to lead fashion and luxury practice The ex-Ralph Lauren global brands president is set to join the private equity firm on 8 January. She will become a member of the executive committee while taking over the Bonpoint and J.M. Weston brands. Read more.

Reisenthel receives funding from Invision Invision private equity has taken a stake in the German accessories company to support further development of the brand and investment in new products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more.

Leonard Green closes two funds at $14.75bn The consumer-focused private equity firm has closed its eighth flagship investment fund. LGP's current portfolio includes PureGym, Shake Shack and video game giant Activation Blizzard. Read more.

Piper-owned Turtle Bay reports dip in turnover The Caribbean restaurant brand has reported a 2.5% sales decrease to £66.9m for the year ending 2 March 2019. Despite challenges, the company saw strong trading in its European markets, for example a 31.5% sales increase in Germany. Read more.

Ignite Growth leads race to back Junkyard Golf According to reports, private equity firm Ignite Growth has expressed significant interest in the crazy golf operator. The business was recently ranked second in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100, with a 204.2% rise in annual sales growth since 2016. Read more.