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Archive for January, 2011

31 January 2011

Kennet sells goviral to AOL for $96.7m

Growth equity firm Kennet Partners has sold branded video content distributor goviral to internet major AOL’s European branch for $96.7m.

31 January 2011

Birla Carbon to acquire Columbian Chemicals from JP Morgan for $875m

The Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Group is to acquire Columbian Chemicals from One Equity Partners, for a reported $875m.

31 January 2011

Lonsdale picks claims service Emcas for maiden investment

Lonsdale Capital Partners has made its first investment, a majority stake in UK financial claims management company EMC Advisory Services (Emcas).

31 January 2011

HgCapital adds media and technology vet Stephen Warshaw to portfolio management team

European mid-market private equity investor HgCapital has appointed long-time media and technology sector head Stephen Warshaw as part-time director in the firm’s portfolio management team.

31 January 2011

Mid Europa dials into €574m tower infrastructure company ?eské Radiokomunikace sale

Central and Eastern European private equity investor Mid Europe Partners has sold tower infrastructure provider ?eské Radiokomunikace to Australian investment bank Macquarie for €574m.

31 January 2011

Bridges Ventures recruits Apax alum Carl Lavin as investment director

UK sustainable venture investor Bridges Ventures has appointed Carl Lavin, formerly of private equity firm Apax Partners, as investment director.

31 January 2011

Advantage Capital finds reprieve with seven figure settlement

Rumours of UK firm Advantage Capital’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated, after the firm won a seven figure out of court settlement from its key investor.

31 January 2011

Buy-out firms circle embattled German lender WestLB

Embattled German lender WestLB may be broken up, as private equity firms Apollo, JC Flowers and Blackstone circle the business.

31 January 2011

Advent takes £200m stake in insurance intermediary Towergate Partnership

Boston private equity firm Advent International has made a £200m (€232.7m) investment in UK business Towergate Partnership, Europe’s largest independent insurance intermediary.

31 January 2011

Kohlberg & Co’s Bauer shoots to score with Canadian IPO

Bauer Hockey, Canada's oldest hockey equipment maker, has filed to go public in Toronto.

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