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31 October 2011

RCapital hires KPMG restructuring specialist Myles Halley

UK turnaround specialist RCapital has appointed former KPMG restructuring specialist Myles Halley as its chairman.

31 October 2011

GP spin-off BRZ plans $295m infra fund

Sao Paulo-based asset manager BRZ Investimentos plans to secure commitments of at least BRL650m ($388m) for two investment vehicles.

31 October 2011

Welsh Carson hires former McKinsey executive

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) has appointed former McKinsey & Co associate principal Josh Sullivan as an operating executive.

31 October 2011

Foresight bolsters fund management teams

Foresight Group, a UK-based alternative asset manager specialising in the renewable energy and infrastructure sector, has made two new appointments which will further strengthen its fund management teams.

31 October 2011

EIF closes eighth fund on $1.7bn

Energy Investors Funds (EIF), a private equity fund manager that invests in the US energy and electric power sectors, has closed its eighth fund with $1.713bn in commitments.

31 October 2011

Trilantic, Sagard eye Sara Lee’s French baking unit

Franco-Canadian private equity firm Sagard and Trilantic Capital Partners, the former merchant banking arm of Lehman Brothers, are the most likely bidders to post final offers for the French baked foods unit of Sara Lee.

31 October 2011

Vogo to sell stake in Tong Yang Insurance

South Korean buy-out firm Vogo Fund is looking to sell 18 per cent of its 61 per cent stake in Tong Yang Life Insurance, the unit the firm bought for KRW900bn ($798m) last year.

31 October 2011

Ingenious Clean Energy launches two EIS funds

Ingenious Clean Energy, a division of UK-based investment group Ingenious, has launched two Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) aimed at providing exposure to the country’s sustainable development projects.

31 October 2011

Sun European, RCapital could still save Luminar

Sun European Partners, the European arm of US private equity firm Sun Capital, and RCapital are reportedly in talks with the administrators of Luminar to rescue the embattled British nightclub operator.

31 October 2011

Pemberton Capital Advisors strengthens team

European mid-market investor Pemberton Capital Advisors has hired four senior professionals to lead investments in its target financial services and telecoms sectors.

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