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31 May 2012

UK’s CD Capital leads $56.8m recap of Brazil Potash

news_jungle_lrg Global private equity firm CD Capital has led a £58.6m recapitalisation of potash exploration company Brazil Potash.

31 May 2012

Europe’s venture industry wary over regulationp

Europe could miss an opportunity to boost SME financing and growth if new regulation goes ahead, according to private equity industry body EVCA.

31 May 2012

Citadel Capital founder heading consortium in surprise EFG Hermes bidp

Citadel Capital founder Ahmed El Husseiny is heading a group of investors planning a shock buyout of troubled EFG Hermes, Egypt’s biggest investment bank.

31 May 2012

European Commission increases VCT, EIS investment limitsp

The European Commission has approved an increase in the annual limit that can be invested in companies in order to them to qualify for EIS and VCT investment.

31 May 2012

Sycamore makes shock Talbots buy days after deal breakdown

clothing-scarves_sq Sycamore Partners has made a surprise purchase of women’s clothing chain Talbots just days after apparently walking away from the deal.

31 May 2012

Leonard Green bucks market trend with biggest-ever buyout fundp

Leonard Green & Partners has hit its $6m hard cap for its biggest ever private equity fund in an environment when many larger firms are scaling back their fundraising.

31 May 2012

Middle East health investors need to shed PE’s ‘short-term profit’ imagep

Buyout firms hoping to capitalise on the Middle East’s expanding healthcare sector need to position themselves as partners rather than just capital investors, according to a roundtable of senior industry figures.

31 May 2012

Australian private equity outperforms public marketsp

Australia’s private equity industry significantly outperformed listed markets in 2011, over nearly all time horizons for up to ten years.

31 May 2012

Massachusetts pension plan CIO latest to leave for private sector

stanley mavromates massachusetts pension fund - AltAssets Private Equity News Massachusetts’ $50bn pension fund has launched the hunt for a new chief investment officer after the incumbent announced he was leaving for the private sector.

31 May 2012

JP Morgan to spin out PE arm from troubled CIO division

JPMorgan Chase is spinning out its “special investments group” from its scandal-hit chief investment office in a move to clean up the unit that recently haemorrhaged $2bn in trading losses, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.

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