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28 October 2011

KPS buys thread maker A&E for $180m

New York-based special situations investor KPS Capital Partners has bought industrial thread manufacturer American & Efird from New York-listed holdings firm Ruddick through a newly-formed affiliate, A&E Global, for $180m.

28 October 2011

HKW sells on Nesco to Platinum

US private equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company (HKW) has exited its investment in fleet rental company Nesco through its sale to Platinum Equity. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

28 October 2011

GE, KGAL invest €111m in Spanish solar thermal plant

US electrical giant General Electric’s (GE) financial services arm is jointly investing €111.1m with German fund KGAL into a 50MW concentrated solar thermal plant with integrated molten salt storage technology in Badajoz, Spain.

28 October 2011

H&Q leads deal for Samsung procurement arm

A consortium of investors including Hong Kong-based private equity firm H&Q Asia Pacific has agreed to buy a controlling stake in iMarketKorea, the procurement management arm of South Korean electronics giant Samsung.

28 October 2011

GIC injects $300m into aircraft lessor Avolon

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is set to inject $300m of equity into Avolon, the Dublin-based aircraft leasing company owned by global private equity firms CVC, Cinven and Oak Hill.

28 October 2011

KKR’s BMG frontrunner for EMI arm

BMG Music Rights, the joint venture between global buy-out giant KKR and German media group Bertelsmann, has emerged as the frontrunner to buy EMI music’s publishing division.

28 October 2011

Carlyle eyes Turkish retail chain YFM

Global private equity firm Carlyle and Turkven, the Turkish buy-out affiliate of Advent International, are currently bidding for a stake in Istanbul-based department store chain YKM.

27 October 2011

Argos Soditic backs Marchegay MBO

European private equity firm Argos Soditic has backed the management buy-out (MBO) of Marchegay Technologies, a French producer of production greenhouses and mounting systems for photovoltaic roofing installations.

27 October 2011

BGF partners with Scottish Venture Fund

Business Growth Fund (BGF), the £2.5bn vehicle established to target UK SMEs, has partnered with the Scottish Investment Bank’s (SIB) Scottish Venture Fund (SVF) to boost availability of equity funding for Scottish businesses.

27 October 2011

ECP backs African telecom provider IHS

Pan-African private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) has invested $32m in telecommunications infrastructure services provider IHS.

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