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15 September 2011

Aureos acquires Indonesian engineer ODG

London-based emerging markets investor Aureos Capital has completed an MBO of ODG Wormald Indonesia (ODG), a large Indonesian engineering company.

15 September 2011

Archer, Ironbridge eye sale of iNova Pharmaceuticals

Australian buy-out firms Ironbridge and Archer Capital are looking to sell their stake in iNova Pharmaceuticals for a value of between A$700m ($717.5m) and A$850m ($871m).

15 September 2011

BarCap nears sale of student housing developer UPP

The private equity arm of Barclays is close to selling its stake in University Partnerships Programme (UPP), the UK’s largest developer of student campuses, in a transaction which could be worth around £1bn.

15 September 2011

LDC exits aviation asset manager Airclaims

London-based mid-market private equity firm LDC has exited its stake in Airclaims, a provider of claims, risk and asset management services to the aviation community, to McLarens Young International (MYI) for an undisclosed sum.

14 September 2011

Macquarie sells Petermann buses to National Express

Macquarie Global Opportunities Partners has sold Ohio-based school bus operator Petermann Partners to National Express, the British coach company, for $200m.

14 September 2011

CVC lines up for Orange Switzerland

UK buy-out firm CVC is reportedly considering a bid for Orange Switzerland, the Swiss subsidiary of France Telecom, despite reluctance from the telecom giant to allow the firm to participate in the sale process.

14 September 2011

Oaktree in $670m offer for toy company Jakks

Global private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management has reportedly outlined its intention to acquire US toy giant Jakks Pacific for $670m, despite resistance from the company since the offer was initially made earlier this year.

14 September 2011

Austria’s Miracor Medical closes €7m venture deal

Hamburg-based venture capital firm Earlybird has participated in the first closing of a €7m Series B funding round for portfolio company Miracor Medical Systems, a medical device developer based in Austria.

14 September 2011

Growth investors commit $84m to Opera Solutions

Growth investors including the venture arm of Silver Lake Partners and Accel-KKR have raised $84m in a recent funding round for data analytics company Opera Solutions, one of the largest ever rounds in the Big Data predictive analytics sector.

14 September 2011

Latin America sees fundraising surge

Private equity and venture capital fundraising for Latin America surged during the first half of this year, with 14 funds raising a total of $4.9bn.

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