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13 September 2011

Ascent chalks up Oakridge School deal

Bangalore private equity firm Ascent Capital has signed a shareholders agreement to acquire a INR1.5bn ($30m) stake in Oakridge International School, India's largest private school and the second largest in Asia.

13 September 2011

PE-backed Frac Tech files for $1.15bn IPO

Frac Tech International, the oilfield services provider which was taken private earlier this year by Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek and RRJ Capital, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a $1.15bn IPO.

12 September 2011

Carlyle exits OpenLink Financial to Hellman & Friedman

Global private equity firm Carlyle has agreed to the secondary sale of OpenLink Financial to Hellman & Friedman for an undisclosed sum.

12 September 2011

Catterton’s Restoration Hardware files for $150m IPO

Consumer sector-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners is looking to exit its stake in US furniture retailer Restoration Hardware through an initial public offering (IPO).

12 September 2011

Welsh Carson leads $150m round for Valeritas

US private equity major Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has led a $150m Series C financing round for Valeritas, a medical technology company which develops innovative drug delivery devices.

12 September 2011

Advent International buys stake in Maxam from Portobello, Vista

Advent International has agreed to acquire shares representing 49.998 per cent of civil explosives company Maxam’s share capital, from Vista Capital and Portobello Capital.

12 September 2011

Princess makes mezzanine investment in Securitas

Princess Private Equity Holding, a firm advised by Partners Group, has made a direct mezzanine investment in Swedish alarm company Securitas Direct

12 September 2011

Bridges Ventures backs Ardenham Energy with £2m

UK growth investor Bridges Ventures has made a £2m investment in Ardenham Energy, a developer and installer of renewable energy projects in homes, farms and businesses.

12 September 2011

KKR’s BMG to acquire Bug Music for $300m

BMG Rights Management, a joint venture between German media company Bertelsmann and buy-out giant KKR, has agreed to pay around $300m for Spectrum Equity’s stake in LA-based Bug Music.

12 September 2011

Russian government takes stake in PE-backed Pro Bono Bio

A joint venture between life science buy-out firm Celtic Pharma and RusNano, a Russian state nanotechnology company, has received a significant investment from the Russian government.

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