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19 October 2011

Scottish Loan Fund backs Phuel Oil

Phuel Oil Tools, an Aberdeen-based company operating in the Scottish oil and gas industry, has become one of the first businesses to access the Scottish Loan Fund (SLF), a government growth fund managed by Glasgow-based private equity firm Maven Capital Partners.

19 October 2011

EI injects €10m into Romanian supermarket Profi

Central and Eastern Europe-focused private equity firm Enterprise Investors (EI) has injected a further €10m of capital into Romanian supermarket chain Profi Rom Food.

19 October 2011

Bain, Carlyle, Advent eye $2bn TransUnion sale

Global private equity firms Carlyle, Bain and Advent are lining up to acquire credit reporting giant TransUnion for more than $2bn.

19 October 2011

Advent invests in Polish healthcare company AHP

Global private equity firm Advent International has agreed to invest an undisclosed amount in American Heart of Poland (AHP), a Warsaw-based operator of cardiovascular treatment units.

18 October 2011

Bain Venture Capital leads $13m cleantech investment

Energy efficient lighting company EcoSense Lighting has closed a $13m Series B financing round led by Bain Capital Ventures.

18 October 2011

IFC leads $50m round for venture-backed Sunpreme

Solar cell manufacturer Sunpreme has closed over $50m in financing led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, joining existing investors including Silicon Valley-based Capricorn Investment Group and Beijing-based Tsing Capital, through its China Environment Fund III.

18 October 2011

Dropbox completes $250m Series B round

Online storage start-up Dropbox has completed its $250m Series B financing round.

18 October 2011

Apax close to £500m sale for Hit Entertainment

London-based private equity firm Apax Partners is close to finalising a deal to sell Hit Entertainment to Mattel, the world’s largest toy company, for £500m.

18 October 2011

Antin Infrastructure acquires Spain’s Axión

Paris-based Antin Infrastructure Partners, the infrastructure investor backed by French banking giant BNP Paribas, has acquired a 100 per cent stake in Spanish company Axión from the TDF group for an undisclosed sum.

18 October 2011

Lion to break up Findus, sell Nordic division

Consumer-focused private equity firm Lion Capital is reportedly looking to break up portfolio company Findus, the UK frozen foods maker, in order to sell the group’s Nordic operations.

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