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3 May 2011

Solar company Enecsys closes Europe’s largest cleantech venture round of 2011

Enecsys, a supplier of solar micro inverter systems for residential and commercial applications, has secured £25m (€28m) in equity financing, in the largest cleantech venture round across Europe this year.

3 May 2011

Berkshire and Omers to pick up Husky from Onex for $2.1bn

Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners and the private equity arm of Canadian pension business Omers are to buy Husky International from listed Canadian private equity firm Onex.

28 April 2011

Jimmy Choo ‘may list in Hong Kong’

Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo, backed by private equity business TowerBrook Capital, is reportedly considering an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, which could raise £650m (€730m).

28 April 2011

Falck IPO off the table as Nordic Capital sells stake

Scandinavian private equity firm Nordic Capital has sold its remaining 44 per cent stake in Danish ambulance service company Falck to a consortium of investors led by the Lundbeck Foundation, ending speculation that the company would be publicly listed this year.

28 April 2011

Japan’s J-Star acquires care provider HCM

Japanese private equity investor J-Star has acquired a majority stake in home care provider HCM for an undisclosed sum.

28 April 2011

AAC, Parcom sell Inalfa Roof Systems to Beijing Hainachuan

Netherlands-based mid-market private equity firms AAC Capital Partners and Parcom Capital have sold sunroof specialist Inalfa Roof Systems to a Chinese trade buyer, Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

28 April 2011

CNEI invests $11m in China LED business

China-focused growth capital firm China New Enterprise Investment (CNEI) has paid $11m for a stake in LED lighting application company Nanjing Handson.

27 April 2011

Horizon Capital picks up stake in UkrFinance Group

Eastern Europe-focused private equity firm Horizon Capital has acquired a ‘substantial stake’ stake in UkrFinance Group, a debt collector in Ukraine.

27 April 2011

VCs make clean exit with inge watertechnologies

A consortium of venture capital firms including Emerald Technology Ventures, Baytech, Siemens VC, Taprogge, StoneFund and Entrepreneurs Fund have sold Germany’s inge watertechnologies to chemicals group BASF.

27 April 2011

Carlyle and Oak Hill back North Carolina bank merger

US private equity firms the Carlyle Group and Oak Hill Capital Partners, have backed the merger of two troubled North Carolina banks, CommunityOne Bank and Bank of Granite.

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