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20 October 2011

BC, Cinven to sell 6.84% stake in Amadeus

London-based buy-out firms BC Partners and Cinven have appointed Barclays Capital to place 6.84 per cent of Spanish travel ticketing and reservations giant Amadeus at between €12.60 and €12.80.

20 October 2011

North Street pledges $70m to rescue Spyker

Following the purchase of bespoke sportscar maker Spyker from Swedish Automobile (SA) last month, North Street Capital, the US private equity firm run by avid sportscar fan Alex Mascioli, has pledged to inject $70m into the beleaguered carmaker.

20 October 2011

Global buy-out houses line up for Iceland chain

Global buy-out firms TPG, Bain and BC partners have joined Blackstone and a number of large rival supermarket chains in the auction for Iceland Foods, in a sale process which is expected to attract more private equity interest.

20 October 2011

BaltCap backs Lithuanian health club Impuls

Baltic private equity firm BaltCap has invested in health and fitness chain Impuls LTU, through its Lithuania SME Fund.

20 October 2011

Permira wraps up Renaissance Learning auction

The ongoing bidding war for Renaissance Learning being fought between London-based private equity firm Permira and US education giant Plato has finally been concluded, with Permira emerging as the favourite.

20 October 2011

SV, Novo, Fidelity lead $40m round for UK’s Imagen

SV Life Sciences, Novo Ventures, and Fidelity Biosciences have provided a $40m Series A tranche of funding for Imagen Biotech, a UK-based biopharmaceutical company focused on identifying and developing therapeutics for blinding diseases.

20 October 2011

Third Rock heads $27m round for TOPICA Pharmaceuticals

Boston-based growth investor Third Rock Ventures has led a $27m Series B financing round for TOPICA Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company that develops treatments for fungal nail infections.

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.

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