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1 June 2011

Spanish VC firm Nauta Capital closes third fund on $150m

Spanish venture firm Nauta Capital has closed its third fund on $150m nearly two years after holding a first close.

1 June 2011

CD&R cleans up with $4.3bn Diversey sale deal

US private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is to sell cleaning products maker Diversey Holdings to listed packaging materials company Sealed Air Corp in a deal valued at $4.3bn.

1 June 2011

Sentica Partners merges Citec Engineering, Citec Information

Finnish private equity firm Sentica Partners is to create a new business, Citec Group, through the acquisition of Citec Engineering and Citec Information.

1 June 2011

Level Equity raises $120m towards debut fund

US venture capital firm Level Equity Partners has raised $120m towards its first fund.

1 June 2011

Rothschild, Wellington Partners co-lead €13m investment round in brain stimulation therapy developer

Minority investment specialist Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has co-led a €13m investment round in brain stimulation therapy developer Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation alongside European venture capital firm Wellington Partners.

1 June 2011

Monroe backs Relativity Capital’s Evergreen aircraft storage facility acquisition

US mid-market private equity firm Relativity Capital has acquired the world's largest aircraft storage and maintenance facility from conglomerate Evergreen International Aviation.

1 June 2011

AMP Capital named as part of preferred bidder consortium for £316.6m UK offshore wind transmission project

Australian fund manager and infrastructure investor AMP Capital has been named as part of the preferred bidder consortium to own and operate the high voltage transmission link to the 500MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in a deal valued at £316.6m (€360.7m).

31 May 2011

Axa, Permira get green light for Opodo takeover

European firms Axa Private Equity and Permira received permission from European regulators to acquire online travel agency Opodo from Spanish parent company Amadeus IT.

31 May 2011

Energy storage company Primus absorbs $11m venture funding

Grid-scale energy storage solutions provider Primus Power has raised $11m from venture capital investors to support the commercialisation of its technology.

31 May 2011

Lone Star moves in on Affinity’s Tokyo Star bank

US investment fund Lone Star is to take control of private equity-backed Japanese banking group Tokyo Star after it experienced difficulties repaying its debts, according to the Financial Times.

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