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24 May 2011

Carlyle returns $6.4bn to investors in Q1 2011

US private equity giant Carlyle has revealed that it returned $6.4bn to investors in the first quarter of 2011, rivalling its total for the whole of 2010.

24 May 2011

3i chairman Sir Adrian Montague to chair Green Investment Bank advisory team

Sir Adrian Montague, non-executive chairman of 3i, has been appointed as chair the Green Investment Bank (GIB) advisory group, launched by Business Secretary Vince Cable today.

24 May 2011

Fusion-io to raise $212m on NYSE

Venture-backed memory storage developer Fusion-io is to raise up to $212.1m in a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

24 May 2011

Welsh Carson picks up e-payment company GlobalCollect from General Atlantic

US private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has signed an agreement to acquire a majority share in e-payment services provider GlobalCollect from General Atlantic.

24 May 2011

Carlyle cuts Triumph Group stake, plans South America fund

US private equity firm Carlyle is cut its stake in aerospace parts maker Triumph Group in a public offering of common stock.

24 May 2011

Intel Capital makes backs four US tech companies

The venture arm of microchip and semiconductor giant Intel has made four investments in technology companies in the US worth a total of $24.5m.

23 May 2011

Advent, Bain zero in on Micro Focus

US private equity firms Advent International and Bain Capital have Micro Focus with a view to taking over the UK enterprise software company.

23 May 2011

China Development Bank seeks minority TPG stake

State banking group the China Development Bank (CDB) has applied to regulators for permission to join the sovereign wealth fund consortium acquiring a minority stake in US buy-out house TPG, according to the Financial Times.

23 May 2011

Labelux tries on Towerbrook’s Jimmy Choo

Transatlantic private equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners has sold fashion house Jimmy Choo to luxury goods seller Labelux.

23 May 2011

BaltCap sells Adam Auto to Amserv Group

Baltic region-focused investor BaltCap has sold car dealer Adam Auto to Hansa Auto, the Latvian subsidiary of Amserv Group, the largest auto seller in the region.


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