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15 September 2010

Marks & Spencer chairman to join Bridgepoint advisory board

London private equity firm Bridgepoint has appointed Sir Stuart Rose, the outgoing chairman of UK supermarket chain Marks & Spencer, as an advisor.

15 September 2010

Montagu Private Equity connects to Host Europe in £222m deal

European firm Montagu Private Equity is to acquire web services company host Europe Group from AIM-listed firm Oakley Capital.

15 September 2010

MattlinPatterson Global’s Flagstar courts private equity firms over $600m share sale

Private equity-backed US bank Flagstar Bancorp is attempting to raise $600m through a share sale, and has approached private equity firms that may be interested in buying a stake, according to Bloomberg.

15 September 2010

Terra Firma-Citigroup EMI case gets October trial date

The long-awaited courtroom showdown between private equity firm Terra Firma and investment bank Citigroup over the sale of record label EMI is to go to trial next month, according to reports.

15 September 2010

KKR aims for German wholesale drug market presence with Anzag majority share

US private equity firm KKR is targeting a majority stake in German drugs distributor Anzag in a bid to gain a strong foothold in the German drug wholesale market, according to Reuters.

14 September 2010

US private equity firm Blackstone targets $400m with latest issue

US private equity firm Blackstone has announced an issue of senior notes.

14 September 2010

AXA Private Equity infrastructure arm bids for Endesa gas grid

The infrastructure arm of Paris-headquartered firm AXA Private Equity has submitted an offer for the Spanish gas distribution and transmission network of utility company Endesa, according to reports.

14 September 2010

US private equity firm Littlejohn sells Van Houtte coffee company to Green Mountain for $890m

US private equity firm Littlejohn & Co has sold Van Houtte, a Montreal-based coffee company, to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters for CAN$915m (US$890m).

14 September 2010

Third Rock Ventures closes fund on $426m, opens San Francisco office

US life science-focused venture capital firm Third Rock Ventures has closed its latest fund on $426m.

14 September 2010

Permira beams into Asia satellite deal

UK private equity firm Permira has acquired satellite operator Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) alongside company management.


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