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27 August 2010

Bain Capital expected to close $1bn Air Medical deal

US private equity firm Bain Capital is expected to acquire Air Medical Group Holdings for almost $1bn, according to the Wall Street Journal.

27 August 2010

Neuberger Berman pursues additional $75m for distressed fund

US Asset manager Neuberger Berman is to raise an additional $75m for its $200m listed distressed investment vehicle.

27 August 2010

UK fund of funds SVG Capital sees asset values bounce back

UK private equity fund of funds SVG Capital has seen its assets rise as portfolio company valuations continue to improve.

26 August 2010

Court Square picks up Fibertech for $500m

US private equity firm Court Square Capital Partners has acquired fiber-optic network leasing company Fibertech Networks from Nautic Partners and Ridgemont Equity Partners for $500m, according to the Wall Street Journal.

26 August 2010

Netscape founder’s VC firm seeks $650m for start-ups

The venture capital firm run by the founder of internet computing company Netscape Communications is seeking to raise $650m to invest in start-ups, according to Bloomberg.

26 August 2010

Ratos readies Bisnode for sale

Swedish private equity firm Ratos is reportedly looking to sell portfolio company Bisnode, a business information firm.

26 August 2010

HgCapital Trust posts 2.9 per cent six month NAV increase

The London-listed arm of UK private equity firm HgCapital has posted a 2.9 per cent increase in net asset value (NAV) for the six month period to 30 June, rising to £291.9m (€356.9m).

26 August 2010

Blackstone fights to get IPO appeal thrown out of court

US private equity firm Blackstone is fighting against the revival of an investor lawsuit accusing it of concealing bad investments in the run-up to its 2007 IPO, according to Reuters.

25 August 2010

Riverside makes 68 per cent IRR on CLC exit

US mid-market investor the Riverside Company has achieved a strong payday on the sale of CLC, a Virginia-based manufacturer of window films.

25 August 2010

Nautic Partners and Norwest sell medical manufacturer company Gaymar Industries for $150m

US private equity firms Nautic Partners and Norwest have sold Gaymar Industries, a manufacturer of therapeutic mattresses and temperature management products, for $150m.


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