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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).

13 September 2010

Providence courted over Phones4U sale

Media and communications-focused private equity firm Providence Equity Partners could be set to sell high street mobile phone retailer Phones4U, according to the Sunday Times.

13 September 2010

UK government launches CDC expenses probe

UK state developmental private equity firm CDC is to be subject to a governmental investigation over reports of lavish expenses claims, according to reports.

13 September 2010

Alternative investment firms Centerbridge, Fortress eye GMAC mortgage arm

Alternative investment firms Centerbridge Partners and Fortress Investment have expressed an interest in buying the Residential Capital, the mortgage arm of finance company GMAC, according to reports.

13 September 2010

Carlyle cancels Arinc sale, seeks IPO

US private equity firm Carlyle has cancelled sale plans of portfolio company Arinc after failing to find a buyer for the defence and aviation company in the past six months, according to reports.

13 September 2010

Seventure restructures legacy holdings into new vehicle

French venture capital firm Seventure Partners has restructured its legacy holdings into a new vehicle ahead of the liquidation of its retail and institutional funds for 2000 – 2002.

13 September 2010

CapVest creates new food company

London-based private equity firm CapVest is to create a new food company by combining listed food company Origin Enterprises with Batchelors, an Irish supplier of baked beans.

10 September 2010

Actis acquires West African clothes company for $151m

Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has acquired Vlisco Group, a West African manufacturer of designer wax fashion fabrics, for $151m.

10 September 2010

3i to sell pump-maker Hyva

UK private equity firm 3i has called in bankers to prepare London-listed pump maker Hyva for auction, according to the Financial Times.

10 September 2010

French private equity firms Siparex, UFG-LFP sign entente cordiale

French private equity firms Siparex and UFG-LFP have partnered up to integrate the operations of UFG Private Equity into the Siparex group.

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