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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.

23 May 2011

Bancroft PE takes delivery of Croatian mail service CityEx

Central and Eastern Europe-focused firm Bancroft Private Equity has acquired CityEx, a Croatian postal and courier services company, from marketing communications group Digitel Komunikacije.

23 May 2011

Sentinel Capital names new business development head

US mid-market private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners has Brian Davis, a former managing director at investment bank McColl Partners.

23 May 2011

KKR picks up data company Ipreo from VSS

US private equity firm KKR is to acquire Ipreo, a provider of capital markets data, from media-focused firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson for a reported $425m in cash.

23 May 2011

PGGM scales up European infrastructure investments

Dutch pension fund PGGM is to ramp up its European infrastructure investments through an equal joint venture with construction services company BAM Group.

23 May 2011

CCMP Capital acquires clinical research company Medpace

New York private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors is to acquire clinical research organisation Medpace through a recapitalisation.

20 May 2011

Private equity firms take a swing at Fortune golf unit

A number of private equity firms are expected to submit initial takeover offers for the golf unit of home, hardware, office, golf and alcohol conglomerate Fortune Brands, expected to fetch up to $1bn.

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