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24 August 2010

Triton acquires majority Ovako stake

European private equity investor Triton has acquired a majority stake in Ovako, a Nordic steelmaker.

23 August 2010

Siemens Venture Capital focuses on visualisation technology company RTT

The venture arm of German engineering conglomerate Siemens has taken a stake in Realtime Technology (RTT), a specialist in 3D visualisation software services.

23 August 2010

Former UK Treasury Minister to advise Maven Capital Partners

Scottish private equity firm Maven Capital Partners has recruited Ian Pearson, a former Treasury and Business Minister for the UK government, as senior adviser.

23 August 2010

Klesch acquires German Shell oil refinery

London firm Klesch & Company has purchased a German refinery from oil giant Royal Dutch Shell.

23 August 2010

JC Flowers, Doughty Hanson among bidders for EBS

Private equity firms Doughty Hanson and JC Flowers are among the bidders lining up for EBS, Ireland’s biggest customer-owned lender, according to reports.

23 August 2010

Thoma Bravo picks up LANDesk Software from Emerson

US private equity firm Thoma Bravo has acquired systems management company LANDesk from industrial conglomerate Emerson Electric.

23 August 2010

TPG launches $740m Shanghai fund

US buy-out house TPG is to partner up with the government of Shanghai’s financial hub, the Pudong district, to launch its first yuan-denominated fund.

20 August 2010

Trade buyer could take PE-owned Tegel Foods in fowl play

Tegel Foods, a New Zealand food firm and former subsidiary of Heinz, has reportedly appointed advisers to evaluate its strategic options, and if sold would represent an exit for Australasian private equity fund manager Pacific Equity Partners.

20 August 2010

Bottoms up as TDR buys pub portfolio from Mitchells & Butlers

Mid-market buy-out firm TDR Capital has acquired a 333-strong pub portfolio from Mitchells & Butlers, the listed UK business that owns Harvester, Browns Restaurants and All Bar One.

20 August 2010

PE firms allegedly bankrolled luxury trips for CalPERS officials

Joncarlo Mark, a senior portfolio manager for CalPERS, has admitted that private equity firms bankrolled luxury trips for high ranking staff at the pension system, in the latest development in the ongoing CalPERS corruption saga.

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