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2 August 2011

Brazil’s Banco Votorantim on fundraising trail for renewable energy private equity funds

Banco Votorantim, the financial unit of Latin American industrial group Votorantim Group, will look to raise $768m across three renewable energy-focused private equity funds.

1 August 2011

CLSA invests $15m in Indonesian tea company SariWangi

The alternative asset management arm of brokerage and investment firm CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets has invested $15m in SariWangi, Indonesia’s largest private tea company.

1 August 2011

Conversus Capital hires Roger Brookes as head of investor relations

Euronext-listed private equity investor Conversus Capital has named Roger Brookes as Head of Investor Relations.

1 August 2011

Barclays PE sells on Martek for €130m

Barclays Private Equity France has sold portfolio company Martek Power to Cooper Industries for €130m.

1 August 2011

Warburg Pincus to partner with The Mutual Fund Store

Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus has invested in The Mutual Fund Store in a bid to develop expand the US mutual fund specialist’s operations.

1 August 2011

KKR backs Singapore water treatment company United Envirotech

NYSE-listed buy-out firm KKR has made a $113.8m investment in Singapore-based water treatment company United Envirotech, through a bonds issue.

1 August 2011

Accuitive leads $76m financing round for Intuity Medical

US venture firm Accuitive Medical joined a list of existing investors in a $76m Series D financing round for Intuity Medical, which develops glucose monitoring technologies for diabetes management.

1 August 2011

LDC backs oil and gas investor Epi-V in £50m deal

The mid-market private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, LDC, has invested £50m in Epi-V, a UK-based firm which invests in the oil and gas sector.

1 August 2011

WL Ross, First Reserve lead $1bn investment in Diamond S Shipping

Turnaround private equity firm WL Ross has joined investors including First Reserve, China Investment, Fairfax, Morgan Creek Capital Management and PPM America Capital Partners in a $1bn investment in energy-focused logistics group Diamond S Shipping (DSS).

1 August 2011

Gimv invests €19m in XL Video

Belgium-based private equity firm Gimv is to invest €19m in XL Video, which leases video display systems for concerts, shows and other events including the recent royal wedding.


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