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20 May 2011

Actis picks up Guatamalan power assets from Gas Natural Fenosa

UK emerging markets investor Actis is to acquire a group of Guatamalan electricity transport and supply companies from multinational power company Gas Natural Fenosa.

20 May 2011

Kremlin seeks 30 managers for $10bn fund

The Russian government is looking to hire up to 30 investment professionals to manage its upcoming $10bn private equity fund.

20 May 2011

Online ticketing company Eventbrite raises $50m Series E funding

Online event registration and ticketing company Eventbrite has raised $50m of capital in a Series E round led by New York and Beijing-based firm Tiger Global.

20 May 2011

Korean investor group picks up Fortune Brands golf unit for $1.22bn

Korean private equity firm Mirae Asset Private Equity has co-led an investor group to acquire Acushnet, the golfing unit of home, hardware, office, golf and alcohol conglomerate Fortune Brands for $1.22bn.

20 May 2011

LinkedIn share price goes through the roof post-IPO

Shares in US professional networking site LinkedIn have more than doubled since going public yesterday, in the latest sign of the voracious investor appetite for internet companies.

20 May 2011

Mizkan checks out Ares Capital’s Border Foods

Nasdaq-listed private equity firm Ares Capital has sold hot sauce maker Border Foods to the US arm of Japanese food manufacturer Mizkan.

20 May 2011

Vision Capital picks up Banco Popolare asset portfolio

UK private equity firm Vision Capital is to acquire a portfolio of investments from Banco Popolare, Italian retail bank.

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.

19 May 2011

ARX Equity takes home pet retailer Telekarma

Central and Eastern Europe-focused private equity firm ARX Equity Partners has taken a controlling stake in Telekarma, the region’s largest online pet retailer.

19 May 2011

Gresham eyes Witchery IPO

Australian firm Gresham Private Equity is preparing to float fashion retailer Witchery in a deal that could be worth around AUS$300m.

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