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6 June 2011

Private equity returns 11.3 per cent for US foundations

Private equity and venture capital were among the weakest-performing alternative assets in the portfolios of US foundations, according to a study by investment manager the Commonfund Institute.

6 June 2011

Eurasia, Doran Capital to raise $100m for Mongolian investment from Korean LPs

Seoul-based private equity firm Doran Capital Partners and central Asia-focused investment bank Eurasia Capital are courting Korean institutional investors for a private equity fund focused on Mongolia.

6 June 2011

Melrose sells Dynacast to Kenner & Co for $590m

Industrial turnaround buy-out house Melrose Plc has sold metal parts manufacturer Dynacast to a newly-formed company managed by US mid-cap investor Kenner & Co for $590m.

6 June 2011

Prime Ventures, Newion Investments inject $10m into apps maker Service2Media

Benelux-focused venture investors Prime Ventures and Newion Investments Management have invested $10m into Service2Media, a Netherlands-based developer of mobile apps.

6 June 2011

ABB, Schneider in running for $700m private equity-backed Chinese energy efficiency asset

ABB and Schneider Electric are two of the power majors that have reportedly reached the second round of bidding for a $700m cleantech asset.

6 June 2011

Apax’s Bankrate to raise up to $320m in US IPO

Private equity-backed personal finance website Bankrate is to raise up to $320m in a US IPO.

6 June 2011

Ethernet connectivity specialist Aquantia taps into $21m Series E funding

US ethernet connectivity solutions specialist Aquantia has raised $21m in Series E funding, with Silicon Valley electronics company LSI Corporation joining the company’s roster of investors.

6 June 2011

Terra Firma rules out Chaucer bid

UK private equity firm Terra Firma has ruled out the possibility of a bid for Lloyd’s of London insurer Chaucer, after being asked to clarify its position by the UK Panel on Takeovers and Mergers.

6 June 2011

Eurazeo takes 45 per cent Moncler stake for €418m

French listed private equity firm Eurazeo has invested €418m in Italian clothing brand Moncler, leading the company to scrap a planned IPO.

6 June 2011

Blackstone-backed Vanguard Health to raise $575m in IPO

Vanguard Health Systems, a US hospital operator owned by private equity firm The Blackstone Group, is to raise up to $575m in a US initial public offering.


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