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10 September 2010

Doughty Hanson picks up Equity Trust from Candover

European private equity firm Doughty Hanson is to acquire business administration services company Equity Trust from Candover and other institutional investors.

10 September 2010

Actis acquires West African clothes company for $151m

Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has acquired Vlisco Group, a West African manufacturer of designer wax fashion fabrics, for $151m.

10 September 2010

3i to sell pump-maker Hyva

UK private equity firm 3i has called in bankers to prepare London-listed pump maker Hyva for auction, according to the Financial Times.

10 September 2010

French private equity firms Siparex, UFG-LFP sign entente cordiale

French private equity firms Siparex and UFG-LFP have partnered up to integrate the operations of UFG Private Equity into the Siparex group.

9 September 2010

Foster’s spurns $2.7bn private equity bid for wine business

Australian brewer the Foster's Group has rebuffed a multi-billion dollar bid for its wine business from a private equity firm.

9 September 2010

KKR in talks with Goldman Sachs over prop trading unit

US private equity firm KKR is in early talks with Goldman Sachs over the possible recruitment of star individuals from the investment bank’s proprietary trading arm, according to the Financial Times.

9 September 2010

Cerberus the bidder for Foster’s wine arm

US buy-out house Cerberus has been revealed as the mystery party behind a $2.5bn bid for the wine arm of Australian brewer Foster’s, according to Reuters.

9 September 2010

First Eastern takes to the skies with All Nippon Airways for low-cost airline

Hong Kong private equity firm First Eastern is to establish Japan’s first low-cost airline in partnership with All Nippon Airways.

9 September 2010

Italian banks to set up €400m private equity fund

A trio of Italian banks are to set up a €400m private equity fund, according to the Wall Street Journal.

9 September 2010

Palamon sells AV company OmniBus to Miranda Technologies

London mid-market firm Palamon has sold audiovisual software company to Toronto-listed company Miranda Technologies.

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