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19 May 2011

AXA Private Equity backs Ticket Surf International OBO

French firm AXA Private Equity has backed the owner buy-out (OBO) of Ticket Surf International, taking a 25 per cent stake in the e-money services company.

19 May 2011

Affinity Equity Partners China head leaves firm

One of the founding partners of Asia-focused firm Affinity Equity Partners is to step down, according to Reuters.

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.

18 May 2011

BC Partners loses Greek casino gamble

UK private equity firm BC Partners is to lose control of Greek casino operator Regency Entertainment after the troubled business breached its covenants, according to Reuters.

18 May 2011

General Mills buys PAI’s Yoplait for €810m

French private equity firm PAI Partners has sold its stake in yogurt maker Yoplait after General Mills agreed to acquire a majority stake in the business for €810m.

18 May 2011

Abertis sells Saba unit to Torreal-led group

Private equity-backed Spanish infrastructure investor Abertis is to sell its parking and logistics unit to an investor group led by Spanish private equity firm Torreal.

18 May 2011

Apax dials into telecoms company Vocalcom

UK private equity firm Apax Partners has acquired a majority stake in French telecoms company Vocalcom.

18 May 2011

Chinese investor Wang Gongquan “runs away” with lover

The co-founder of Chinese early stage and growth investor CDH Ventures has announced on a social networking site that he is to elope with his mistress.

18 May 2011

Oaktree Capital prepares for New York listing

US private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management is to become the latest private equity firm to list on the New York Stock Exchange, in a deal that could value the firm at $8bn - $9bn, according to the Financial Times.

18 May 2011

Leeds Equity acquires Nobel Learning in $149m deal

New York education and training-focused private equity firm Leeds Equity Partners is to acquire school operator Nobel Learning Communities in a transaction valued at $149m.

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