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26 August 2010

HgCapital Trust posts 2.9 per cent six month NAV increase

The London-listed arm of UK private equity firm HgCapital has posted a 2.9 per cent increase in net asset value (NAV) for the six month period to 30 June, rising to £291.9m (€356.9m).

26 August 2010

Blackstone fights to get IPO appeal thrown out of court

US private equity firm Blackstone is fighting against the revival of an investor lawsuit accusing it of concealing bad investments in the run-up to its 2007 IPO, according to Reuters.

25 August 2010

Amazon exec-founded cloud computing specialist Nimbula raises $15m funding

A cloud operating system company founded by former executives of online retail giant Amazon has secured $15m in series B funding. Accel Partners led the round with participation from Sequoia Capital, who led the company’s first round.

25 August 2010

HitecVision merges four oil and gas portfolio companies

European oil and gas private equity specialist HitecVision has merged four portfolio companies into a single entity.

25 August 2010

Mill Road Capital tucks in to Rubio’s restaurant chain

US private equity firm is to take Mexican food chain Rubio’s Restaurants private. The firm is to pay $8.70 per share, for a reported deal value of $91m.

25 August 2010

Riverside makes 68 per cent IRR on CLC exit

US mid-market investor the Riverside Company has achieved a strong payday on the sale of CLC, a Virginia-based manufacturer of window films.

25 August 2010

Nautic Partners and Norwest sell medical manufacturer company Gaymar Industries for $150m

US private equity firms Nautic Partners and Norwest have sold Gaymar Industries, a manufacturer of therapeutic mattresses and temperature management products, for $150m.

25 August 2010

Growth investor Summit Partners takes $100m stake in AVAST Software

Growth equity investor Summit Partners has invested $100m for a minority stake in antivirus specialist AVAST Software.

25 August 2010

EQT, GS Capital spruce up Danish cleaning services company ISS for IPO

Swedish private equity firm EQT and the buy-out arm of US investment bank Goldman Sachs are readying Danish cleaning services company ISS for an IPO.

24 August 2010

US private equity firm TPG launches second yuan fund

US private equity firm TPG has ramped up its China exposure with the launch of a second yuan-denominated fund in as many days, according to Reuters.

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