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1 August 2011

Barclays PE sells on Martek for €130m

Barclays Private Equity France has sold portfolio company Martek Power to Cooper Industries for €130m.

1 August 2011

Warburg Pincus to partner with The Mutual Fund Store

Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus has invested in The Mutual Fund Store in a bid to develop expand the US mutual fund specialist’s operations.

1 August 2011

KKR backs Singapore water treatment company United Envirotech

NYSE-listed buy-out firm KKR has made a $113.8m investment in Singapore-based water treatment company United Envirotech, through a bonds issue.

1 August 2011

Accuitive leads $76m financing round for Intuity Medical

US venture firm Accuitive Medical joined a list of existing investors in a $76m Series D financing round for Intuity Medical, which develops glucose monitoring technologies for diabetes management.

1 August 2011

LDC backs oil and gas investor Epi-V in £50m deal

The mid-market private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, LDC, has invested £50m in Epi-V, a UK-based firm which invests in the oil and gas sector.

1 August 2011

WL Ross, First Reserve lead $1bn investment in Diamond S Shipping

Turnaround private equity firm WL Ross has joined investors including First Reserve, China Investment, Fairfax, Morgan Creek Capital Management and PPM America Capital Partners in a $1bn investment in energy-focused logistics group Diamond S Shipping (DSS).

1 August 2011

Gimv invests €19m in XL Video

Belgium-based private equity firm Gimv is to invest €19m in XL Video, which leases video display systems for concerts, shows and other events including the recent royal wedding.

1 August 2011

NBGI takes stake in Turkish pharmaceutical company Birgi Mefar

European private equity firm NBGI, together with emerging market specialist Ethemba Capital, has acquired a majority stake in the Birgi Mefar Group, the Turkish pharmaceuticals contract manufacturer and services provider.

1 August 2011

Idea Capital closes €51m for energy efficiency fund

Italian investment manager Idea Capital Funds has raised €51m in the first closing of its Idea Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Fund.

29 July 2011

N+1 acquires Spanish car parking unit from FCC

Madrid-based private equity investor N+1 has agred to acquire the car park subsidiary of Spanish public services giant FCC for €115m.


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