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29 July 2011

Goldman Sachs acquires US Security Associates from Wind Point Partners

Private equity investor Goldman Sachs Capital Partners has acquired security guard services provider US Security Associates from Chicago buy-out house Wind Point Partners.

29 July 2011

Private equity heavyweights in line for GlaxoSmithKline drug portfolio

Private equity firms Advent International, Cinven and Warburg Pincus are lining up to bid for a selection of GlaxoSmithKline's over-the-counter drug portfolio, according to news reports.

29 July 2011

Linden Capital acquires Strata Pathology Services

US healthcare-focused private equity firm Linden Capital Partners has invested in Strata Pathology Services, an anatomic pathology unit based in New England.

29 July 2011

Advent, One Equity bid for Oberthur’s smart card unit

US buy-out firms Advent International and One Equity Partners are the last remaining bidders for a 60 per cent stake in French secure technology provider Oberthur’s smart card unit.

29 July 2011

Waterland exceeds targets with €1.1bn fund

Dutch buy-out firm Waterland Private Equity has announced a €1.1bn final closing of its fifth fund, surpassing its initial target of €900m.

29 July 2011

Obama appoints former VC for Department of Energy

US president Barack Obama has appointed former venture capitalist Dr David Danielson as the assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy within the Department of Energy.

29 July 2011

Hummingbird Ventures closes €30m third fund

Hummingbird Ventures has raised a new €30m venture capital fund, targeting early stage internet, ecommerce and cloud computing companies in the EMEA region.

29 July 2011

Highstar Capital provides $300m financing for Caiman Energy

US infrastructure investor Highstar Capital has led a final $300m financing round for US midstream asset specialist Caiman Energy, increasing the company’s build-out capital to more than $1bn.

29 July 2011

European mid-market firm HgCapital crowns King

Alex King, TMT head at European mid-market investor HgCapital, has been promoted to partner.

29 July 2011

L Capital Asia seals first Indian deal in Genesis

L Capital, the $500m private equity vehicle sponsored by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, has announced its first investment in India with a 25.5 per cent acquisition of upmarket distributor Genesis Luxury Fashion, according to news reports.


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