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17 May 2011

Growth Capital Partners closes SME fund on £160m

UK firm investor Growth Capital Partners has closed its third fund on £160m, beating original targets.

17 May 2011

Apax completes Epicor, Activant takeovers

UK private equity firm Apax Partners has completed the acquisition enterprise software providers Epicor and Activant, leaving the way clear for the creation of the world’s largest enterprise software group.

17 May 2011

Molecular diagnostics company Curetis raises €24.5m

German molecular biology company Curetis has raised a total of €24.5m Series A financing.

17 May 2011

Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji backs Khosla Ventures cleantech fund

Azim Premji, the billionaire chairman of India-based technology company Wipro, has invested $15m in Khosla Ventures’ cleantech fund.
According to a report in Indian national newspaper the Economic Times, the deal constitutes the first such international investment by Premji Invest.

16 May 2011

TPG moves into home rental ad company Primedia in $525m deal

US private equity firm TPG is to acquire apartment and home rental ad company Primedia in a deal worth $525m.

16 May 2011

Apax poised to take over Numericable’s Belgium Luxembourg assets

UK private equity firm Apax Partners looks set to acquire the Belgian and Luxembourg assets of French cable company Numericable alongside Benelux cable TMT company Deficom Telecom.

16 May 2011

SREI targets $1bn India infrastructure fund

Indian infrastructure finance group SREI is looking to raise up to $1bn from foreign investors for a fund to invest in infrastructure projects in the country, according to Reuters.

16 May 2011

Carlyle, TPG to bid on 25 per cent Malaysian banking stake

US private equity firms Carlyle and TPG are set to bid for a 25 per cent stake in Malaysian lender RHB Capital, according to reports.

16 May 2011

Trivest sells DEI to Charlesbank Capital for $285m

US private equity firm Trivest Partners is to sell consumer electronics maker DEI Holdings to mid-market investor Charlesbank Capital Partners.

16 May 2011

Tchenguiz looks to exit Aberdeen Private Equity stake

An investment company owned by property billionaire Vincent Tchenguiz is looking to exit its stake in listed private equity fund of funds Aberdeen Private Equity, two years after overthrowing its board.

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