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23 May 2011

PGGM scales up European infrastructure investments

Dutch pension fund PGGM is to ramp up its European infrastructure investments through an equal joint venture with construction services company BAM Group.

23 May 2011

CCMP Capital acquires clinical research company Medpace

New York private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors is to acquire clinical research organisation Medpace through a recapitalisation.

23 May 2011

Bain Capital picks up China Fire & Security for $265m

US private equity firm Bain Capital is to acquire Nasdaq-listed fired protection business China Fire & Security.

23 May 2011

Private equity-backed agritech company Ceres files for $100m IPO

Ceres, a US agricultural technology company backed by a fleet of private equity and venture capital companies, has filed to raise up to $100m through a Nasdaq listing.

23 May 2011

Bain pulls out of RAC auction

US private equity firm Bain Capital has pulled out the auction for UK roadside assistance company RAC, owned by insurer Aviva.

23 May 2011

TMX Group shoots down $3.6bn pension fund bid, presses on with LSE merger

Canadian stock exchange TMX Group has rejected a takeover bid by a consortium of domestic pension funds and banks, reaffirming its commitment to a proposed merger with UK bourse the London Stock Exchange.

23 May 2011

Advent, Bain zero in on Micro Focus

US private equity firms Advent International and Bain Capital have Micro Focus with a view to taking over the UK enterprise software company.

23 May 2011

China Development Bank seeks minority TPG stake

State banking group the China Development Bank (CDB) has applied to regulators for permission to join the sovereign wealth fund consortium acquiring a minority stake in US buy-out house TPG, according to the Financial Times.

23 May 2011

Labelux tries on Towerbrook’s Jimmy Choo

Transatlantic private equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners has sold fashion house Jimmy Choo to luxury goods seller Labelux.

23 May 2011

BaltCap sells Adam Auto to Amserv Group

Baltic region-focused investor BaltCap has sold car dealer Adam Auto to Hansa Auto, the Latvian subsidiary of Amserv Group, the largest auto seller in the region.


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