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31 August 2010

L Capital Asia tries on Hong Kong’s Emperor Watch & Jewellery

A private equity fund backed by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH has made its third investment in Asia.

27 August 2010

Bain Capital expected to close $1bn Air Medical deal

US private equity firm Bain Capital is expected to acquire Air Medical Group Holdings for almost $1bn, according to the Wall Street Journal.

27 August 2010

Neuberger Berman pursues additional $75m for distressed fund

US Asset manager Neuberger Berman is to raise an additional $75m for its $200m listed distressed investment vehicle.

27 August 2010

UK fund of funds SVG Capital sees asset values bounce back

UK private equity fund of funds SVG Capital has seen its assets rise as portfolio company valuations continue to improve.

27 August 2010

Henderson to wind up private equity fund of funds

UK asset manager Henderson Global Management is to wind up its private equity fund of funds investment arm.

27 August 2010

China Banks’ private equity links to be scrutinised by regulator

The exposure of Chinese banks to private equity is to be scrutinised by an industry regulator to ensure banks have taken steps to avoid risk, according to reports.

27 August 2010

Cleantech Invest partially exits SiC Processing

Swiss-headquartered growth capital fund Cleantech Invest has sold a stake in silicon wafer equipment company SiC Processing in a trade sale to Nordic Capital Fund VII.

26 August 2010

Netscape founder’s VC firm seeks $650m for start-ups

The venture capital firm run by the founder of internet computing company Netscape Communications is seeking to raise $650m to invest in start-ups, according to Bloomberg.

26 August 2010

Ratos readies Bisnode for sale

Swedish private equity firm Ratos is reportedly looking to sell portfolio company Bisnode, a business information firm.

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).


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