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11 August 2010

CVC’s €25bn Abertis LBO scales down to minority stake trade

Conjecture over one of most hotly anticipated European infrastructure deals has come to an end, as CVC Capital Partners has reached an agreement with Barcelona’s Abertis over a minority stake sale.

11 August 2010

Arta, L Capital try Pepe Jeans on for size

Iconic clothing brand Pepe Jeans is set to see a 27.9 per cent stake sold off for €85m, with Arta Capital and L Capital trying the business, known for making denim jeans, on for size.

11 August 2010

Navis $100m away from $1.2bn fund close

Malaysian private equity firm Navis Capital Partners is on the verge of closing its sixth fund, Navis Asia Fund VI, on $1.2bn and is already sitting on $1.1bn in commitments, according to a Dow Jones report.

11 August 2010

Bank of America has no plans to wind down buy-out arm

Bank of America is not planning to spin out, sell or unwind its direct private equity arm, BAML Capital Partners, and will continue to fund it from its own balance sheet, according to LBO Wire.

11 August 2010

Ridgemont Equity Partners emerges from Bank of America

Banc of America Capital Investors, one of Bank of America's private equity divisions, has branched out from its parent - the fund management team spinning out to form Ridgemont Equity Partners.

10 August 2010

KKR pulls plan for $500m share offering

KKR has pulled its plans for a $500m share issue, a month after the private equity firm went public on the New York Stock Exchange.

10 August 2010

Murdoch’s News Corp sells Chinese TV channels to PE fund

Magnate Rupert Murdoch looks to be backing out of China with the decision to sell a string of his conglomerate News Corp’s media assets in the country to state-owned private equity fund China Media Capital (CMC).

10 August 2010

Vestar divests healthcare business

US mid-market private equity player Vestar Capital Partners has sold Joerns Healthcare, one of three companies it spun out of Sunrise Medical Inc four years ago, to management and Charlottesville, Virginia-based peer Quad-C Management.

10 August 2010

Skype files for $100m IPO

Skype, the internet telephony company that has been backed by venture capital investors and online auction giant eBay in its short history, has filed for a $100m initial public offering.

10 August 2010

UK turnaround firm Rutland bolsters team with new investment manager

UK turnaround investor Rutland Partners has appointed a new investment manager, hiring Rahul Satsangi from one of the so-called big four auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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