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31 August 2010

Candover Investments to wind up, return cash to shareholders

Candover Investments is to wind itself up and return cash to shareholders in the wake of failed takeover plans.

31 August 2010

CalPERS senior alternatives investment officer resigns

A senior investment officer for US pension fund the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) has resigned in the midst of a fraud probe into the activities of some of the fund's former senior management team, according to reports.

31 August 2010

US private equity firm Carlyle takes stake in Brazilian lingerie company Scalina

US private equity firm Carlyle has taken a stake in Scalina, Brazil's largest manufacturer and retailer of woman's hosiery and lingerie. Terms were not disclosed, but the firm reportedly paid out BRL215m ($123m) for a 51 per cent stake in the company.

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

Blackstone fights to get IPO appeal thrown out of court

US private equity firm Blackstone is fighting against the revival of an investor lawsuit accusing it of concealing bad investments in the run-up to its 2007 IPO, according to Reuters.


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