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20 May 2011

Kremlin seeks 30 managers for $10bn fund

The Russian government is looking to hire up to 30 investment professionals to manage its upcoming $10bn private equity fund.

20 May 2011

Online ticketing company Eventbrite raises $50m Series E funding

Online event registration and ticketing company Eventbrite has raised $50m of capital in a Series E round led by New York and Beijing-based firm Tiger Global.

19 May 2011

Amec picks up Nautic’s Mactec for $280m

FTSE 100 engineering services group Amec is to acquire engineering and environmental services Mactec, a portfolio company of Rhode Island private equity firm Nautic Partners, for $280m in cash.

19 May 2011

Cerberus checks out 3i Infotech billing and payments unit

US private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is to acquire the US-based global billings and payment unit of Indian IT group 3i Infotech.

19 May 2011

AAC Capital Partners sells tour company RP Holidays to Gilde

Netherlands private equity firm AAC Capital Partners has sold tour operator RP Holidays to Gilde Buy Out Partners.

19 May 2011

Saints Capital teams up with Oxford Bioscience for follow-on investments

US secondary direct investor Saints Capital has made an investment in a partnership with Oxford Bioscience to make a series of follow-on investments in positions formerly held by the life science-focused venture investor.

19 May 2011

Takeda snaps up private equity-backed Nycomed for €9.6bn

Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda is to acquire private equity-backed European rival Nycomed for €9.6bn in cash.

19 May 2011

Cinven sells allergy diagnostics company Phadio in €2.47bn deal

UK private equity firm Cinven has sold Swedish in-vitro allergy diagnostics company Phadia Group to life sciences supply company Thermo Fisher for an enterprise value of €2.47bn.

19 May 2011

Toshiba plugs into Landis+Gyr for $2.3bn

Private equity-backed smart metering company Landis+Gyr has been acquired by Japanese electronics conglomerate Toshiba for $2.3bn, with an eye to creating the world’s largest smart grid company.

19 May 2011

£2.5bn UK growth fund launches, mulls ten investments

Seen as a successor to 3i, which was formed by the UK government after the Second World War, the £2.5bn Business Growth Fund is backed by UK banking groups Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered, and is considering ten investments, according to the fund’s management team.


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