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17 April 2014

Biotech investment dips amid dearth of buyouts

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investments targeting the biotech sector in March dipped for the second month in a row, while volume held.

16 April 2014

Promethean Investments pulls pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond out of administration

gold5_lrg Promethean Investments has lead an investor group to buy troubled UK pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond out of administration.

16 April 2014

Nordic Capital leading Wendel in potential €1.2bn LTS Lohmann buyout

LTS patch European private equity major Nordic Capital is reportedly leading the race for German medical patch maker LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme for around €1.2bn.

16 April 2014

Meltwater ups offer for Cision

Sweden Swedish flag US software business Meltwater has raised its bid for Swedish sector peer Cision, which has also drawn interest from private equity firm GTCR.

16 April 2014

FSN Capital taps new fund for Kjell & Co Elektronik deal

Breville-kettle_sq Nordic private equity firm FSN Capital has agreed to buy consumer electronics accessories retailer Kjell & Co Elektronik from ICA Gruppen and the company’s founders.

16 April 2014

African buyout exits outperforming North American, European relative returnsp

africa African private equity investment is now outperforming the North American and European markets in relative returns according to new research from EY.

16 April 2014

True North secures $70m for third fundp

real estate_lrg Real estate-focused private equity firm True North is seeking $650m for its third fund, AltAssets can reveal.

16 April 2014

RRJ Capital backs China’s Nature Packaging with $50m investment

china beijing_sq Asian private equity firm RRJ Capital has reportedly backed Chinese paper packaging business Nature Packaging Group.

16 April 2014

Triton agrees €1.3bn buyout for GEA heat exchanger business

flame_lrg European buyout house Triton has agreed a €1.3bn buyout for the heat exchanger business of GEA Group.

16 April 2014

Brazil’s BTG eyes $1.5bn fundraise

brazil flag 10_sq Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual is seeking $1.5bn for a new private equity fund.

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