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2 April 2014

Lone Star takes DFC Global private in $1.3bn deal

texas cattle Private equity firm Lone Star has agreed to buy financial services business DFC Global Corp in a $1.3bn take-private deal.

2 April 2014

Madison Dearborn, CoVant buy LGS Innovations for $200m

dc Private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners and investment group CoVant have bought networking and communications technology specialist LGS Innovations from Alcatel-Lucent in a $200m deal.

2 April 2014

Riverside secures nearly $140m for third micro-cap fundp

Private equity firm Riverside has raised more than half of its new small-cap fund, AltAssets has learned.

2 April 2014

Large-cap buyout firms boost Nordic fundraising to seven-year peakp

2013 proved to be a good fundraising year for Nordic private equity funds, raising €10.3bn and hitting the highest levels since the peak in 2006.

2 April 2014

CDC invests $28m in Indian SME lender Ratnakar Bank

UK development finance investor CDC has invested $28m equity in India’s Ratnakar Bank, taking a 4.8 per cent stake.

2 April 2014

Terra Firma hires investment banks to explore Awas sale, IPO options

plane aeroplane aviation sunset_sq UK private equity firm Terra Firma has reportedly hired Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank to advise on a sale or listing of aircraft leasing business Awas.

2 April 2014

Cofco Corp, Hopu invest in Noble Group

beijing wall china_sq Chinese gain trader Cofco Corp has bought a 51 per cent stake in supply chain manager Noble Group for $1.5bn.

2 April 2014

Carlyle’s Applus eyes €300m through first Spanish corporate IPO since 2011

oil-refinery6_sq Carlyle-backed energy inspection and testing company Applus plans to raise €300m through Spain’s first corporate IPO since 2011.

2 April 2014

Marlin follows stunning Fund IV close with $400m ‘one and done’ Heritage vehicle

Marlin LA-headquartered private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners has held a $400m ‘one and done’ close for its new Marlin Heritage vehicle.

2 April 2014

Insight Equity gathers nearly $400m for third fund

dollars roll_sq Private equity firm Insight Equity has secured nearly $400m for its third fund, according to a document filed with US securities regulators.

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