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31 March 2014

Private equity could hold key to rebalancing UK economyp

pound_sterling_170sq Private equity investment could be a key driver in rebalancing the UK economy to spread growth across regions and communities, new research suggests.

31 March 2014

BVCA names LDC managing director Tim Farazmand chairman

union jack 170 LDC managing director Tim Farazmand has been appointed as chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

31 March 2014

Latin America sees PE fundraising slowdown with big firms rich in capitalp

Latin America suffered a muted private equity fundraising environment in 2013 despite global buyout capital raising recording its most active year since 2008, new research shows.

31 March 2014

Ocean Avenue Capital beats target for latest fundp

dollar large_sq Private equity firm Ocean Avenue Capital has beaten the target for its latest fund, AltAssets can reveal.

31 March 2014

Aurora Capital-backed Sirva files to raise $175m through IPO

truck lorry_sq Aurora Capital-controlled relocation services business Sirva has filed to raise $175m through an IPO.

31 March 2014

Zoyi Capital backs China’s Camelot with $20m investment

china beijing_sq Taiwanese private equity firm Zoyi Capital has backed China-based enterprise resource planning specialist Camelot.

31 March 2014

Apollo, CVC-backed Brit Insurance eyes £960m market cap in imminent IPO

Private equity-backed insurance company Brit is eyeing a market capitalisation of almost £1bn after its private equity backers priced the sale of stock at 240 pence per share.

31 March 2014

GTCR-backed Sterigenics buys isotope business Nordion for $727m

tooth teeth scan medical healthcare Private equity-backed sterilisation services provider Sterigenics has agreed to buy Canadian medical isotopes company Nordion in a deal worth $727m.

31 March 2014

US regulatory agencies could curb buyout leverage

Updated supervisory guidance on leveraged lending from federal bank regulatory agencies could curb leveraged buyouts of the kind favoured by the private equity industry, hitting buyout firms’ earnings.

31 March 2014

Silver Lake-backed Mercury Payment Systems eyes $100m IPO

stock brokerage market share listed Private equity-backed payments processing technology company Mercury Payment Systems is looking to raise $100m via an IPO.

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