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26 March 2012

AOL could sell patents rather than accept private equity takeover

A trio of private equity firms are believed to have approached web services giant AOL in a bid to take the company private.

26 March 2012

IFC, GEF to invest $11.5m in India’s Kalkitech

World bank investment arm International Finance Corporation and a fund managed by Global Environment Fund are looking to invest up to $11.5m in energy efficiency company Kalki Communication Technologies.

26 March 2012

Czech buy-out firm Genesis makes Ondřej Vičar partner

ondrej-vicar-genesis Genesis Capital, one of the largest private equity fund managers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, has made Ondřej Vičar a partner in the firm.

26 March 2012

New Silk Route Partners eyes Indian restaurant chain Adiga’s

Asia-focused growth capital firm New Silk Route Partners (NSR) is in talks to buy a significant stake in Adiga's, a chain of south Indian vegetarian restaurants and fast food outlets, in a deal that would value the company at around INR2bn ($39m).

26 March 2012

Halder sells metal caster ACTech to Premium Equity Partners, Cornerstone

news_gear_box_lrg German SME buy-out firm Halder has taken advantage of the recovering European automotive industry to sell its majority stake in metal prototype caster ACTech.

26 March 2012

Warburg Pincus exits seven-year investment in Kotak Mahindra Bank

Warburg Pincus has exited its seven-year investment in India’ Kotak Mahindra Bank for about $270m through a block trade.

26 March 2012

Future uncertain for EFG Hermes’ private equity arm amid QInvest alliancep

The future of Egyptian financial house EFG Hermes’ private equity arm has been thrown into doubt after it was left out of a proposed joint venture between the firm and Qatar’s QInvest.

26 March 2012

Franklin Templeton PE arm Darby bolsters team

board-conference-hire_sq Darby Overseas Investments, the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton, has expanded its emerging market investor relations and CEE-focused financing teams with the appointment of two new hires.

26 March 2012

Providence Equity Partners mulls sale of in Newport Television

telecoms6_sq Global buy-out firm Providence Equity Partners is looking to sell its stake in Newport Television, a group of 56 TV stations it bought from Clear Channel Communications four years ago.

26 March 2012

Terra Firma seals £276m Garden Centre investment

purple-flower_sq British private equity firm Terra Firma has sealed its investment in The Garden Centre Group in a deal that values the company at £276m.

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