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19 June 2012

Merrill Lynch Capital ups stake in India’s Glodyne

Merrill Lynch Capital has increased its stake in Indian IT services company Glodyne through a $2m share purchase.

19 June 2012

Syntegra Capital-backed notebook maker Moleskine plans IPO

milan_lrg Moleskine, the iconic Italian notebook maker backed by European mid-market private equity firm Syntegra Capital, has hired investment banks to launch an initial public offering of its common stock later this year.

19 June 2012

Sycamore ups Surana stake through foreign currency bond conversion

Global investment firm Sycamore Ventures has increased its stake in iron and steel product provider Surana Industries to 21.72 per cent.

19 June 2012

GIC in talks to invest in GVK Singapore unit

coal-mine-2_sq Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is said to be in talks to buy a minority stake in the Singapore arm of India's GVK Power and Infrastructure, in a deal that could raise between $500m and $600m.

19 June 2012

Wind Point Partners completes $400m Hearthside Food recap

Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners has made a $400m recapitalisation of Hearthside Food Solutions.

19 June 2012

KKR adds $7.8bn of assets under management with Prisma purchase

Girish Reddy KKR hedge fund - AltAssets Private Equity News Global buyout firm KKR has boosted its assets under management by 12.5 per cent by acquiring fund of hedge funds manager Prisma Capital Partners.

18 June 2012

Chile still top of the pile for Latin American private equityp

Chile has been ranked the top country in Latin America for private equity and venture capital firms to do business in for the seventh year running by the region’s industry body.

18 June 2012

CVC-backed Evonik shelves $1bn IPO

evonik-chemical_sq Evonik Industries, the German chemicals producer backed by London-based buyout firm CVC, has shelved plans to float on the Frankfurt stock exchange in favour of resuming efforts to list once markets recover.

18 June 2012

Talks to limit Oaktree’s hostile takeover of Jakks collapse

Oaktree Capital has scrapped talks aimed at limiting its hostile takeover of toymaker Jakks Pacific after being unable to agree terms with the company.

18 June 2012

Mezzanine, private capital outperform in volatile debt marketsp

The terms and negotiating power of private debt peaks when senior lenders are out of the market and falls away as banks have more capacity to lend, reflecting the counter-correlation of private debt providers to banks and senior lenders, new research shows.

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