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22 March 2012

Citadel Capital ramps up Sudan agricultural platformp

Middle East and Africa-focused private equity firm Citadel Capital is looking to cultivate as much as 13,000 acres of land this year as part of its ongoing agricultural project in Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan.

22 March 2012

Vestar Capital Partners exits Solo Cup for $1bn

Global buy-out firm Vestar Capital Partners has agreed to sell disposable packaging maker Solo Cup Company to rival buyer Dart Container Corporation for $1bn.

22 March 2012

Advent International-owned Vantiv aims for $500m IPO

Private equity-backed payment processing giant Vantiv is aiming for a $500m IPO after pricing its shares at the midpoint of its expected range.

22 March 2012

Game Group administration notice could kill OpCapita buy-out bid

game-pad OpCapita’s bid to take over beleaguered video game retailer Game Group looks to have hit the buffers after the company admitted it was poised to go into administration.

21 March 2012

Carlyle reignites Japanese glass maker AvanStrate IPO

Global buy-out major Carlyle has reignited plans to list AvanStrate, a Japanese maker of glass used for liquid crystal displays for televisions, computers and mobile phones, in a bid to take advantage of the recent rally in the Tokyo stock market.

21 March 2012

Scramble to emulate Brazil successes boosts South American fundraisingp

brazilflag_lrg Private equity firms swarming into Brazil on the back of others’ successes caused a record $10.3bn of fundraising in South America in 2011.

21 March 2012

Advent, LLR-backed teen discount retailer Five Below plans IPO

Private equity-backed discount chain Five Below has hired part of an underwriting team in advance of an IPO, it is understood.

21 March 2012

Apollo Global grabs Irish credit card business from Bank of America

Apollo Global Management has expanded its credit business by buying Bank of America's Irish credit card business.

21 March 2012

Doughty Hanson’s Norit files for $200m US IPO

Norit, a water purification business backed by British private equity firm Doughty Hanson, has filed to raise $200m in an initial public offering of its common stock.

21 March 2012

LongueVue Capital closes second fund on $175m

US mid-market investor LongueVue Capital is gearing up for a new investment period after closing its second fund on $175m.

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