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26 March 2012

Indian PE firm Frontline Strategy invests in railway parts maker DTL

India Industrial Growth Fund, a private equity fund managed by Frontline Strategy, has invested in railway parts maker DTL Ancillaries.

26 March 2012

Blackstone to increase property portfolio with Aon HQ buy

real-estate_lrg US buyout giant Blackstone is looking at purchasing risk management company Aon’s London headquarters for £330m, it is understood.

26 March 2012

Permira explores sale options for Birds Eye Iglo

peas2_sq European private equity major Permira has hired Credit Suisse to explore the possible sale options for its stake in frozen food producer Birds Eye Iglo after receiving unsolicited expressions of interest.

26 March 2012

Helix eyes 2.5x return from MT Educare part-exit

India-focused private equity firm Helix Investments stands to make up to a 2.5 times return through its part-exit from tutoring company MT Educare.

26 March 2012

Stronger exits boost listed private equity balance sheetsp

Higher exit activity contributed to a further strengthening of listed private equity company balance sheets during the final quarter of last year.

23 March 2012

EIF exits Black River Generation plant to ReEnergy

San Francisco private equity firm Energy Investors Funds has sold its interest in Black River Generation plant to ReEnergy Holdings, a company that produces renewable energy from biomass.

23 March 2012

Great Wolf share surge threatens to derail Apollo takeoverp

waterpark_sq Shares in Nasdaq-listed waterpark operator Great Wolf Resorts have traded above Apollo’s $5 per share offer every day since the US private equity heavyweight agreed to take the business private last week, fuelling speculation that the firm has left itself open to a higher bid from another potential buyer.

23 March 2012

Everstone Capital takes on former Accel India exec

prateek-dhawan_sq Everstone Capital, the India-focused private equity and real estate investor founded by two former Goldman Sachs executives, has hired former Accel Partners principal Prateek Dhawan as a senior member of the firm’s Mumbai-based investment team.

23 March 2012

TSG invests in handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff

handbag-5_sq San Francisco private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners has bought a minority stake in handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff, marking the firm’s second foray into the women’s accessories market this year.

23 March 2012

Korean PE firm Vogo Fund nears Tong Yang Life exit

Korea Life Insurance is looking to place a final bid for a controlling stake in rival insurer Tong Yang Life, the company that South Korean buy-out firm Vogo Fund bought in 2010 for KRW900bn ($798m).

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