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10 July 2012

Spanish mid-market private equity firms N+1, Mercapital to merge

Spanish mid-market buyout houses N+1 Private Equity and Mercapital have agreed to merge, a move that will reinforce their respective international expansion strategies and create Spain’s largest private equity firm.

10 July 2012

Lion Capital wards off Triton for frozen food maker Findus

Consumer-focused private equity firm Lion Capital is reported to have fended off takeover attempts from rival Triton Partners for its stake in frozen food maker Findus.

10 July 2012

BC Partners dealmaker to set up private equity advisory firmp

exit-sign_sq BC Partners dealmaker Thomas Weinmann is leaving the European buyout giant to set up his own private equity advisory firm, two people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

10 July 2012

TPG wraps up $600m deal for Chinese packaging company HCP

US buyout giant TPG Capital has picked up Chinese packaging company HCP Holdings in a deal believed to be worth about $600m.

10 July 2012

Riverstone to pump $150m into North Sea oil company Fairfield Energy

The European arm of energy-focused private equity firm Riverstone has agreed to pump $150m into North Sea oil company Fairfield Energy alongside existing investors led by Warburg Pincus.

10 July 2012

CDIB Capital nets 40% IRR, 3.2x cash multiple from WeMade exit

silkroad-wemade-entertainment CDIB Capital International has made more than 40 per cent IRR and a 3.2 times cash multiple by selling Korean online game developer WeMade Entertainment.

10 July 2012

3i-backed Labco attracts heavyweight interest

Labco, the Parisian medical diagnostics business that counts London-listed private equity firm 3i among its investors, is reported to be looking for potential suitors after buyout firms including Blackstone approached the company.

10 July 2012

Apollo Global hires new CFO from scandal-hit Barclays

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management has hired a top financial controller from scandal-hit bank Barclays to replace outgoing CFO Gene Donnelly.

10 July 2012

China M&A market cools in H1p

The value and volume of M&A deals in China both fell by more than 20 per cent in the first half of the year, a sign the market appears to be cooling against a wider backdrop of global economic uncertainty.

9 July 2012

Litorina invests in Swedish stationary company Gullbergs

engineer_lrg Stockholm-based buyout house Litorina has bought a controlling stake in Gullbergs Sverige, a company that provides office supplies to SMEs in Sweden.

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