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18 July 2012

ARC Financial hits $1bn hard cap for seventh energy fund

Canadian buyout house ARC Financial has hit the $1bn hard cap for its seventh energy-focused fund.

18 July 2012

Chinese service sector reforms to spur “new wave” of yuan funds

china-beijing_sq Global buyout houses including Blackstone and KKR are reported to have held early talks with Chinese authorities over the raising of a "new wave" of renminbi-denominated funds that would improve their competitive clout in the country.

18 July 2012

Aurora-backed NuCo2 halts IPO two years after filing

news_beer1_lrg Private equity-backed drink carbonation company NuCo2 has shelved plans for an IPO more than two years after filing to list on the New York Stock Exchange.

18 July 2012

CHAMP’s A$186m offer for Gerard Lighting wins approval

lighting_sq CHAMP has tabled an A$186m ($192m) cash offer to take Australia’s Gerard Lighting Group private, an offer that has received the unanimous approval of board members including the Gerard family.

18 July 2012

Chinese oil trader interested in Warburg’s Titan Petrochemcials stake

Chinese state-backed oil trader Guangdong Zhenrong Energy has emerged as a bidder for a stake in debt-laden shipping company Titan Petrochemicals, which is facing a liquidation lawsuit from buyout house Warburg Pincus.

18 July 2012

Carlyle confirms scrapping Taiwan’s Ta Chong Bank sale

no-sale Global buyout house Carlyle has shelved plans to sell its 40 per cent stake in Taiwan’s Ta Chong Bank after potential bidders pulled out two months ago.

18 July 2012

Cinven, KKR, Apax circle scandal-hit Homeserve

Cinven, KKR and Apax Partners are reported to have approached Homeserve with offers of up to £1bn to take the embattled FTSE 250-listed home repair and insurance company private.

18 July 2012

First RiverRock fund falls short of €250m targetp

Jason Carley RiverRock CIO - AltAssets Private Equity News Despite falling short of its €250m target, RiverRock European Capital Partners has succeeded in raising €169m for its inaugural private equity fund.

18 July 2012

Global private equity exits top buyouts for third time everp

exit-sign_sq Global private equity exit volume was greater than buyout volume during the first half of the year, only the third time during a half year period that this has happened, according to new research.

17 July 2012

Charterhouse to buy Bartec from Capvis, Partners Group

UK buyout firm Charterhouse has agreed to buy Bartec, a German maker of industrial safety technology for sectors including the oil and gas industry, from Swiss private equity firms Capvis and Partners Group.

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