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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).

23 March 2012

Advent, Carlyle mull exit options for German chemical giant HC Starck

HC Starck, a German producer of specialist metals and ceramics backed by private equity firms Advent International and Carlyle, has broadened its sale options beyond a planned initial public offering of its common stock.

23 March 2012

Israeli 3D printer maker Objet files for $75m IPO

Objet, an Israeli maker of 3D printers backed by US investment firm Samson Capital Advisors and Goldman Sachs partner Roy Zuckerberg, has filed to raise up to $75m through an initial public offering of its common stock.

23 March 2012

Former Alibaba president backs Chinese internet company Allyesp

Chinese entrepreneur and former Alibaba president David Wei has made an investment in internet marketing business Allyes Group, alongside venture capital firm Silver Lake.

23 March 2012

Havenvest Partners seals MBO of HSBC Private Equity Middle Eastp

dubai-5_sq HSBC has spun out of HSBC Private Equity Middle East, its last remaining private equity fund management arm, through a management buy-out that will see the unit rebranded as Havenvest Partners.

23 March 2012

Audax Group backs second DI bolt-on

Audax-backed Distribution International, has completed the acquisition of IDC Corporation a distributor of mechanical insulation, and fire safety products.

23 March 2012

H.I.G. Europe completes Brand Addition deal

H.I.G. Europe, the European arm of global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, has acquired promotional merchandising group Brand Addition, in a management buy-out valued at £24m.

23 March 2012

US private equity investor Lubar invests in Houston oil services company Drilltec

Milwaukee, US investment firm Lubar & Co. has backed Houston-based oil services company Drilltec.

23 March 2012

Scotland-based Braveheart buys fund manager Neon Capital Partners

scotland-loch-ness_lrg Braveheart Investment Group has bought out British fund manager Neon Capital Partners from NF Holdings for £380,000 in a bid to grow the fee earning side of its business by increasing funds under management.

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