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15 June 2012

Blackstone, Bain, KKR could bid for Indian airline SpiceJet

Private equity giants including Blackstone, Bain Capital and KKR are believed to be considering bids for Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet.

15 June 2012

Environmental-focused private equity firm Ambienta backs FoundOcean

Environmental investor Ambienta has taken a 35 per cent stake in FoundOcean, which provides 
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15 June 2012

BofAML approaches buyout giants over possible Huntsman sale

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has approached a number of private equity firms including KKR, Bain Capital, Advent International and Warburg Pincus over a possible sale of US chemicals company Huntsman Corp.

15 June 2012

Private equity profits fail to halt China social security fund slump

graph-down China’s $135bn state pension fund recorded its worst performance for three years despite strong results from its private equity assets.

15 June 2012

Lime Rock, Castle Harlan in $1bn bid for Transocean rig assets

US private equity firms Lime Rock Partners and Castle Harlan are said to be bidding for the Middle East rig assets of Switzerland-based Transocean , the world's largest offshore drilling company, in a deal that is expected to raise $1bn.

15 June 2012

Abraaj to sell one fifth of shares on offer in IHH Healthcare IPO

The Middle East’s largest private equity firm is planning to sell more than 430 million shares during IHH Healthcare’s $2bn IPO slated for the end of summer.

15 June 2012

Carlyle raises $2bn towards sixth US buyout fund

Global private equity firm Carlyle has raised $2bn towards its new $10bn buyout fund, Reuters reported on Thursday.

14 June 2012

East African consumer growth to trump energy resource investingp

Alex-Handrah Aime ECP managing partner - AltAssets Private Equity News Interest in East African investment may have been buoyed by a string of energy resources finds in the past year, but consumer goods are where the real value is hidden according to Emerging Capital Partners.

14 June 2012

Actis hires Mark Ransford as West Africa director

Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has hired former Kingdom Zephyr partner Mark Ransford as West Africa director.

14 June 2012

3i second firm to dump Sulake stake over fears children exposed to explicit content

habbo-hotel-sulake-balderton1 London-based buyout house 3i has become the second firm to dump its stake in social networking group Sulake amid fears children were being subjected to explicit sexual content on one of its sites.

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