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12 June 2012

Next World Group smells the coffee with $100m La Boulange exit to Starbucks

coffee-beans_­sq Private investment firm Next World Group has agreed to sell San Francisco restaurant chain La Boulange Café & Bakery to global coffee empire Starbucks for $100m.

12 June 2012

African retail growth boosting wider private equity opportunitiesp

Amanda Jean-Baptiste - AltAssets Private Equity News Retail projects in sub-Saharan Africa are helping create further opportunities for private equity as well as being successful deals in their own right, Actis real estate director Amanda Jean-Baptiste told AltAssets.

12 June 2012

GCP Capital Partners, Madison Capital provide $70m to XL Marketing

digital-n_lrg US private equity firm GCP Capital Partners has invested in digital and direct marketing company XL Marketing. The company also secured a debt facility agented by Madison Capital Funding.

12 June 2012

Hometown Urgent Care seals Ridgemont Equity investment

Mid-market buyout house Ridgemont Equity Partners has closed a majority equity investment in medical services provider Hometown Urgent Care.

12 June 2012

PE and venture returns “solid” in 2011 despite fourth quarter woesp

US private equity and venture capital failed to outperform public markets in the last quarter of 2011 despite “solid” figures for the year, according to new research.

12 June 2012

Next Wave Partners backs Molinaire rescue deal

photo-filmsq_lrg SME and lower mid-market growth capital investor Next Wave Partners has backed former Molinaire CEO Steve Milne’s purchase of the ailing British post-production house, in a rescue deal that involved a pre-pack administration and saved 150 jobs.

12 June 2012

Euronext-listed Gimv to sell ICT service provider OGD

microchip5_sq1 Euronext-listed private equity firm Gimv is selling its majority stake in ICT service provider OGD to Dutch bank Van Lanschot Participaties and the company’s management.

12 June 2012

CapMan Russia to make 4.5x gross from Tascom sale

moscow-7_sq CapMan Russia has sold telecommunications service provider Tascom to Moscow City Telephone Network, a subsidiary of New York-listed Mobile TeleSystems, a major telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS.

12 June 2012

Duke Street-backed Oasis hires DC Advisory to explore sale options

dentist_lrg Oasis, the British chain of dentists backed by mid-market private equity firm Duke Street, has hired DC Advisory to explore sale options as it looks to double the number of clinics it operates, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

12 June 2012

Monomoy creates new automotive products platform with HPI buyp

news_car_transmission_lrg Turnaround specialist Monomoy Capital Partners has picked up automotive aftermarket products provider High Performance Industries to use as a new platform company.

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