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17 July 2012

Munich Private Equity Partners opens Shanghai branchp

Munich Private Equity Partners, the investment management arm of German financial services firm RWB Group, has opened its inaugural office in Shanghai.

17 July 2012

Leopard hits $20m close on Haiti’s first PE fund since 2010 quakep

leopard_eye_170sq The world’s first private equity fund to target Haiti following its disastrous 2010 earthquake is to begin investing after hitting a $20m first close.

17 July 2012

Palamon Capital takes on Michael Beetz from Coller

Palamon_beetz_international_170sq European mid-market buyout firm Palamon Capital Partners has hired former Coller Capital executive Michael Beetz as an associate principal.

17 July 2012

First Reserve, Farallon back A$5.3bn Whitehaven Coal takeover bid

coal-mine-2_sq US private equity firms First Reserve and Farallon Capital are reported to have expressed their support for an A$5.3bn ($5.46bn) takeover offer for portfolio company Whitehaven Coal, one of Australia’s biggest independent miners.

17 July 2012

Lyceum Capital backs 5th bolt on for UK software company Access

UK mid-market house Lyceum Capital has backed another bolt-on for business software provider Access Group, which has acquired Delta Software in a £5.4m deal.

17 July 2012

Baird Capital Partners drives off with Eckler’s

US buyout firm Baird Capital Partners, has acquired Eckler’s, a marketer of restoration parts and accessories for classic and enthusiast vehicles.

17 July 2012

Audax, Frasier Healthcare-backed Conmed Healthcare to sell for $59m

Private equity-backed Conmed Healthcare Management has agreed to be acquired by by Correct Care Solutions for $59m.

16 July 2012

Sycamore extends offer deadline for ailing retailer Talbots

Consumer-focused buyout house Sycamore Partners extended the expiration date of its tender offer to buy Talbots, the ailing women's clothing retailer, by 14 days.

16 July 2012

TPG Capital to buy Par Pharmaceutical for $1.9bn

TPG Capital has agreed to buy Par Pharmaceutical Companies in a take-private deal with an equity value of $1.9bn, the US private equity firm announced on Monday.

16 July 2012

Technology investor Francisco Partners adds biometric identity company Cross Match

Technology-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners has acquired biometric identity management company Cross Match.

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