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21 March 2012

Cipio exits Israeli semiconductor company BroadLight to Broadcom

server_lrg Cipio Partners, a direct secondary investment firm with offices in Luxembourg, Munich and San Jose, has agreed to sell Israeli PON chip maker BroadLight to Nasdaq-listed semiconductor giant Broadcom Corp.

21 March 2012

Bono’s private equity firm targeting $1bn fundraise

news_sunglasses_lrg The private equity firm co-founded by U2 frontman Bono is believed to be targeting $1bn for its first fundraise in seven years.

21 March 2012

Gilde, Banexi-backed Novasep completes €310m recapp

Novasep, a maker of purification products for life science molecules controlled by European private equity firms Gilde and Banexi, has completed a €310m recapitalisation backed by French state-backed growth vehicle Fonds Stratégique d'Investissement.

21 March 2012

Key Capital Partners invests in Gear4music.com

key-capital UK lower mid-market private equity firm Key Capital Partners bought a minority stake in Gear4music.com, an online retailer of musical instruments and music-related equipment, for £3.4m.

21 March 2012

Hancock Park exits Drilltec to Lubar & Co, Pouschine Cook Capital

= LA-based Hancock Park Associates has sold oil pipe protection company Drilltec to fellow private equity firms Lubar & Co and Pouschine Cook Capital Management.

21 March 2012

Lloyds private equity arm LDC backs TD Travel MBO

plane-airport The private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, LDC, has backed the management buy-out of corporate travel company TD Travel.

21 March 2012

Apax Partners raises €4.3bn towards first closep

Apax Partners has raised €4.3bn towards its latest buy-out fund within just ten months of fundraising, marking the biggest first close achieved by a private equity firm since the financial crisis peaked in 2008.

21 March 2012

Littlejohn completes buyout of Maersk subsidiary Direct ChassisLink

containers US mid-market firm Littlejohn has completed its acquisition of Maersk subsidiary Direct ChassisLink (DCLI), which leases transport chassis to drayage companies and steamship lines.

21 March 2012

Cinven, Warburg-backed Ziggo prices IPO at top end of rangep

Following a surge in investor interest, Ziggo, the Dutch cable company backed by global private equity majors Cinven and Warburg Pincus, has priced its highly anticipated IPO at the top end of the range, in what will stand as one of the biggest IPOs in Europe since Glencore’s huge London debut last year.

21 March 2012

SFPI-FPIM joins Gimv, Capricorn for €5.4m Novopolymers funding

Belgium’s biggest private equity firm Gimv has taken part in a €5.4m capital injection into photovoltaic component-maker NovoPolymers.

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