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13 June 2012

Kumho Industrial sells $810m assets to Korea Finance Corp PE arm

Kumho Industrial Co has sold KRW946.5bn won ($810m) worth of assets, including a KRW415.5bn ($356m) stake in Daewoo Engineering & Construction, to a buyout fund managed by Korea Finance Corp in a bid to boost liquidity.

13 June 2012

IFC, Jacob Ballas invest $66.3m in Super Religare Labs

news_monitor_lrg Jacob Ballas Capital India and the IFC, the investment arm of the World Bank, have agreed to invest $66.3m in Indian medical diagnostics company Super Religare Laboratories.

13 June 2012

Unitas buys $162.4m stake in Korean outdoor clothing company NEPA

news_rocks_lrg Asia-focused buyout firm Unitas Capital has agreed to buy a minority stake in South Korean clothing company NEPA for $162.4m.

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.

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