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14 June 2012

Palatine Private Equity bolsters advisory board

board-conference-hire_sq Palatine Private Equity, the UK regional mid-market investor, has bolstered its executive advisory board with the appointment of former Towergate Financial CEO Ian Darby and Michael Fort, who previously led clinical trials business Synexus.

14 June 2012

PE-backed sports clothing company Li Ning facing profit slump

Private equity-backed Chinese sportswear company Li Ning has warned it faces a substantial decline in profits this year.

14 June 2012

LDC backs Metronet MBO, Acceleris, YFM exit

news_lloyds_lrg The private equity arm of state-backed lender Lloyds banking Group has financed the management buyout of pay-as-you-go broadband business Metronet, in a deal that will provide an exit from UK growth investor YFM and angel investor group Acceleris.

14 June 2012

Temasek increases Mongolia exposure through 5.5% Ivanhoe buy

Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek has bought a 5.5 per cent stake in Canada’s Ivanhoe mines for $426m as it looks to increase its exposure to Mongolia.

14 June 2012

EQT clinches Nokia luxury mobile phone arm Vertu

Stockholm-based private equity major EQT has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Vertu, the luxury handset unit of Nokia, as the Nordic mobile phone giant sells of non-core assets in a bid to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung.

14 June 2012

Deutsche Beteiligungs welcomes “very satisfactory” start to year

Listed German private equity Deutsche Beteiligungs posted a net income of €27.7m for the first six months of its financial year.

13 June 2012

Blackstone hires Lehman Brothers MD as Iberian senior advisor

claudio boada blackstone Lehman - AltAssets Private Equity News Buyout giant Blackstone has hired Lehman Brothers managing director Claudio Boada as a senior advisor for its global private equity and real estate teams.

13 June 2012

HIG Capital recaps data monitoring software company Infogix

Global buyout house HIG Capital has completed the recapitalisation of IT solutions company Infogix.

13 June 2012

CalSTRS injects $250m into Invesco new fund manager programme

California’s $154bn teachers’ pension fund CalSTRS has expanded its private equity fund manager programme with New York-listed asset manager Invesco to bring total assets under management to $550m.

13 June 2012

MENA records “surprise” PE activity increase amid global troublesp

dubai-5_sq Private equity activity in the MENA region increased in 2011 despite the fallout from the global financial crisis and Arab spring, the region’s industry association has said.

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