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21 March 2012

Lunar enters Chinese walnut drink market with Sichuan Zhiqiang buy

walnuts China-focused private equity firm Lunar Capital Management has bought a controlling interest in walnut flavoured drink pioneers Sichuan Zhiqiang.

20 March 2012

SL Capital head David Currie to retire in September

SL Capital Partners founder and chief executive David Currie has announced his retirement after 33 years in private equity.

20 March 2012

Advent International pulls out of GlobeOp takeover talksp

Global buy-out firm Advent International has said it will not proceed with an offer for London-based hedge fund administrator GlobeOp following a rival offer from SS&C, leaving the US financial software provider and TPG Capital in line for the business.

20 March 2012

Solis buys stake in IT process automation software company gen-E

server_lrg Lower mid-market private equity firm Solis Capital Partners has invested in global IT process automation software company gen-E.

20 March 2012

Williams Partners extends shale business, makes $2.5bn CEM purchase

shale Williams Partners has bought Marcellus shale gatherer and processor Caiman Eastern Midstream (CEM) for $2.5bn amid further moves to expand its shale mining operation.

20 March 2012

Sentica makes 2.5x return selling radio frequency ID specialist Idesco

Finnish private equity investor Sentica has reaped an almost 2.5 times return on investment by selling radio frequency identification (RFID) specialist Idesco Oy to Lagercrantz.

20 March 2012

SVG defeats shareholder revolt to pass new investment strategyp

vote-cross-x A planned revolt by shareholders of SVG Capital has been defeated by the firm as it passed a pair of resolutions for its new reinvestment strategy this afternoon.

20 March 2012

China, Brazil drive highest emerging market fundraising for three yearsp

arrows Emerging markets powerhouses China and Brazil helped fundraising in the sector soar by 64 per cent in 2011 – the highest level for three years.

20 March 2012

Private equity-backed Nielsen Holdings to sell 25m shares

tv-aerial2_lrg The private equity backers of TV ratings company Nielsen Holdings plan to sell 25 million shares just over a year after taking the company public.

20 March 2012

Cinven-backed Avio to go ahead with IPO

plane_lrg Cinven-backed Italian aerospace group Avio has decided to go ahead with its initial public offering after ending talks to merge with French rival Safran, in a summer listing that is expected to raise between €400m and €500m.

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