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9 July 2012

Standard Charted PE seals fourth NPS co-invest with Smoothies Korea deal

smoothie-lassi-strawberry-drink Standard Chartered Private Equity has completed a $46m investment in drinks-maker Smoothies Korea, its fourth deal with the country’s National Pension Service.

6 July 2012

Gores grabs second Adecco business in a week with Glotel buy

Global investment firm The Gores Group has completed its second purchase from Adecco Group within a week by purchasing mobile communications network solutions provider Glotel.

6 July 2012

Capvis’ Bartec attracts heavyweight private equity interest

Swiss private equity firm Capvis has attracted heavyweight private equity interest for its stake in Bartec, a German manufacturer of industrial safety tools for sectors including the oil and gas and mining industries.

6 July 2012

CVC to sell Danish beauty retailer Matas

health-beauty_lrg London-based buyout giant CVC is aiming to exit Danish beauty and drug retailer Matas for between €600m and €800m, it is understood.

6 July 2012

BlackFin maintains insurance policy with MisterAssur purchase

shark-fin-fish Private equity newcomer BlackFin Capital Partners has stuck with the insurance market for its second acquisition by picking up French company MisterAssur.

6 July 2012

Korea Investment Corp’s Europe ambitions gather pacep

As assets swell to almost $50bn, Korea Investment Corp has followed sovereign wealth fund giants such as Singapore’s GIC and Abu Dhabi’s ADIA to Europe in the hope of writing larger cheques for bigger assets and diversifying its portfolio.

6 July 2012

Tower Three Partners sets $400m target for second mid-market fund

Tower Three Partners, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based buyout firm focusing on turnaround investments in the US mid-market, has set a $400m target for its second fund.

6 July 2012

KKR to buy German tableware maker WMF

coffee-machine_sq KKR has agreed to buy German tableware and coffee machine maker WMF Wuerttembergische Metallwarenfabrik, a take-private deal that will see the global buyout firm take a controlling stake in the business for a reported value of at least €587m.

6 July 2012

Carlyle in pole position to buy Société Générale’s US-based asset arm

Carlyle Group is leading the race to land the US asset management arm of French bank Société Générale, which is attempting to shed assets to comply with forthcoming Basel III regulations.

6 July 2012

Canada’s Caisse joins Wynnchurch for Groupe Moreau deal

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of Canada’s largest institutional fund managers, has invested in industrial contractor Groupe Moreau alongside US mid-market buyout house Wynnchurch Capital.

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