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17 July 2012

Lyceum Capital backs 5th bolt on for UK software company Access

UK mid-market house Lyceum Capital has backed another bolt-on for business software provider Access Group, which has acquired Delta Software in a £5.4m deal.

17 July 2012

Baird Capital Partners drives off with Eckler’s

US buyout firm Baird Capital Partners, has acquired Eckler’s, a marketer of restoration parts and accessories for classic and enthusiast vehicles.

17 July 2012

Audax, Frasier Healthcare-backed Conmed Healthcare to sell for $59m

Private equity-backed Conmed Healthcare Management has agreed to be acquired by by Correct Care Solutions for $59m.

16 July 2012

Sycamore extends offer deadline for ailing retailer Talbots

Consumer-focused buyout house Sycamore Partners extended the expiration date of its tender offer to buy Talbots, the ailing women's clothing retailer, by 14 days.

16 July 2012

TPG Capital to buy Par Pharmaceutical for $1.9bn

TPG Capital has agreed to buy Par Pharmaceutical Companies in a take-private deal with an equity value of $1.9bn, the US private equity firm announced on Monday.

16 July 2012

Technology investor Francisco Partners adds biometric identity company Cross Match

Technology-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners has acquired biometric identity management company Cross Match.

16 July 2012

LPs wary of “passing the parcel” for exitsp

pantheon_steers_170sq There is plenty of consensus as to what LPs look for when reviewing prospective fund managers, but the reasons for rejecting certain GPs remain more varied.

16 July 2012

Private equity heavyweights circle Direct Line

Direct Line is reported to have become the subject of a takeover approach from two separate consortia led by some of the biggest names in private equity, a move that would derail a planned £3bn London listing of the car insurer by parent company RBS.

16 July 2012

UK’s Exponent Private Equity makes Simon Davidson partner

exponent_davidson_lrg UK private equity firm Exponent Private Equity has promoted Simon Davidson to the partnership of the firm, making him the seventh partner at Exponent.

16 July 2012

CapMan exits Sweden’s Ascade to CSG Systems International

telecoms6_sq Listed Nordic and Russian mid cap investor CapMan has sold its stake in Ascade, a global provider of trading and routing software to telecom carriers, to Nasdaq-listed CSG Systems International.

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