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12 July 2012

Carlyle eyes Sequa auto arm sale to streamline aerospace business

Buyout giant Carlyle Group is believed to be ready to streamline engineering portfolio company Sequa by selling its automotive division.

12 July 2012

Celebrity favourite Hudson Jeans could be sold by Webster, Fireman Capital

hudson-jeans-georgia-jagger Private equity-backed Hudson Jeans, a clothing line favoured by celebrities including David Beckham and Jessica Alba, could be put up for sale.

12 July 2012

Crescent Capital tables A$220m offer for ClearView Wealth

Sydney-based buyout firm Crescent Capital Partners has made an A$220m ($223m) unsolicited takeover offer for listed Australian financial services provider ClearView Wealth, according to a notice filed with the ASX today.

12 July 2012

Norwest aiming for 11x EBITDA exit through Becker Underwood sale

growth-seedling_sq Norwest Equity Partners could sell agricultural chemicals company Becker Underwood for more than $1bn, it is understood.

12 July 2012

Blackstone backs Wilson bid for ING’s Asia life insurance operations

china-beijing_sq Global private equity firm Blackstone is reported to be backing former AIA Group chief Mark Wilson’s bid for Dutch insurer ING's Asia life insurance operations, which could fetch around $7bn and mark Asia’s largest insurance M&A deal.

12 July 2012

Apollo chief Leon Black revealed as winner of $120m The Scream auction

the-scream Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream was bought for a world record $120m by billionaire private equity chief Leon Black.

12 July 2012

Carlyle takes 10% stake in India’s Infotech Enterprises

Global private equity firm Carlyle has bought around ten per cent of Indian IT services business Infotech Enterprises for about $37.93m through stock exchange transactions.

11 July 2012

HIG Capital’s Stant bolsters Asia presence with Pyongsan JV

korea-10_sq HIG Capital portfolio company Stant, a US-based maker of vapour and fluid control parts for the automotive industry, has bought the fuel filler tube arm of Korean car part giant Pyongsan in a bid to bolster its presence in Asia.

11 July 2012

Advent hits €5.8bn first closing for seventh fundp

Advent International has held a €5.8bn first closing for its seventh fund, a figure that will take the global buyout giant more than two thirds of the way to hitting its €7bn target, a person familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

11 July 2012

Five Below IPO could yield massive returns for Advent Internationalp

five-below Advent International is set to make a monster return on its investment in Five Below if the discount chain’s forthcoming IPO goes to plan.

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