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18 June 2012

Bertram Capital exits EDI Holdings to Nordson for $200m

US mid-market private equity firm Bertram Capital has sold EDI Holdings, a provider of slot coating and flat polymer extrusion dies for plastic processors and web converters, to Nasdaq-listed dispensing equipment maker Nordson.

18 June 2012

Burger King partners with Cartesian Capital for China push

Burger King has partnered with New York-based private equity firm Cartesian Capital for a new joint venture focused on aggressively expanding the brand’s presence in China.

18 June 2012

Hopu nets $289m from sale of China Mengniu Dairy stake

Hopu Investment Management, , the Asia- focused private equity firm set up by Goldman Sachs dealmakers including RRJ Capital founder Richard Ong, has netted a cool $289m from selling its minority stake in Hong Kong-listed China Mengniu Dairy.

18 June 2012

American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest planning $300m Dick Clark bid

ryan-seacrest American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is believed to be planning a $300m bid for his former mentor Dick Clark’s production company.

18 June 2012

CVC drops Formula One stake to 35 per cent following IPO delay

CVC has sold a further stake in global motor racing business Formula One after the company delayed its planned IPO due to market volatility.

18 June 2012

Melrose eyes $2.3bn bid for CVC’s German meter-maker Elster

meter UK turnaround specialist Melrose is planning a $2.3bn purchase of German utility-meter maker Elster Group from private equity firm CVC.

18 June 2012

Luke Johnson’s Risk Capital Partners to buy dental chain James Hull

dentist_lrg Risk Capital Partners, the private equity firm owned by former Channel 4 chairman Luke Johnson, is in advanced talks to buy James Hull - one of the UK’s largest chains of dentists, the Sunday Times reported over the weekend.

18 June 2012

KKR, Apax linked with £8bn bid for UK Orange, T-Mobile owner

orange_lrg US buyout giant KKR and British firm Apax are believed to be in talks over an £8bn takeover of the UK’s largest mobile network provider, Everything Everywhere.

18 June 2012

US, Europe legal variations highlight need for structural consideration in cross-border M&Ap

new-york5_lrg Analysis of deals done in the past four years highlights some key differences in the legal provisions used in M&A agreements across the US and Europe, reflecting the need for private equity firms eyeing cross-border deals to take these differences into account.

15 June 2012

GlendonTodd continues business services purchases with Aztec buy

men-women-business_sq Dallas-based buyout house glendonTodd has made another move into the business services market by picking up enterprise technology solutions company Aztec Systems.

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