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21 June 2012

Mainsail Partners closes third fund on $216m

San Francisco-based growth equity and buyout firm Mainsail Partners has raised $216m for its latest fund, marking an end to an oversubscribed fundraising process that took less than five months to close.

21 June 2012

3G Capital to float Burger King less than two years after taking it private

Burger King’s Brazilian private equity owner 3G Capital Management is taking the company public again less than two years after buying it for $3.26bn.

21 June 2012

Bridgepoint-backed LGC nets additional £80m debt package

LGC, the laboratory services business backed by UK mid-market private equity firm Bridgepoint, has raised around £80m of additional financing from Commerzbank, GE Capital, ICG and ING to support the company’s future growth plans.

21 June 2012

SAIF breezes in to Blue Star air conditioning with $3m stake purchase

air-con-fan Asian private equity firm SAIF Partners has made a $3m investment in India’s largest air conditioning company Blue Star, through the Bombay bourse.

20 June 2012

Latin American commodities market ripe for Asian LP investmentp

Asian LPs need to take advantage of the Latin American commodities boom which is fuelling their own countries’ growth, according to SLIA managing partner Erik Bethel.

20 June 2012

Blackstone, BC partner for €3bn Birds Eye Iglo bid

peas2_sq Buyout firms Blackstone and BC Partners have reportedly decided to team in a €3bn bid for Permira-backed frozen food producer Birds Eye Iglo.

20 June 2012

Onex hires Canadian pension fund VP for new London office

Tony Morgan CPPIB Onex - AltAssets Private Equity News US investment firm Onex has hired Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board vice president Tony Morgan as managing director as it launches a new office in London.

20 June 2012

KKR hits halfway close for record-targeting $6bn Asia fund

US buyout giant KKR has continued a busy week by launching a Singapore-based deal team as it hits a halfway close on its second Asia buyout fund, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

20 June 2012

Dollars invested in India surges despite slump in dealsp

Private equity investments in India surged by 63 per cent in dollar terms in the first quarter of 2012 despite a huge drop in deals done, according to research from Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

20 June 2012

US leads the pack for IPO proceedsp

In a continuation of a trend that began in 2011, US exchanges are playing a larger role in the global IPO marketplace in terms of total proceeds.


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