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20 February 2012

Indian PE firm Paracor Capital Advisors to raise $200m for real estate

real-estate2_lrgjpg Indian private equity firm Paracor Capital Advisors is looking to raise $200m to invest in real estate opportunities in the country.

20 February 2012

UK private equity firm Synova Capital acquires TAG Medical through dbg

UK private equity firm Synova Capital has announced the acquisition of medical equipment testing firm TAG Medical through portfolio company dbg.

20 February 2012

Private equity firm ECP granted exclusivity over purchase of Addax and Oryx division

Private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners has been granted an exclusivity agreement by Addax & Oryx for the purchase of its supply, storage and distribution business.

20 February 2012

Blackstone ends talks to buy Brocade Communications

network_lrg Global private equity firm Blackstone has ended talks to buy Brocade Communications Systems, a listed maker of data storage network switches, as the cost of the deal was too high to secure debt financing.

20 February 2012

Congolese call centre First & Future secures backing from XSML

call-centre_lrg First & Future, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s first independent call centre, has secured financial backing from Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML’s Central Africa SME Fund.

20 February 2012

Blackstone, Carlyle clinch India’s Reliance Infratel unit

Global buy-out firms Blackstone and Carlyle have reportedly signed a term sheet agreement to buy a 95 per cent stake in Mumbai-based Reliance Communications’ telecoms tower division, in a deal that could be worth between INR150bn ($3.04bn) and INR200bn ($4bn).

20 February 2012

Renewables company Imperative Energy secures capital from North West Fund for Energy, EIDC

flame_lrg Imperative Energy, a provider of biomass heat and power solutions has completed a round of fundraising with investment from The North West Fund for Energy and Environmental and the Environmental Infrastructure Development Company.

20 February 2012

Texas Teachers takes $250m stake in Bridgewater Associates

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas has bought a $250m stake in Bridgewater Associates, as owner Ray Dalio looks to reduce his holding in the US hedge fund giant.

20 February 2012

TPG Capital continues pursuit for Billabong

surfing_sq US private equity firm TPG Capital has tabled its second offer for embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong.

20 February 2012

Private equity joint venture SSI takes over Loch Fyne Oysters

oyster_170 Iconic Scottish seafood business Loch Fyne Oysters has brought an end to nine years of employee ownership after being taken over by Scottish Seafood Investments.


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