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20 June 2012

CITIC receives approval for China’s first domestic buyout fund

Listed Chinese brokerage CITIC Securities has received regulatory approval to raise the country’s first domestic buyout vehicle, the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Wednesday.

20 June 2012

Sun Capital to sell Wonderbra, Playtex lingerie maker DBApparel

playtex-wonderbra-dbapparel Wonderbra and Playtex lingerie maker DBApparel could be sold for more than €600m after Sun Capital appointed Morgan Stanley to auction the business.

20 June 2012

Home audio pioneer Sonos nets $135m from KKR, others

sonos-speaker-home-audio US private equity firm KKR has led a $135m investment in wireless music systems maker Sonos, more than double its previous fundraising total.

20 June 2012

BlackRock hits $252m first close of renewable energy fundp

Asset management group BlackRock has reached financial close of its BlackRock NTR Renewable Power Fund on $251.88m.

20 June 2012

Secondary buyouts become biggest source of Vietnam dealsp

The secondary buyout market has become the biggest single source of deals in Vietnam as several funds approach their exit phase, research from a local law firm has shown.

19 June 2012

Valence Health nets $30m from North Bridge Growth Equity

North Bridge Growth Equity has made a $30m investment in clinical integration and health plan services company Valence Health.

19 June 2012

Lyceum to hit first close for £275m fund this monthp

Lyceum Capital, the British lower mid-market buyout firm that spun out of European commercial lender West LB, is gearing up for a first close for its third fund at the end of this month, two people with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets on Tuesday.

19 June 2012

Evergreen Pacific continues traditional industry push with Thermal Dynamics buy

evergreen-tree-branch-pine-leaf-twig-nordic Mid-market private equity firm Evergreen Pacific Partners has bought Canadian heat exchanger manufacturer Thermal Dynamics.

19 June 2012

Tenaya, Sequoia Growth lead $65m Series D financing for Kaminario

New investors Tenaya Capital and Sequoia Capital Growth Equity have brought computer storage solutions company Kaminario’s total financing to $65m through a Series D round.

19 June 2012

KKR recoups £1.2bn equity investment in Alliance Boots

boots-6_sq KKR has almost recouped its initial equity investment in European health and beauty giant Alliance Boots though the sale of a 45 per cent stake to Walgreens, in a deal that will cement the US rival’s position as the world’s largest pharmacy chain.


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