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18 May 2012

LP investment model for VC “broken”p

According to one high profile US endowment, LPs need to completely reassess their approach to the venture capital industry, which was revealed to have returned less capital to investors that was originally committed.

18 May 2012

Palladio, Sator bid for Fondiaria in balance following Unipol proposal

Italian private equity firms Palladio Finanziaria and Sator could miss out on a deal for insurer Fondiaria after its rival Unipol proposed a share swap.

18 May 2012

AGRC IVF clinic hoping to grow thanks to CBPE Capital investment

CBPE Capital has taken a minority stake in IVF clinic the Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre to support the company’s UK and overseas expansion plans.

18 May 2012

Riverside makes 2.9x on exit of Polish chimney maker MK

Global mid-market firm Riverside has sold Poland’s MK Chimney Systems to France-based Isotip-Joncoux Group.

18 May 2012

Canada’s venture space suffers slow start to 2012p

Canadian venture capital investment began the year at a slow pace, new research has found, with deal activity down 34 per cent from the year before.

18 May 2012

Texas leads the way for US private equity investmentp

US private equity firms invested more than $144bn in 1,702 companies in 2011, with Texas, New York, California, North Carolina and Oklahoma leading the pack as destinations for capital.

18 May 2012

Canadian private equity fund Eolectric Club launches to target wind energy projectsp

Eolectric Club, a newly-launched fund by Quebec-based project developer Eolectric and Canadian infrastructure firm Fiera Axium Infrastructure, has made its initial investment into a Canadian wind farm.

18 May 2012

HIG Capital completes $49m take-private deal for Comverge

HIG Capital has completed a $49m take-private deal for energy management company Comverge.

18 May 2012

Canada’s buyouts buoyed by exit growthp

canada2_lrg In the first quarter of 2012, Canadian buyout and private equity activity continued on a steady course, with moderate year-over-year growth in deal-making. In particular, disclosed disbursement totalled 37 per cent more than the same period in 2011.

18 May 2012

Carlyle Group, Chen family eyeing $1.25bn Ta Chong Bank exit

news_exitsign.lrg_ Global buyout house Carlyle Group and fellow shareholders of Taiwan’s Ta Chong Bank are believed to be planning a $1.25bn sale to Yuanta Financial.

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