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28 June 2012

Latin America “welcoming of outside investment”p

Aside from local difficulties emerging from the region's emerging economies, Latin America is increasingly offering a welcoming environment to overseas investors.

28 June 2012

Venture capital increasingly a global game for investorsp

The shakeout in the venture capital looks set to continue as Western firms head overseas and markets tighten.

28 June 2012

Sequoia makes largest India investment to date with Just Dial deal

Sequoia Capital and SAP Ventures have raised INR3.27bn ($57m) for Indian search engine Just Dial, marking Sequoia’s largest investment in an Indian business to date and the company’s biggest funding tranche so far.

28 June 2012

Mercer names Aled Jones head of responsible investment for EMEA

mercer_aled_jones_sml Investment services group Mercer has appointed Aled Jones as head of responsible investment (RI) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

28 June 2012

Investindustrial wraps up second fund with Contenur exit

Investindustrial has sold Contenur, a Spanish maker of plastic urban dustbins, to Miura Private Equity and Demeter Partners of France, in a deal that will seal the investment programme of the Italian private equity firm’s 2000 vintage fund.

28 June 2012

Palladio Finanziaria, Sator to table fresh offer for Fondiaria-SAI

Italian private equity firms Palladio Finanziaria and Sator announced their intention to table a revised offer for Fondiaria-SAI at the troubled insurer’s shareholder meeting on Wednesday.

28 June 2012

Japan’s Sparx wins mandate for public-private infrastructure fundp

Japanese asset manager Sparx Group has been appointed manager for a new public-private infrastructure fund being established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

28 June 2012

Blackstone, BC will not raise offer for Birds Eye Iglo

peas2_sq Blackstone and BC Partners will not be raising their offer for frozen foods producer Birds Eye Iglo, leaving owner Permira in control of the company and mulling the option of refinancing its debt to pay itself a large dividend.

28 June 2012

Bowmark Capital buys specialist care provider Hesley North

shake UK mid-market private equity firm Bowmark Capital is reported to have bought Hesley North, a provider of specialist care for people with autism, for around £75m.

28 June 2012

UK private equity buyout value jumps in 2012p

The UK private equity buyout market proved resilient in the first half of 2012, totalling £8bn in buyouts, and representing a 38 per cent increase on the second half of 2011, according CMBOR.


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