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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.

18 May 2012

Pacific Equity Partners to sell A$1.4bn Link Group

news_shareprices.lrg_ Australian biggest buyout house Pacific Equity Partners has started the process to sell portfolio company Link Group for up to A$1.4bn, it is understood.

18 May 2012

Russia’s VTB Capital strikes gold with acquisition of mining company Zapadnaya

gold5_lrg Russian investment group VTB Capital has acquired a minority stake in Zapadnaya Gold Mining (ZGML).

18 May 2012

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers hits $525m target for 16th fund

dollars-roll_sq Silicon Valley venture heavyweight Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has hit its $525m target for its 15th fund in what it described as an oversubscribed fundraise.

18 May 2012

Spire exits Certiport with $140m sale to UK learning company Pearson

US private equity firm Spire Capital Partners has sold Certiport to UK learning company Pearson for $140m.

18 May 2012

Tiger, Accel-backed Freshdesk to launch $10m startup fund

Private equity-backed customer support software provider Freshdesk plans to launch a $10m Future Fund to extend their services to early-stage companies.

18 May 2012

Providence Equity Partners sells US-based DRG to India’s Piramal Healthcare for $635m

Providence Equity Partners has sold US-based Decision Resources Group to India's Piramal Healthcare $635m.

18 May 2012

Baird Capital Partners Europe acquires SGX Sensortech, targets Asian expansion

Baird Capital Partners Europe has acquired the instrumentation solutions division from London-listed e2v technologies.


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