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28 May 2012

National Australia Bank winds down private equity division ICS

National Australia Bank’s private equity division is to close down, following a A$20m writedown on its investment in retail chain WOW Sight and Sound earlier in 2012.

28 May 2012

Advent Asian affiliate SEAVI sells Sin Heng stake for $26m

Boston private equity firm Advent International has divested its 27 per cent controlling stake in Singapore’s Sin Heng Heavy Machinery in a $26m deal.

28 May 2012

TFI-Hines holds first close for Shari’ah compliant Brazil real estate fund

The TFI-Hines Brazil Income Real Estate Fund has made its first seed acquisition by investing in World Trade Centre complex in Sao Paulo, Brazil, representing the first closing of the fund.

28 May 2012

Vector Capital proposes €186m capital increase for Paris-based Technicolor

Technology-focused private equity firm Vector Capital has requested that shareholders of Paris-based media and entertainment company Technicolor approve a share capital increase of up to €186.4m.

28 May 2012

Thomas H Lee rainmaker steps down after 26 years

news_metal_steps_lrg Veteran private equity investor Scott Schoen has stepped down as vice chairman of Thomas H Lee Partners (THL) after 26 years at the firm.

28 May 2012

Menlo triples return on investment through $150m PowerReviews sale

Menlo Ventures has made a three-times return on its investment by selling its stake in social commerce company PowerReviews for about $150m.

28 May 2012

Canadian cleantech fund Inerjys adds to management team ahead of first close

Montreal-based green growth equity firm Inerjys has hired Jigar Shah and Russell Pullan as partners. It is looking to raise $1bn for cleantech-related investments.

28 May 2012

Malaysian health provider IHH could see IFC backing for public listing

doctors-operate_sq The IFC is planning to take part in the $1.5bn public listing of Malaysia’s Integrated Healthcare Holdings (IHH).

28 May 2012

French PE firm Montefiore anticipates €150m interim close within weeksp

Eric Bismuth Montefiore Investments president - AltAssets Private Equity News French private equity house Montefiore Investments expects to hit a first close of up to €150m for its third fund within weeks, its president has told AltAssets.

28 May 2012

Further de-risking necessary to unlock UK infrastructure investmentp

With up to £250bn required for UK’s ageing infrastructure, the government has been urged to address some of the barriers to greater private investment, in particular mobilising pension funds and other institutional investors to deploy capital.


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