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27 June 2012

MidOcean Partners, Crestview Partners exit Puerto Rico’s OneLink Communications for $582m

telephone-cable_sq US private equity firms MidOcean Partners and Crestview Partners have agreed to sell Puerto Rican cable TV and telephony company OneLink Communications for $585.25m.

27 June 2012

Corporate venture group Vorwerk, Omnes Capital serve up “seven-figure sum” for Tennis-Point

news_tennis.lrg_ Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of the Vorwerk Group, and Omnes Capital, formerly Credit Agricole Private Equity, are to invest a “mid-seven-figure sum” in tennis e-commerce business Tennis-Point.

27 June 2012

Energy infrastructure firm eyes Q1 2013 close for €500m fundp

Investment firm Solar Investment Group hopes to close its €500m infrastructure fund by the first quarter of 2013 and will look to acquire a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

27 June 2012

Pamplona Capital Management ups Unicredit stake

milan_lrg UK investment manager Pamplona Capital Management has upped its ownership stake in European banking group UniCredit to five per cent.

27 June 2012

Analytics company Jirafe completes $7m Series A round

Analytics company Jirafe has completed its Series A round of funding, raising $7m in growth capital from Foundry Group and FirstMark Capital. FirstRound Capital and O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures also participated.

27 June 2012

Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca backs financial education site DoughMain

Free financial education site DoughMain has received an investment from a private equity fund managed on behalf of Lee Iacocca, the former chairman and CEO of Chrysler Corporation and president of Ford Motor company.

26 June 2012

BVCA inks strategic partnership agreement with UK Trade and Investment

bvca_florman_170sq The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

26 June 2012

KKR diversifies away from corporate buyouts with energy fundp

KKR has closed its maiden natural resource fund with commitments of $1.25bn, marking the global private equity giant’s latest attempt to diversify its operations beyond leveraged buyouts.

26 June 2012

American Securities trounces $3bn target for sixth fund

New York-based buyout house American Securities has closed its sixth private equity fund with commitments of $3.64bn, a vehicle that trumped its $3bn target and is more than 50 per cent larger than its $2.33bn predecessor.

26 June 2012

Fund selection evolves into exact sciencep

adveq_gardella_170sq The process of fund selection continues to evolve for private equity investors as data requests are more easily met and LP analysis becomes ever more sophisticated.


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