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27 June 2012

Gulf Capital in exclusive talks to buy Egyptian medical device maker Haidylenap

Gulf Capital is in exclusive talks to buy a controlling stake in Egyptian medical device maker Haidylena, in a deal that would mark one of the first private equity buyouts in Egypt since the Arab Spring, two people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

27 June 2012

Braemar Energy Ventures closes third VC fund on $300mp

New York-based Braemar Energy Ventures has confirmed it has hit its fundraising target of $300m for its third venture capital fund.

27 June 2012

China reviews fund laws to prevent illegal fundraising, insider trading

china-beijing_sq Chinese lawmakers have begun to review a draft amendment that would impose new regulations on the country's privately offered funds, a move the government hopes will help prevent illegal fundraising and insider trading.

27 June 2012

Ontario Teachers’ in talks to commit to $1bn Srei infrastructure fund

infrastructure4_lrg Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, the $117bn Canadian retirement fund, is understood to be in talks to commit an undisclosed amount to the INR57bn ($1bn) fund currently being raised by India’s Srei Infrastructure Finance.

27 June 2012

South Korean pension fund opens for business in London

NPS, South Korea's $320bn state pension fund, has opened its office in London as part of its plan to double overseas investments and increase its exposure to alternative assets in Europe.

27 June 2012

Sinopharm Capital, Fosun partner for RMB1bn private equity fund

The investment arm of Chinese drug maker Sinopharm has partnered with the pharmaceutical unit of Fosun - China’s largest privately-held conglomerate - to launch an RMB1bn ($157m) private equity fund that will invest in the healthcare industry.

27 June 2012

Billabong founder open to takeover offer

surfing2_sq Gordon Merchant, the founder of beleaguered Australian surfwear brand Billabong, has said he is open to another takeover bid after shunning global buyout giant TPG Capital’s offer earlier this year.

27 June 2012

Francisco favourite to clinch Kewill after Symphony withdraws

US private equity firm Francisco Partners has emerged as the favourite to buy struggling software company Kewill after rival buyout house Symphony declined to table a counter offer, in a sale process that is expected to fetch over £100m.

27 June 2012

UK regional investor LDC adds Keith Holdt to London team

ldc_holdt_170sq UK mid-market private equity house LDC has hired Keith Holdt as an investment director.

27 June 2012

Luxembourg mobile marketing company ZapFi adds €6m from US investor

Luxembourg-headquartered mobile marketing company ZapFi has completed a €6m round of financing from an unnamed US private investor to support its continued growth.


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