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13 February 2012

Apax, Vodafone eye £700m Cable & Wireless sale

London-based private equity firm Apax Partners is eyeing the sale of beleaguered telecoms company Cable & Wireless Worldwide, in a £700m sale that has also attracted interest from mobile phone major Vodafone.

13 February 2012

Bob Geldof’s 8 Miles raises $200m for African private equity

africa-tanzania_sq African private equity firm 8 Miles has completed a first close of its first fund, with commitments of $200m.

13 February 2012

Emerging markets investor Rohatyn to acquire stake in Asian infrastructure firm CapAsia

Emerging markets investor The Rohatyn Group has agreed to acquire a 60 per cent stake in Singapore-based mid-market infrastructure private equity firm CapAsia from Malaysian banking group CIMB.

13 February 2012

WeFundVentures.com launches to target US internet marketing sector

WeFundVentures.com, a venture capital firm focused on digital marketing, SEO/PPC and media buying, has been established.

13 February 2012

Rockpool to address debt financing issues for British SMEsp

MattTaylor1_sq Former Foresight VCT veteran Matt Taylor, Hotbed founder Gary Robbins and high profile fund manager Nicola Horlick have pooled their expertise to form Rockpool Investments, and aim to address the lack of debt funding in the British SME space.

10 February 2012

Investment income boosts Canada Pension Plan assets in 2011

The Canada Pension Plan ended the third quarter of 2011 with assets of $152.8bn, up $520m from $152.3bn at the end of the second quarter on 30 September 2011.

10 February 2012

LVMH, CITIC take $200m stake in Chinese fashion giant Ochirly

L Capital Asia, the private equity arm of iconic luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, has partnered with Shanghai-based investment firm CITIC Group to buy a ten per cent stake in Chinese women’s fashion giant Ochirly for $200m.

10 February 2012

Hard hit private equity industry must remain open for businessp

While private equity has enjoyed a particularly high profile start to 2012, much of the attention has been of the critical kind, with Bain Capital founder Mitt Romney’s race for the Republican candidacy drawing attacks from both the public and the media.

10 February 2012

Crédit Agricole Private Equity invests in IT consultancy e-Frontech

The private equity arm of French banking major Crédit Agricole has partnered with IT veteran Edith Letournel for the buy-in management buy-out of consultancy e-Frontech.

10 February 2012

Apollo suffers $300m loss in 2011

graphdown_lrg Private equity major Apollo Global Management suffered a $300m loss last year due to a dip in the fair value of its private equity and capital markets operations, a figure shadowed by the bumper $1.32bn reaped by the firm the previous year.


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