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17 May 2012

Smedvig Capital exits advertising group Ocean Outdoor to LDC

IMAX Development capital firm Smedvig Capital has sold advertising company Ocean Outdoor to mid-market private equity house LDC.

17 May 2012

Providence hits $4.5bn mark for latest media buyout fund

Media-focused private equity firm Providence Equity partners has raised up to $4.5bn for its seventh buyout fund, it is understood.

16 May 2012

TA Associates surges to $1bn first close for seventh A&P buyout fundp

TA Associates is understood to have cleared a $1bn first close for its seventh buyout vehicle just months after it was launched.

16 May 2012

Global private equity following Latin American lead to grow companiesp

south-america-map Private equity investors around the globe are becoming more hands-on in their portfolio companies due to the benchmark set in Latin America, new research has suggested.

16 May 2012

Priveq buys Inwido Home Improvement from Ratos

drill-diy-construction-wood Priveq Capital has bought the home improvement arm of Inwido from Swedish buyout house Ratos for about $27m.

16 May 2012

River Associates hits $222m final close for sixth fund

river-canyon Lower mid-market private equity firm River Associates Investments (RAI) has beaten its fundraising target by closing its latest investment vehicle on $222m.

16 May 2012

Accel, Sequoia team up for $70m Qualtrics investment

magnifying-glass_lrg Frequent venture partners Accel and Sequioa have made their largest ever co-investment through a $70m funding deal for research company Qualtrics.

16 May 2012

German venture firm Earlybird hires Linkedin co-founder

konstantin_sq Earlybird, a Berlin-based venture capital firm with more than $700m of assets under management, has taken on Linkedin co-founder Konstantin Guericke as a venture partner.

16 May 2012

RDIF, Macquarie ink Russia’s biggest ever PE-backed power sector deal

enel-russia_sq.jpg A private equity consortium comprised of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Xenon Capital Partners' Rusenergo Fund, AGC Equity Partners and the Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund has bought a 26.43 per cent stake in Russian power producer OJSC Enel OGK-5.

16 May 2012

Belgian’s Gimv exits Accent Jobs stake to Naxicap Partners

Belgian’s Gimv is selling its 33 per cent stake in recruitment and selection agency Accent Jobs to French private equity firm Naxicap Partners.


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