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21 May 2012

Ironbridge eyes $1bn fund, invests in Southern Cross Dental Laboratories

Ironbridge Capital is planning to launch an A$1bn ($986m) fund in the second half of this year, marking the Australian private equity firm’s third since inception.

21 May 2012

China’s Wanda becomes biggest US cinema company with AMC buy

US buyout giants Carlyle and Apollo Global are among a group of private equity firms exiting their stakes in the world’s largest IMAX cinema operator to China’s Dalian Wanda Group for $2.6bn.

21 May 2012

LDC sells on software group BigHand to Bridgepoint Development Capital for £49m

UK mid-market firm LDC has sold voice productivity software group BigHand to Bridgepoint Development Capital for £49m.

21 May 2012

Nordic Capital runs off with Denmark’s Sport-Master

Nordic Capital has agreed to acquire Danish sporting goods chain Sport-Master for an undisclosed sum.

18 May 2012

Winnebago rejects $321.5m buyout offer from North Street Capital

US motor home giant Winnebago has rejected an unsolicited buyout offer of $321.5m from private equity firm North Street Capital.

18 May 2012

Record results make Canada Pension Plan Investment Board biggest in countryp

graph The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has become the largest pension fund manager in the country after reporting a record $161.6bn of assets in its annual report.

18 May 2012

Trinity Hunt invests in law firm software provider Equivalent Data

Dallas-based private equity firm Trinity Hunt Partners has made a growth investment in fellow Texan company Equivalent Data (EQD).

18 May 2012

Brazil’s Performa teams with Dallas-based GlendonTodd for Toutatis deal

GlendonTodd Capital and Performa Partners have teamed up to buy Brazilian business services company Toutatis.

18 May 2012

US medical device company Zyga completes $25m Series C

spine_bone_lrg Medical device company Zyga Technology has raised $25 million in a Series C financing led by new investor Versant Ventures.

18 May 2012

Big data company Utopia nets $50m from FTV Capital, Liberty Mutual Insurance

US data management company Utopia has closed a $50m growth capital round, led by multi-stage investor FTV Capital and included Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance.


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