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19 June 2012

Tenaya, Sequoia Growth lead $65m Series D financing for Kaminario

New investors Tenaya Capital and Sequoia Capital Growth Equity have brought computer storage solutions company Kaminario’s total financing to $65m through a Series D round.

19 June 2012

KKR recoups £1.2bn equity investment in Alliance Boots

boots-6_sq KKR has almost recouped its initial equity investment in European health and beauty giant Alliance Boots though the sale of a 45 per cent stake to Walgreens, in a deal that will cement the US rival’s position as the world’s largest pharmacy chain.

19 June 2012

RRJ eyeing $5bn Asia vehicle a year after closing maiden fundp

RRJ Capital is planning one of the biggest-ever Asia-focused investment vehicles by targeting a $5bn fundraise less than a year after closing its maiden fund.

19 June 2012

Aussie business owners shun private equityp

melbourne_sq Just five per cent of private business owners in Australia would consider private equity as a source of capital when seeking funds for investment, according to new research.

19 June 2012

CapMan Russia takes stake in Vital Development Corp

russia3_lrg CapMan Russia has bought a 25 per cent stake in Vital Development Corp, a Russian producer of equipment and reagents for laboratory analysis.

19 June 2012

Blackstone defers payments to India’s Visa Power

forge_hot_coal_170sq Global private equity firm Blackstone has reportedly deferred payments to Visa Power after the Indian power producer failed to meet certain milestones agreed with the firm, reflecting the widespread challenges facing the country's energy sector.

19 June 2012

Centerbridge takes control of Wastequip following recap

New York-based buyout house Centerbridge Partners has become the majority owner of waste and recycling equipment manufacturer Wastequip following a recapitalisation.

19 June 2012

CVC buys stake in Chinese footwear maker C.banner

The Asia Pacific arm of global buyout major CVC Capital Partners has invested in Hong Kong-listed women’s footwear maker C.banner through a combination of secondary share and bond purchases.

19 June 2012

Merrill Lynch Capital ups stake in India’s Glodyne

Merrill Lynch Capital has increased its stake in Indian IT services company Glodyne through a $2m share purchase.

19 June 2012

Syntegra Capital-backed notebook maker Moleskine plans IPO

milan_lrg Moleskine, the iconic Italian notebook maker backed by European mid-market private equity firm Syntegra Capital, has hired investment banks to launch an initial public offering of its common stock later this year.


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