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14 May 2012

IVFA targets Manipal Hospitals for fourth Indian healthcare purchase

India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) is set to pay about $93m for a minority stake in Indian healthcare provider Manipal Hospitals, it is understood.

14 May 2012

Apollo-backed Gala Coral sells casino arm to Rank for £205m

dice-casino_sq Gala Coral, the British gaming group that was snatched from the hands of Candover, Cinven and Permira two years ago by Apollo Global and a list of creditors, is selling its casino business to British bingo and casino operator Rank for £205m.

14 May 2012

Syntegra to book date with stock exchange for Moleskine IPO

moleskine-address-book Syntegra Capital has announced plans to list Moleskine after the portfolio company recorded a revenue rise in 2011.

14 May 2012

Baring becomes cornerstone investor in China Yongda IPO

Baring Private Equity Asia has become a cornerstone investor in the Hong Kong initial public offering of China Yongda Automobiles Services, a car dealership operator based in Shanghai.

14 May 2012

Primary Capital backs £35m Leisure Pass Group MBO

new-york5_lrg UK mid-market private equity firm Primary Capital has backed the £35m management buyout of Leisure Pass Group, a company that sells passes for tourist attractions in cities including London, Berlin, Paris and New York.

14 May 2012

Mandarin Capital forms JV with Chinese ratings agency Dagong

milan_lrg Sino European private equity firm Mandarin Capital Partners is understood to have formed a joint venture with China’s Dagong, in a deal that will enable the Beijing-based credit ratings agency to expand into Europe.

14 May 2012

Warburg Pincus enters fray for Future Capital’s finance arm

US private equity giant Warburg Pincus is poised to bid for a stake in Indian financial services company Future Capital Holdings, it is understood.

14 May 2012

Court Square makes first buy in two years with PRV Aerospace buy

fighter-jet-plane-aircraft-military-F22 Court Square Capital has made its first deal in more than two years by purchasing PRV Aerospace from fellow private equity firm Platte River Ventures (PRV).

14 May 2012

Equity Partners Fund to rescue Indian life sciences company Avesthagen

growth2_sq Singapore and Cayman Islands-based private equity firm Equity Partners Fund is understood to be injecting much needed capital into indebted Bangalore-based life sciences company Avesthagen, in a complex transaction worth around $60m.

14 May 2012

Lovell Minnick Partners clinches Commercial Credit Group

Financial services-focused buyout house Lovell Minnick Partners has bought a majority stake in Commercial Credit Group, a commercial and equipment finance company focused on the fleet transportation, waste management, and construction industries.


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