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25 June 2012

PE firms Adenium, Foresight build portfolio of solar assets with €125m Italian deal

Investment firm Adenium Energy Capital has acquired a stake in a 29MW portfolio of grid-connected solar plants across Italy, with an enterprise value of €125m, with the assets to be jointly managed by private equiity firm Foresight Group.

25 June 2012

Carlyle enters A$1.9bn refinancing talks for Australia’s Coates Hire

Global buyout firm Carlyle has reportedly entered discussions to refinance A$1.9bn ($1.9bn) in loans it used to back the buyout of Australian equipment hire company Coates Hire four years ago, Reuters reported on Friday.

25 June 2012

Tough economic climate “bodes well” for distressed deal pipeline, Better Capitalp

The challenging market conditions bodes well for distressed opportunities at attractive valuations, according to listed private equity firm Better Capital, which today released its annual report.

25 June 2012

PE trumps S&P 500 over both short, long-term horizonsp

growth2_sq Private equity consistently outperforms the public market over both near and long-term horizons, according to new research.

25 June 2012

Cinven inks first two investments from fifth fund

European private equity group Cinven has made the first two investments its fifth fund, which has already raised €3.5bn of its €5bn target.

25 June 2012

Investors urged to “make their voices heard” to improve PE industryp

Investors expect private equity to win a greater share of balanced investment portfolios over the next three to five years, but also recognise that LPs, GPs and governments must all change how they behave towards the industry.

25 June 2012

Bain clinches largest Japan private equity deal of the year

Bain Capital has agreed to buy a 50 per cent stake in Japanese television shopping company Jupiter Shop Channel for a reported value of about JPY100bn ($1.24bn), marking the biggest private equity-backed deal in Japan this year.

25 June 2012

Bowmark clinches £60m IVF clinic deal

Bowmark Capital has reportedly beaten Inflexion and Vitruvian Partners to buy Britain’s biggest fertility clinic, in a deal that is understood to have cost the UK mid-market private equity firm around £60m.

25 June 2012

KKR secures $3bn for second Asia fund

vietnam-hanoi_sq Global buyout giant KKR has secured over $3bn for its second Asia fund, a $6bn vehicle that will rank as the biggest ever raised to target investments in the region, according to a securities filing dated 22 June.

25 June 2012

W Fund launches to target Washington university spin-outs

The US state of Washington has seen the launch of the W Fund, a university-focused venture fund that aims to invest nearly $20m over the next four years in start-ups spinning out of the University of Washington and other research institutions across the state.


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