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19 July 2011

Tikehau Capital Partners acquires stake in Angelmar

Paris-based investment group Tikehau Capital Partners has acquired an interest in oil transportation company Angelmar Corp, becoming the second shareholder alongside French shipping company Socatra Group.

19 July 2011

FSE Group launches Social Impact fund

The FSE Group has launched its Social Impact Co-Investment fund. It was launched in partnership with financial intermediary Resonance and financed by NESTA and the Panaphur Trust.

18 July 2011

AXA, Neoen take on Verbund’s renewable energy projects

AXA Private Equity, together with energy developer Neoen, has agreed to acquire Poweo ENR group, the renewable energy arm of Austrian electricity company Verbund.

18 July 2011

Starwood heads to Brazil with real estate investment

Global investment group Starwood Capital has agreed to acquire a 33.3 per cent stake in real estate business Brazil MRV Log for BRL250m ($159m), according to reports.

15 July 2011

Boathouse raises $120m for mezzanine debt

Mezzanine debt provider Boathouse Capital has closed its inaugural fund on $120m.

14 July 2011

HarbourVest unveils increased offer for Absolute Private Equity

Private equity group HarbourVest Partners has announced an increased offer price in the public tender offer for Absolute Private Equity, an investment company located in Zug, Switzerland and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

14 July 2011

American Securities closes $753m distressed fund

American Securities Opportunities Fund has closed its second fund with more than $753m of committed capital.

12 July 2011

GA Europe acquires TJ Hughes debt

Restructuring specialist GA Europe has acquired the debt of embattled UK high street retailer TJ Hughes, shortly after the private equity-backed discount fashion retailer called in the administrators.

7 July 2011

Cordiant backs Jordan-India Fertilizer Company project

Canadian emerging markets-focused fund manager Cordiant has committed a $10m loan to the Jordan-India Fertilizer Company (JIFCO) to finance the construction of a $186m new plant.

1 July 2011

Blackstone picks up £1.4bn of RBS debt

US private equity firm Blackstone is to acquire a £1.4bn (€1.5bn) portfolio of risky commercial property loans from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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