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28 August 2014

Spain’s ProA nears first close for second fund

madrid Spanish private equity firm ProA Capital is reportedly nearing a first close for its second fund.

28 August 2014

Electra reduces stake in asset manager Premier

SONY DSC UK firm Electra Private Equity has agreed to sell a 25.1 per cent stake in asset management group Premier to Elcot Capital Management for £10m.

28 August 2014

Carlyle closes third US collateralised loan fund

road-closed-sign-2-1003255-m Private equity giant The Carlyle Group has closed its collateralised loan obligation (CLO) fund on approximately $816m.

27 August 2014

Private equity firm JF Lehman buys UK-based Aeronautical & GI Holdings

plane-overhead-357020-m Mid-market private equity firm JF Lehman & Company has bought Aeronautical & GI Holdings and its two subsidiaries.

27 August 2014

LBO France bids for Wendel-backed construction company in €290m deal

brick-stack-835403-m Private equity firm LBO France has made a bid to buy Chryso, a subsidiary of construction materials firm Materis from fellow PE house Wendel.

27 August 2014

Tristan Capital Partners exits Czech logistics portfolio for €523m

forklift-321574-m Tristan Capital Partners has sold a 627,000m squared Czech logistics portfolio to PointPark Properties (P3) in a deal worth €523m.

27 August 2014

Riverstone, BNRI in $525m investment deal for North Sea oil exploration company

barents-sea-232758-m Energy-focused private equity firm Riverstone Holdings and Barclays Natural Resource Investments (BNRI) have agreed to invest $200m each in Norway and UK-focused energy company Origo Exploration.

27 August 2014

Warburg Pincus to hire Ziggo CEO as partner

rene Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is set to hire former CEO of Dutch cable business Ziggo René Obermann as a partner.

27 August 2014

SL Capital acquires stake in Pantheon fund

edinburgh Edinburgh-based secondaries investor SL Capital has bought a stake in a European private equity fund managed by Pantheon.

26 August 2014

Gimv exits Covagen after six years

covagen Investment firm Gimv has exited its portfolio company Covagen to an affiliate of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson after more than six years.

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