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28 July 2014

Permira-backed Bestinvest sells insurance arm

sold-sale-exit-deal Permira-backed financial services company Bestinvest has sold its insurance-broking subsidiary Lovat Insurance Brokers to Towergate Insurance.

28 July 2014

Vince Cable calls in regulator for OpCapita-backed Comet administrators

old-brown-suitcase-2-1049630-m The administrators involved in the sale of failing high street chain Comet to equity firm OpCapita have been referred to their regulatory body by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

28 July 2014

AnaCap, HIG, Deutsche in €495m record deal for Romanian loan portfolio

peles-castle-1-1263697-m Private equity firm Anacap Financial Partners has bought a €495m portfolio of loans from Volksbank Romania together with HIG and Deutsche Bank.

28 July 2014

Hutton Collins looks to sell Fund III stakes

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA UK-based private equity firm Hutton Collins is reportedly looking to sell stakes in its €600m 2009-vintage Fund III.

28 July 2014

Sanofi’s $8.5bn mature drug portfolio draws private equity interest

green pills A trio of private equity majors are reportedly interested in French pharmaceutical company Sanofi’s $8.5bn portfolio of older, off-patent drugs.

28 July 2014

UniCredit looks to sell private equity holdings

italia Italian banking group UniCredit is reportedly nearing a deal to sell part of its private equity holdings after a similar transaction last year.

28 July 2014

Cerberus acquires £625m real estate loan portfolio from NAB

real estate National Australia Bank has agreed to sell a £625m portfolio of distressed UK real estate loans to US private equity firm Cerberus Global Investors.

28 July 2014

Club Med board recommends Bonomi’s bid

gulls The board of French holiday group Club Mediterranee has endorsed a €790m bid from Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi.

25 July 2014

LLR and Newspring-backed software company in €250m sale to trade partner Dassault Systèmes

sale-1306463-m Private equity firms LLR Partners and Newspring Capital have handed over their shares in software provider Quintiq to Dassault Systèmes in a deal worth about €250m.

25 July 2014

Advent-led consortium in bid for struggling Balkan banking giant

Balkans Global buyout house Advent International is reportedly has reportedly teamed up with a Bulgarian-Russian consortium to bid for Hypo Alpe Adria’s Balkan bank network.

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