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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.

26 August 2014

Flagship Ventures hires Swiss consulting firm co-owner, agri expert as venture partner

RobBerendes Healthcare-focused early-stage investment firm Flagship Ventures has hired Swiss consulting firm co-owner and partner Robert Berendes as a venture partner.

26 August 2014

Lone Star exits stake in German mortgage lender after four years

exit-sign-5_sq Texas-headquartered private equity firm Lone Star Funds has sold its stake in Düsseldorf Mortgage Bank AG to investment manager Attestor Capital and veteran investor Patrick Bettscheider.

26 August 2014

Brookside in buyout deal for electronic cash counting provider

coin-towers-1155329-m Brookside Equity Partners has announced it has invested in electronic cash counting company Tellermate Holdings.

26 August 2014

Apollo in exclusive talks to buy Tranquilidade

lisbon Private equity firm Apollo Global Management is reportedly in exclusive buyout talks with Portuguese insurance business Tranquilidade.

26 August 2014

BGF backs sustainable home energy system supplier Ecovision with £3.6m

Mitsubishi Electric UK private equity investor BGF has backed one of the country’s leading home-focused sustainable energy system suppliers with £3.6m.

22 August 2014

Vision Capital hires Rothschild to look into IPO of UK’s Brighthouse

money-issues-1035776-m Private equity firm Vision Capital has reportedly appointed advisers for a potential IPO of rent-to-own UK retailer Brighthouse.

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