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17 August 2009

Terra Firma looks to prevent EMI defaulting on loan agreement

Private equity firm Terra Firma, owner of the EMI Group, is trying to stop a loan agreement default at EMI’s recorded music unit, according to reports.

14 August 2009

ATP Private Equity Partners to launch fourth fund of funds in Q2 2010

ATP Private Equity Partners, a Danish fund of funds manager, is planning to launch a fourth vehicle in Q2 of next year as a majority of ATP PEP III is already committed.

13 August 2009

Carlyle’s IMO Car Wash falls into banking syndicate’s control

Carlyle-backed IMO Car Wash is to be taken over by its senior lenders in a restructure that will see the private equity firm’s investment and junior lenders’ debt written off.

13 August 2009

Nordic private equity firm Segulah hires former Kraft Foods executive

Segulah, a private equity firm focused on the lower mid-market of the Nordic region, has appointed the former CEO of Kraft Foods Nordic Peter Elving as industrial partner.

12 August 2009

3G femtocells developer secures funding

Ubiquisys, a developer of 3G femtocells, or small cellular base stations, has secured $11m in funding from its existing shareholders to support a range of upcoming commercial operator deployments. The deployments will globally target both the consumer and enterprise markets.

11 August 2009

ADM Capital seeks €300m for recovery fund

ADM Capital is seeking €300m for its recovery fund focusing on Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Turkey (CEECAT).

11 August 2009

Hermes appoints new COO

Hermes Fund Managers has appointed John Mould as its new COO.

11 August 2009

Zeus Private Equity backs MBO of Manchester recruitment business

Zeus Private Equity has backed the £30m (€34.9m) vendor-initiated management buy-out of Air Energi Group, an international recruitment business specialising in the oil and gas industry.

11 August 2009

Electric vehicle company ZAP receives $25m in venture funding

Electric vehicle company ZAP has secured $25m in funding from venture capital fund Cathaya Capital. The company plans to use the capital to accelerate the production and sales of their vehicles in Europe and China.

11 August 2009

Energy efficient technology company VirtenSys receives $16m in venture funding

VirtenSys, a provider of virtualisation technologies for servers and storage platforms, has secured $16m in funding to grow the company’s revenues and broaden its markets and operations worldwide.

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