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17 June 2011

Leonard Green, CVC team up for BJ’s Wholesale Club bid

US private equity firm Leonard Green has partnered up with London firm CVC Capital Partners to submit a bid for members-only discount business BJ’s Wholesale Club.

17 June 2011

Rank’s Reynolds Group beats out Silgan for Blackstone’s Graham Packaging

New Zealand conglomerate Rank Group has beaten out Connecticut, US packaging company Silgan to acquire Graham Packaging for $1.68bn.

17 June 2011

Warburg-owned Laredo Petroleum acquires Broad Oak

US oil and gas exploration and extraction company Laredo Petroleum is to acquire fellow Warburg Pincus portfolio company Broad Oak Energy in a deal worth $1bn.

16 June 2011

NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners led $18m round for virtual memory storage company Tintri

California venture capitals NEA and Lightspeed have led an $18m Series C funding round to accelerate the growth of Tintri, a US producer of the world’s only virtual machine (VM)-aware storage appliances.

16 June 2011

Avista picks up glassmaker Anthony International from Aurora

New York private equity firm Avista Capital Partners has acquired Anthony International, a maker of glass doors, from Los Angeles firm Aurora Capital Group.

16 June 2011

HomeAway readies $216m IPO

Venture-backed online holiday home rental company HomeAway has filed to raise up to $216m in a US IPO.

15 June 2011

Google launches $280m rooftop solar fund with SolarCity

Search engine giant Google has set up a $280m fund to help US installation specialist SolarCity get more solar rooftop projects off the ground.

15 June 2011

Blue Point nets six times return on Packers Holdings sale

US private equity firm Blue Point Capital Partners is to sell its interest in food sector cleaning and sanitation services company Packers Holdings to New York firm Harvest Partners. The deal earns Blue Point a 6-time return on the initial investment.

15 June 2011

High Road enlists Gotham Partners’ Daniel Gaspar exec as new VP

New York private equity firm High Road Capital Partners has officially hired Daniel J Gaspar as its new vice president.

15 June 2011

Reynolds Group trumps Silgan bid for Blackstone’s Graham Packaging

The sale of Blackstone-owned moulded plastic packaging company Graham Packaging to Silgan Holdings is in doubt after rival packaging company Reynolds Group submitted a higher bid.

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