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13 February 2012

Blackstone, Advent, CDR mull $4bn DuPont car paint unit buy-out

car-cap_sq New York-listed US chemical giant DuPont has launched the sale process for its car paint unit, in a $4bn sale that has attracted early interest from global private equity majors including Blackstone, Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Advent International.

13 February 2012

CalPERS streamlines committee structure

news_calpers_lrg Us pension fund CalPERS has announced plans to implement changes to its committee structure following a comprehensive review of its governance policies and practices.

13 February 2012

WeFundVentures.com launches to target US internet marketing sector

WeFundVentures.com, a venture capital firm focused on digital marketing, SEO/PPC and media buying, has been established.

10 February 2012

Investment income boosts Canada Pension Plan assets in 2011

The Canada Pension Plan ended the third quarter of 2011 with assets of $152.8bn, up $520m from $152.3bn at the end of the second quarter on 30 September 2011.

10 February 2012

Hard hit private equity industry must remain open for businessp

While private equity has enjoyed a particularly high profile start to 2012, much of the attention has been of the critical kind, with Bain Capital founder Mitt Romney’s race for the Republican candidacy drawing attacks from both the public and the media.

10 February 2012

Apollo suffers $300m loss in 2011

graphdown_lrg Private equity major Apollo Global Management suffered a $300m loss last year due to a dip in the fair value of its private equity and capital markets operations, a figure shadowed by the bumper $1.32bn reaped by the firm the previous year.

10 February 2012

Morgenthaler Private Equity exits engine manufacturer Phillips & Temro

engineer_lrg US lower mid-market firm Morgenthaler Private Equity has sold Phillips & Temro Industries, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of diesel engine components.

10 February 2012

Noble Biomaterials closes $8m from Toronto-based Northwater Capital’s Intellectual Property Fund.

bacteria_170sq Noble Biomaterials closes $8m from Toronto-based Northwater Capital’s Intellectual Property Fund.

10 February 2012

China’s EXIM bank forms Canadian partnership for $1bn natural resources fundp

logging_l A Canadian financial services firm has revealed its intention raise a $1bn fund with the Import Export Bank of China, as the Asian behemoth looks to tap into North American sustainable natural resource opportunities.

10 February 2012

Ticketing website TiqIQ closes Series A from Contour, iNovia

Ticketing website TiqIQ has closed a Series A financing led by Contour Venture Partners, with participation from seed and early stage venture capital firm iNovia Capital and business angels, including Joe Zawadzki, CEO of digital media site MediaMath.

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