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2 June 2011

BAML private equity arm spins out, plans new fund

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has completed the long-anticipated spin-out of its private equity arm, as regulatory pressure mounts on US banks to divest risky assets.

2 June 2011

Venture-backed e-commerce site Newegg pulls $175m IPO

Venture-backed online retailer Newegg has scrapped plans to go public nearly two years after filing to list, in spite of rapacious investor demand for shares in internet companies.

2 June 2011

New Mountain acquires market research company SymphonyIRI

New York growth and MBO investment specialist New Mountain Capital has acquired a majority stake in SymphonyIRI Group, a developer of marketing measurement, software and services.

2 June 2011

Business outsourcing company Stream Global shoots down Trillium Capital takeover bid

New York-listed business process outsourcing (BPO) company Stream Global has rejected a takeover offer from Massachusetts investor and private equity advisory firm Trillium Capital.

2 June 2011

TPG, Torch Hill invest in network services company Artel

The growth arm of US private equity giant TPG has made an equity investment into information technology and managed communications network services company Artel, alongside Torch Hill Investment Partners.

1 June 2011

CD&R cleans up with $4.3bn Diversey sale deal

US private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is to sell cleaning products maker Diversey Holdings to listed packaging materials company Sealed Air Corp in a deal valued at $4.3bn.

1 June 2011

Level Equity raises $120m towards debut fund

US venture capital firm Level Equity Partners has raised $120m towards its first fund.

1 June 2011

Monroe backs Relativity Capital’s Evergreen aircraft storage facility acquisition

US mid-market private equity firm Relativity Capital has acquired the world's largest aircraft storage and maintenance facility from conglomerate Evergreen International Aviation.

1 June 2011

Carlyle affiliate reports 13.6 per cent stake in Triumph Group

A fund affiliated with US private equity firm Carlyle has reported that its stake in recently-listed Triumph Group stands at 13.6 per cent, shortly after the firm cut its holding in the aerospace parts manufacturer.

1 June 2011

KKR sells Hilcorp Resources to Marathon Oil for $3.5bn


US private equity firm KKR has sold the oil and gas exploration joint venture it set up with Hilcorp Energy last year to Marathon Oil for $3.5bn.

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