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24 April 2012

Lindsay Goldberg-backed PetroLogistics eyes price for $600m IPO

PetroLogistics, a propylene producer backed by US buyout house Lindsay Goldberg and investment firm York Capital, said it expects its initial public offering to be priced at between $19 and $21 per share.

24 April 2012

KSL backs out of Great Wolf bidding war, Apollo favourite to winp

KSL has backed out of a protracted bidding war over Great Wolf Resorts after Apollo Global Management tabled a $7.85 per share offer for the business late last week, leading the private equity heavyweight to emerge as the firm favourite to clinch the deal.

24 April 2012

Bulk of technology sectors see drop in US venture investmentp

The US software industry received the highest level of venture funding for any industries with $1.6bn invested during the first quarter of 2012, though this was still a stark drop from the previous period.

24 April 2012

General Catalyst invests in mass data harnessing company Locu

General Catalyst Partners has led a $4m financing round in data-focused startup Locu, which was launched from the lab run by the man credited with creating the world-wide-web.

24 April 2012

Former CalPERS chief exec accused of conning Apollo Global out of $20m

law-court5_lrg The former head of the largest pension fund in the US has been accused of defrauding private equity investor Apollo Global Management of $20m.

23 April 2012

First Reserve-backed Midstates Petroleum raises $312m through IPO

First Reserve, the energy-focused private equity firm, has raised just $312m from exploration and production company Midstates Petroleum’s rather modest debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

23 April 2012

Carlyle in talks with Sunoco over Philadelphia refinery JV

Global private equity firm Carlyle has entered exclusive talks with Sunoco over a joint venture to operate the biggest oil refinery on the US East Coast, the Nasdaq-listed petroleum manufacturer said on Monday.

23 April 2012

Element Partners, others back Environmental Drilling Solutions MBO

A trio of private equity firms have backed the management buyout of oil and gas drilling control services provider Environmental Drilling Solutions.

23 April 2012

Providence picks up $200m Chernin Group stake from former News Corp founder

news_tech_tv.lrg_ Providence Equity Partners is believed to have bought a $200m stake in California-based media company Chernin Group from former News Corp COO Peter Chernin.

23 April 2012

Sterling Group sells Roofing Supply Group to Clayton Dubilier & Rice

The Sterling Group has agreed to sell roof materials company Roofing Supply Group to fellow private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice.

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