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27 June 2011

Citi Venture Capital International takes stake in Nigeria’s Zenith Bank

Citi Venture Capital International become the lastest private equity firm to invest in Nigeria’s banking sector, taking a stake in Zenith Bank.

24 June 2011

EQT sells alarm company Securitas Direct to Bain, Hellman for €2.3bn in cash

Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners has sold burglar alarm company Securitas Direct to US private equity firms Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman.

24 June 2011

US family offices team up for cleantech investments

A consortium of 11 US family offices, representing a collective net worth in excess of $30bn, have formed a Cleantech Syndicate to invest in the sector over the next five years.

24 June 2011

Carlyle seals $25m Visen Industries investment

US private equity firm Carlyle has made a $25m investment in Visen Industries, an India-based manufacturer of water-based polymers.

24 June 2011

Triton picks up fertiliser maker Compo from K+S Group

European private equity firm triton is to acquire home and garden business Compo from current owner K+S Group.

24 June 2011

Canadian pension consortium Maple ups TMX bid to $3.8bn

Canadian pension fund and banking consortium Maple Group has upped its bid for Toronto Stock Exchange parent TMX as the battle to prevent the merger of the bourse with the London Stock Exchange intensifies.

24 June 2011

Home Retail settles down with Hilco’s Habitat

Restructuring and turnaround investor Hilco UK has sold the brand rights of home furnishing company Habitat UK to Home Retail Group, the parent company of superstore chains Argos and Homebase.

24 June 2011

Spark Ventures banks 15 times return on Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy stake sale

London-based investment firm Spark Ventures has sold half of its stake in Mind Candy, creator of social networking game Moshi Monsters, banking a 15 times return on its investment.

24 June 2011

Azalea Capital picks up Star Packaging, merges with portfolio company

US private equity firm Azalea Capital has acquired Atlanta-based flexible packaging materials maker Star Packaging, and is to merge the business with portfolio company Master Packaging.

23 June 2011

Transphorm closes $25m Series D funding

Power conversion technology provider Transphorm has closed a $25m Series D financing round to accelerate expansion and meet demand for its Total GaN power conversion product.

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