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11 April 2011

Social VC firm DBL Investors closes second fund on $140m

San Francisco social venture capital firm DBL Investors has closed its second fund on $140m.

11 April 2011

3i drafts in Standard Bank PE team for new Brazil office

UK private equity firm 3i is to expand its presence in Brazil with the establishment of a new office in the fast-growing Latin American economy, and has drafted in a team of Standard Bank Private Equity professionals to run it.

8 April 2011

First Reserve to acquire Metallum for €670m

Energy and resource-focused private equity firm First Reserve is to acquire European metal refining and recycling company Metallum Holdings for €670m.

8 April 2011

Cinven, BC Partners up Amadeus stake sale to ten per cent

UK private equity firms Cinven and BC Partners have sold a 10.1 per cent stake in Spanish travel reservations company Amadeus, raising a total of €613m.

8 April 2011

3i-backed Norma raises €387m in IPO

German industrial engineering business Norma Group, backed by UK private equity firm 3i, has raised €387m in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol NOEJ.

8 April 2011

Activa backs Abrisud MBO

French private equity firm Activa Capital has backed the management buy-out of pool maker Abrisud.

8 April 2011

Deutsche Beteiligungs rolls out of Preh

German listed private equity group Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) is to sell most of its stake in automotive supplier Preh to China’s Joyson Automotive Electronic Holding.

8 April 2011

Langham Hall appointed as administrator for Cubera Nordic secondaries fund

Private equity and real estate fund administrator Langham Hall has been appointed as the Guernsey administrator to Nordic investor Cubera Private Equity’s sixth fund.

8 April 2011

Toys “R” US IPO may be delayed

Private equity-backed retailer Toys “R” Us may postpone a long-anticipated IPO as a result of sluggish sales over the holiday period.

7 April 2011

Private equity drives double digit returns for CalPERS

Private equity was a key driver behind a 12.5 per cent return on the investment portfolio of US pension fund the California Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (CalPERS), despite continuing losses in real estate.


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