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20 July 2011

Russian cleantech fund set up by family office

German family investment firm Wermuth Asset Management and Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan are looking for additional investors to commit capital to their newly-launched clean technology fund.

19 July 2011

Tikehau Capital Partners acquires stake in Angelmar

Paris-based investment group Tikehau Capital Partners has acquired an interest in oil transportation company Angelmar Corp, becoming the second shareholder alongside French shipping company Socatra Group.

19 July 2011

Ex First Solar CEO launches True North venture firm

Co-founder and former CEO of First Solar Mike Ahearn has launched a $300m venture capital company, True North Venture Partners, to invest in early-stage cleantech companies.

19 July 2011

LDC looks good with MBO of Original Additions

LDC, the mid-market private equity division of Lloyds, has announced the secondary management buy-out of beauty accessories supplier Original Additions for an undisclosed sum.

19 July 2011

Golden Gate lines up exit for U.S. Silica Holdings

Silica producer U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (USS) has filed plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock worth up to $200m, lining up potential exit for Golden Gate Private Equity.

19 July 2011

FSE Group launches Social Impact fund

The FSE Group has launched its Social Impact Co-Investment fund. It was launched in partnership with financial intermediary Resonance and financed by NESTA and the Panaphur Trust.

19 July 2011

SeeSaw saved by Criterion investment

Struggling television and entertainment website SeeSaw has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by a consortium of investors led by turnaround group Criterion Capital Partners.

19 July 2011

VTB Capital takes $550m stake in En+ Group

Russian investment firm VTB Capital has acquired a 4.35 per cent stake in En+ Group from Basic Element for $500m.

19 July 2011

KKR teams with Munich Re for Grupo T-Solar deal

Private equity giant KKR has partnered with insurance group Munich Re to acquire a 49 per cent equity stake in European solar photovoltaic power generator Grupo T-Solar.

19 July 2011

Nordic generates 5x return with Atos sale to EQT

Nordic Capital has sold Swedish medical device company Atos to EQT for €300m, according to a source familiar with the deal.


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