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30 March 2011

Blue Wolf catches American Builders Supply

New York-based mid-market private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners has acquired Florida-based door and window supplier American Builders Supply (ABS) for an undisclosed sum.

30 March 2011

Apollo prices IPO at $19 per share

US private equity firm Apollo Global Management has priced its IPO at the top of its indicative range as it prepares to join Blackstone and KKR on the New York Stock Exchange today.

30 March 2011

3i makes second India infrastructure deal in a week

UK private equity firm 3i’s India Infrastructure fund has paid $45m for a minority stake in energy business Uktal, a subsidiary of Ind-Barath Infra (IBPIL).

30 March 2011

Lyceum bites into EAT

UK mid-market investor Lyceum Capital has acquired a controlling interest in UK sandwich and coffee chain EAT from Penta Capital.

29 March 2011

Warburg Pincus acquires ambulance and fire protection company Rural/Metro

US private equity firm Warburg Pincus has acquired Rural/Metro Corporation, a US national provider of ambulance and private fire protection services.

29 March 2011

Index Ventures turns on to Silicon Roundabout

London venture capital firm Index Ventures is to establish an office in the east end of the city to capitalise on attempts to build up a venture capital and innovation hub in the area.

29 March 2011

Danish pension funds acquire 50 per cent wind farm stake for €804m

Two Danish pension funds are to acquire a 50 per cent stake in a wind farm in the country from state-owned utility Dong Energy for DKK6bn (€804.5m).

29 March 2011

Inflexion invests in healthcare support services company Phlexglobal

UK mid-market firm Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Phlexglobal, a Buckinghamshire-based healthcare support services company.

29 March 2011

Auctus Capital closes third fund on €155m after five months on the road

German private equity firm Auctus Capital Partners has closed its third fund on €155m just five months after fundraising began.

29 March 2011

Lyceum invests £50m in accounting software company Access UK

UK mid-market investor Lyceum Capital has agreed to invest £50m (€56.7m) in Access UK, a business management and accounting software provider with customers including the BVCA and the Bank of England.


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