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22 June 2010

Incline Therapeutics raises $43m Series A funding

Incline therapeutics, a hospital-focused pharmaceutical company, has raised $43m in Series A funding.

22 June 2010

Increased competition threatens PE FoFs

With the number of private equity funds of funds likely to dwindle and competition inversely grow, this method of investing in the asset class is under threat, Partners Group’s executive chairman has told the Financial Times.

22 June 2010

Dubai International Capital seeks cash injection for Alliance Medical

Dubai International Capital, the investment arm of sovereign wealth fund Dubai Holdings, is in talks with lenders in a bid to secure a urgent cash injection for portfolio company Alliance Medical, to prevent the business breaching its debt covenants, according to reports.

22 June 2010

Carlyle files for $300m Booz Allen Hamilton IPO

Carlyle is planning a $300m initial public offering for shares of US government consulting business Booz Allen Hamilton and will pay down debt with the proceeds of the sale.

21 June 2010

JPMorgan in talks to take over Brazilian PE firm

Investment bank JPMorgan Chase is ignoring US legislative reform to prevent such entities from partaking in alternative investment practices by courting Brazilian private equity and hedge fund group Gávea Investimentos, according to the Financial Times.

21 June 2010

TPG tries fashion chain Republic on for size

US private equity firm TPG has picked up young adult fashion chain Republic from retail and consumer specialist Change Capital Partners for a reported £300m (€360.1m).

21 June 2010

TPG senior partner heads to Pacific Alliance Group

Alternative-asset manager Pacific Alliance Group has poached a senior partner from TPG Capital and made him chairman and CEO, ahead of a new pan-Asia buy-out fund.

21 June 2010

Primus Pacific seeks to block takeover of Malaysian lender EON Capital

Hong Kong private equity firm Primus Pacific Partners is attempting to block the takeover of Malaysian lender EON Capital by larger rival Hong Leong Bank, according to reports.

21 June 2010

CalPERS takes 12.7 per cent Gatwick stake

US pension fund the California Public Employees Retirement System has become the latest institutional investor to buy a share of London’s Gatwick airport from buy-out group Global Infrastructure Partners.

21 June 2010

Frog makes three times return on recycling firm SiC Processing

Frog Capital, a London-based investment firm that focuses on cleantech and ICT, has sold its stake in industrial recycling company SiC Processing to venture firm Nordic Capital for an undisclosed sum.


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