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28 March 2011

Leopard Capital invests in Cambodian professional advisory firm

Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm Leopard Capital has spent $1m on buying a minority stake in an unnamed legal and tax advisory services company in Cambodia.

28 March 2011

Carlyle completes $800m Tsubaki Nakashima acquisition

US private equity firm Carlyle has completed the acquisition of 95.6 per cent of Japanese precisision bearings parts manufacturer Tsubaki Nakashima less than a month after first announcing the deal.

25 March 2011

Partners Group invests in life settlements business

Switzerland-based private equity firm the Partners Group has acquired a stake in life insurance settlements manager Chronos Life Group.

25 March 2011

Duke Street dips into Lion Capital’s Wagamama

UK private equity firm Duke Street has agreed to acquire Japanese restaurant chain Wagamama from consumer-focused firm Lion Capital. The deal value was not disclosed, but reportedly stands at around £215m (€244.5m).

25 March 2011

Partners Group closes infrastructure fund on €500m

Switzerland-based private equity firm Partners Group has closed an infrastructure fund it first launched in 2009 on €500m.

25 March 2011

Edwards sets IPO range

Private equity-backed UK vacuum technology company Edwards is set to go public in an offering that may raise between £350m (€398m) and £450m (€511m), according to reports.

25 March 2011

Montagu acquires Polish TV and radio infrastructure operator Emitel for €425m

London firm Montagu Private Equity is to acquire Polish TV and radio broadcast infrastructure operator Emitel from Telekomunikacja Polska Group.

25 March 2011

Apax acquires Yellow Media’s Trader Corp division for $745m

UK private equity firm Apax Partners has agreed to acquire the online media group Trader Corporation from Canadian internet company Yellow Media for $745m.

25 March 2011

Marfin to raise €941m for Greek buys

Listed Greek private equity firm Marfin Investment Group is to issue new shares worth €256.8m and a convertible bond loan of €684.7m to finance a buying spree in austerity-hit Greece.

24 March 2011

IK buys Offshore Incorporations from Carlyle

Swedish private equity firm IK Investment Partners has bought business services group Offshore Incorporations from Carlyle.

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