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23 June 2011

CapMan sheds real estate consultancy business

Finnish private equity firm CapMan is to sell its real estate consulting business to part of its management team.

23 June 2011

AlpInvest, Advent sell Nucletron for €365m

Dutch fund of funds investor AlpInvest and US private equity firm Advent International have exited their stakes in oncology therapy business Nucletron as the company is acquired by oncology and brain disorder treatment specialist Elekta.

23 June 2011

GE leads $63m investment in ten home energy companies

US energy giant General Electric (GE) has backed ten home energy start-up companies for a total of $63m, alongside venture partners Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Rockport Capital and Foundation Capital.

23 June 2011

Riverside Partners’ Alteris Renewables to merge with Real Goods Solar

US mid-market private equity investor Riverside Partners is to merge portfolio company Alteris Renewables with publicly traded solar company Real Goods Solar.

23 June 2011

CapMan acquires 76 per cent stake in Solera

Private equity investor CapMan is to acquire a 76 per cent stake in Nordic alcoholic beverage import and distributing company Solera via its CapMan Buyout IX fund.

23 June 2011

Transphorm closes $25m Series D funding

Power conversion technology provider Transphorm has closed a $25m Series D financing round to accelerate expansion and meet demand for its Total GaN power conversion product.

23 June 2011

Blackstone’s Vanguard performs below expectations in IPO

Private equity-backed hospital operator Vanguard Health Systems has performed below expectations in its US IPO, raising $450m.

23 June 2011

Carlyle gets into the driver’s seat with RAC in £1bn deal

US private equity firm Carlyle is to acquire UK automotive assistance company RAC from insurance group Aviva in a deal with an enterprise value of £1bn.

23 June 2011

Warburg plans new fund, enlists Joel Mandelbaum as entrepreneur in residence

US firm Warburg Pincus is to become the latest buy-out house to return to market, with plans to raise a new fund.

22 June 2011

Electra Partners makes €26m secondary investment in Steadfast’s Fund II, commits to Fund III

UK fund manager Electra Partners is to continue its relationship with German investor Steadfast Capital, making a €26m secondary commitment to the firm’s second fund, and pledging a cornerstone investment to its next vehicle.

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