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6 April 2011

Zurmont Madison acquires engineering outsourcer CCS Group

Swiss firm Zurmont Madison Private Equity has acquired majority stake in electronic engineering and manufacturing outsourcing company CCS Group.

6 April 2011

Infrastructure fundraising stalls in first quarter, set to speed up

Two unlisted infrastructure funds closed in the first quarter of 2011, raising a total of just $578m, the lowest quarterly total since 2004, according to Preqin.

6 April 2011

Warburg Pincus to sell opthalmic specialist Inspire stake to Merck

US private equity major Warburg Pincus is to exit its entire 28 per cent stake in Nasdaq-listed Inspire Pharmaceuticals, as the company is acquired by pharma giant Merck in a $430m deal.

6 April 2011

Investcorp Technology acquires accomodation booker eviivo in £30m deal

The technology arm of Bahraini investment firm Investcorp has acquired eviivo, a UK accomodation booking business, at a valuation of £30m (€34.1m).

6 April 2011

Sagard sells Kiloutou to PAI Partners for €535m

French firm Sagard Private Equity has sold construction equipment rental company Kiloutou to PAI Partners for €535m.

6 April 2011

KKR and founder to buy out Yageo for $1.6bn

Private equity giant KKR and TM Chen, the founder and chairman of Taiwanese electronics business Yageo, are set to buy out 100 per cent of the company’s equity for TWD$47bn ($1.6bn).

6 April 2011

GMT picks up Thomson Reuters Scandinavian unit

UK-based telecommunications and media-focused private equity firm GMT has acquired the legal, tax and accounting businesses of Thomson Reuters in Denmark and Sweden.

5 April 2011

Brainworks Capital Management launches $20m debut fund

news_worldmap_lrg Brainworks Capital Management has launched its debut fund Brainworks Capital Fund I with a target of $20m, having already secured $6.8m, according to Private Equity Africa. The fund will target Zimbabwe’s agriculture, financial services, mining and telecommunications sectors, aiming to achieve an IRR of 30 per cent in equity stakes of between 15 and 30[...]

5 April 2011

AMP Capital raises €241m for infrastructure debt fund

Australian fund manager AMP Capital has raised €241m for an infrastructure debt fund and made its first investment, a £40m (€45m) loan to a UK rolling stock company specialising in the leasing of passenger trains and freight locomotives.

5 April 2011

StanChart makes $75m mezzanine investment in Bahraini company

Standard Chartered Private Equity has made a $75m mezzanine investment in Hassan Mohammed Jawad & Sons, a family business based in Manama in Bahrain.

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