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18 June 2010

Green investor Ambienta takes stake in European biomass producer Alpin Pellet

Environmental-focused private equity fund Ambienta has invested €2.5m in European biomass producer Alpin Pellet.

18 June 2010

KKR nears deal on Japanese recruitment firm

KKR is nearing a deal on a Japanese recruitment services firm, according to reports. The New York giant could ink an agreement to acquire Intelligence for 32bn yen ($349m) as early as next week.

18 June 2010

Capital Dynamics adds cleantech infrastructure string to its bow

Capital Dynamics, a Swiss firm and one of the biggest private equity fund of funds managers, is now training its eye on the cleantech infrastructure space with a new initiative aimed at what it sees as “real assets”.

18 June 2010

Thomson Reuters buys PE-backed Complinet

Global information giant Thomson Reuters has swollen its product offering by purchasing Complinet, a private equity-backed data provider for compliance and regulatory professionals.

18 June 2010

Citi to raise $3bn for PE and hedge units

US financial services conglomerate Citigroup is planning to raise over $3bn for its private equity and hedge funds, according to Bloomberg.

18 June 2010

KKR inks First major Japan deal

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co has today announced its first major deal in Japan, with the private equity major buying Intelligence, a recruitment services subsidiary of Tokyo-based cable broadcaster Usen, for 32.5bn yen ($358.4m).

18 June 2010

Dubai World Inchcape sale halted over investigation

Embattled Emirati state investor Dubai World’s sale of key asset Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has run adrift as the result of an alleged US Department of Justice (DoJ) investigation into the company, according to the Financial Times.

18 June 2010

Ambienta in €30m industrial cooling systems acquisition

Environmental-focused private equity firm Ambienta has made its latest play by taking over Spig, an industrial cooling systems manufacturer, in a deal that sits at the top end of its investment range of €10m to €30m.

17 June 2010

Inflexion, F&C sell ICS stake to Blackstone

UK mid-market private equity firm Inflexion and F&C Private Equity Trust have sold their stake in portfolio company ICS, reportedly to US private equity firm Blackstone, for between £110m (€131.7m) and £125m (€149.6m).

17 June 2010

Dupont to leave Coller Capital after more than a decade

After more than a decade at the biggest private equity secondaries house in the industry, Daniel Dupont is leaving his post as partner with Coller Capital for pastures new.


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