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15 June 2011

Genstar springs for MW Industries

US mid-market investor Genstar Capital has acquired MW Industries, a manufacturer of specialty springs and fasteners.

15 June 2011

Google launches $280m rooftop solar fund with SolarCity

Search engine giant Google has set up a $280m fund to help US installation specialist SolarCity get more solar rooftop projects off the ground.

15 June 2011

Blue Point nets six times return on Packers Holdings sale

US private equity firm Blue Point Capital Partners is to sell its interest in food sector cleaning and sanitation services company Packers Holdings to New York firm Harvest Partners. The deal earns Blue Point a 6-time return on the initial investment.

15 June 2011

High Road enlists Gotham Partners’ Daniel Gaspar exec as new VP

New York private equity firm High Road Capital Partners has officially hired Daniel J Gaspar as its new vice president.

15 June 2011

Reynolds Group trumps Silgan bid for Blackstone’s Graham Packaging

The sale of Blackstone-owned moulded plastic packaging company Graham Packaging to Silgan Holdings is in doubt after rival packaging company Reynolds Group submitted a higher bid.

14 June 2011

Macquarie, Everbright reach $729m first close for China infrastructure fund

Australian asset manager Macquarie has reached a $729m first close on a fund targeting infrastructure opportunities in the greater China region, raised in partnership with local financial services company China Everbright.

14 June 2011

Deutsche Beteiligungs closes expansion capital fund on €242m

German listed private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) has raised €242m for a fund targeting mid-sized companies.

14 June 2011

Helios closes largest ever African PE fund on $900m

Africa-focused private equity firm Helios Investment Partners has closed its second fund on $900m, the largest vehicle ever to focus exclusively on investments on the continent.

14 June 2011

Apax lines up €382m Prosodie deal

UK private equity firm Apax Partners looks set to sell French information technology services group Prosodie after entering exclusive talks with European IT giant Capgemini.

14 June 2011

Private equity-backed Australian Borders, Colorado Group stores to close

The administrators of two private equity-backed Australian store chains are to close a string of outlets, as the Australian retail slump continues.

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