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7 June 2010

Cinven battles lenders for control of truck parts company JOST

Cinven is battling with lenders and debtholders for control of beleaguered portfolio company JOST Werke, according to Debtwire.

7 June 2010

Evolution One closes South Africa’s first ever cleantech PE fund on ZAR700m

South Africa’s first private equity clean technology fund, Evolution One, has reached its final close with ZAR700m ($94m), having enticed local and foreign investors as well as supranational and sovereign wealth funds.

7 June 2010

Neuberger Berman beats target with $200m distressed fund

Asset manager Neuberger Berman has raised nearly $200m for its latest fund just six weeks after announcing plans to raise cash from investors to take advantage of opportunities in the distressed debt space.

7 June 2010

Cerberus sells remaining stake in pharma company Talecris

Private equity house Cerberus Capital Management has sold its stake in Talecris Biotherapeutics to Spanish pharmaceuticals company Grifols in a deal that puts a $3.4bn price tag on the business.

7 June 2010

Carlyle returns to European dealmaking

New York private equity firm Carlyle has made a return to European dealmaking with a bid for a majority stake in Giannoni France, a Brittany-based manufacturer of heat exchangers for boilers.

7 June 2010

IDFC Private Equity gets behind India’s GMR Energy

India’s IDFC Private Equity has steered an investor group including Argonaut Ventures and Ascent Capital to invest INR4.65bn ($98.6m) in GMR Energy, a Bangalore-headquartered power generation corporation.

4 June 2010

HgCapital calls on CPS Partners for £160m telecoms acquisition

UK private equity house HgCapital has acquired the lion’s share of Manx
Telecom, the largest telecommunications and internet provider in the Isle of Man, for £158.8m (€191m).

4 June 2010

PE-backed TDC drops Swiss merger plans, future of share sale uncertain

The private equity owners of TDC have formally abandoned a merger of the Danish telecoms company’s Swiss arm with France Telecom. The decision, coupled with European market turmoil, puts a big question mark over a planned TDC share sale.

4 June 2010

CDC hires African entrepreneur Valentine Chitalu as director

CDC, the developmental fund of funds backed by the UK government, has appointed a new non-executive director, African entrepreneur Valentine Chitalu.

4 June 2010

Riverside continues to deploy Asia fund with Japan and Australia investments

US lower mid-market firm Riverside Company has signalled its deepening interest in Asia with new investments in Japan and Australia.

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