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4 April 2011

Providence Equity Partners acquires government consultant SRA for $1.88bn

US media and communications specialist Providence Equity Partners has acquired NYSE-listed government consulting firm SRA International for $1.88bn in cash.

4 April 2011

KKR swallows Pfizer capsule-maker Capsugel for $2.3bn

US private equity firm KKR is to acquire Capsugel, a maker of hard capsules and other drug delivery systems, from pharma giant Pfizer for $2.3bn.

4 April 2011

Carlyle picks up Halder’s ADA Cosmetics

Private equity major the Carlyle Group has acquired hotel amenity and cosmetics supplier ADA Cosmetics from Halder Private Equity in a secondary buy-out. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

4 April 2011

Alchemy raises European distressed fund

UK private equity firm Alchemy Partners has raised £500m (€568m) to invest in European distressed companies, the largest vehicle raised for the purpose since the financial crisis.

1 April 2011

Deutsche Beteiligungs acquires processing machinery group Romaco for €61m

German listed private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs and its closed-ended DBAG Fund V is to acquire Romaco, a manufacturer of packaging and food processing equipment, through a management buy-out.

1 April 2011

Terra Firma puts Odeon up for sale

UK private equity firm Terra Firma is putting UK cinema chain Odeon & UCI up for sale in a deal that could fetch between £700m (€793.8m)and £1bn (€1.13bn), according to the Financial Times.

1 April 2011

3i’s Northern Europe gains offset by faltering UK

FTSE 100 private equity firm 3i said that strong performance by its Northern European portfolio companies was likely to be tempered by a more muted showing by its UK companies in the face of a sluggish economic recovery.

1 April 2011

Q1 fundraising worst since 2003

Private equity firms worldwide raised $42.3bn across 93 funds in the first quarter of 2011, according to research by Preqin.

1 April 2011

Capital Management Partners closes German turnaround fund on €175m

German private equity firm Capital Management Partners has closed a fund focused on turnaround investments in the country on €175m.

1 April 2011

Permira, Mercapital pick up ACS services unit in €608m deal

UK buy-out major Permira and Spanish firm Mercapital have acquired Clece, the services unit of Actividades de Conscrucción y Servicios (ACS) for an enterprise value of €608m.

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