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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.

4 June 2010

HSBC discusses possible sale of five PE units

British bank HSBC is in talks concerning the sale of various in-house private equity units to their respective management teams, with five separate spin-outs likely to go ahead should all parties meet in the middle.

4 June 2010

EQT wins Academedia auction

EQT has won the bidding for Swedish education company Academedia. EQT beat out other private equity competitors, including Providence Equity Partners, for the company, which is Sweden’s largest education company.

4 June 2010

GM to drive innovation with new $100m VC fund

General Motors, one of the best-known and biggest US automobile manufacturers in the industry, has decided to play venture capitalist with a new subsidiary designed to help it identify and develop innovative technologies to adopt for its own vehicles.

3 June 2010

New PE derivatives exchange PEFOX set for launch

A private equity derivatives exchange offering participants the chance to take long or short positions on funds for the first time is set to launch within the next month.

3 June 2010

PE-backed Nielsen files for $1.75bn IPO

Private equity-owned Nielsen, the world’s largest TV and consumer measurement company, has filed for an initial public offering that it hopes will raise as much as $1.75bn.

3 June 2010

PAI’s Chr. Hansen raises €416m in IPO

French private equity firm PAI Partners has broken its dry spell with the IPO of portfolio company Chr. Hansen.

3 June 2010

Zeltiq fattens up with $25m Series D

Zeltiq, a California-based developer of non-invasive fat reduction technology, has raised $25m in a Series D funding led by life sciences venture capital firm Aisling Capital.


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