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1 June 2011

Gores invests in clothing company Big Strike

Los Angeles-based private equity firm The Gores Group has made an investment in clothing company Big Strike. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

1 June 2011

Spanish VC firm Nauta Capital closes third fund on $150m

Spanish venture firm Nauta Capital has closed its third fund on $150m nearly two years after holding a first close.

1 June 2011

CD&R cleans up with $4.3bn Diversey sale deal

US private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is to sell cleaning products maker Diversey Holdings to listed packaging materials company Sealed Air Corp in a deal valued at $4.3bn.

1 June 2011

Sentica Partners merges Citec Engineering, Citec Information

Finnish private equity firm Sentica Partners is to create a new business, Citec Group, through the acquisition of Citec Engineering and Citec Information.

1 June 2011

Level Equity raises $120m towards debut fund

US venture capital firm Level Equity Partners has raised $120m towards its first fund.

1 June 2011

Rothschild, Wellington Partners co-lead €13m investment round in brain stimulation therapy developer

Minority investment specialist Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has co-led a €13m investment round in brain stimulation therapy developer Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation alongside European venture capital firm Wellington Partners.

1 June 2011

Monroe backs Relativity Capital’s Evergreen aircraft storage facility acquisition

US mid-market private equity firm Relativity Capital has acquired the world's largest aircraft storage and maintenance facility from conglomerate Evergreen International Aviation.

1 June 2011

AMP Capital named as part of preferred bidder consortium for £316.6m UK offshore wind transmission project


Australian fund manager and infrastructure investor AMP Capital has been named as part of the preferred bidder consortium to own and operate the high voltage transmission link to the 500MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in a deal valued at £316.6m (€360.7m).

1 June 2011

Carlyle affiliate reports 13.6 per cent stake in Triumph Group

A fund affiliated with US private equity firm Carlyle has reported that its stake in recently-listed Triumph Group stands at 13.6 per cent, shortly after the firm cut its holding in the aerospace parts manufacturer.

1 June 2011

KKR sells Hilcorp Resources to Marathon Oil for $3.5bn


US private equity firm KKR has sold the oil and gas exploration joint venture it set up with Hilcorp Energy last year to Marathon Oil for $3.5bn.


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