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10 June 2011

BC Partners sells Turkish supermarket unit for $380m

UK private equity firm BC Partners has sold Sok, the discount subsidiary of Turkish supermarket chain Migros Ticaret.

10 June 2011

EU approves Pfizer’s Ferrosan takeover

European Union regulators have greenlit the takeover of Altor portfolio company Ferrosan to pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

10 June 2011

CVC’s Samsonite raises $1.25bn in Hong Kong IPO

CVC Capital Partners portfolio company Samsonite has listed in Hong Kong, raising $1.25bn after cutting the price of its IPO in the face of market uncertainty.

10 June 2011

HgCapital acquires Finnish social care operator Mainio Vire from MB Funds

European private equity investor HgCapital has acquired Mainio Vire, Finland’s largest social care company, from Finnish firm MB Funds.

10 June 2011

Nordic private equity firm CapMan marks eight exits in 18 months

Finnish private equity firm CapMan has completed eight portfolio company exits since January 2010, in the latest indication of the growing health of the Scandinavian private equity market.

10 June 2011

Silver Lake, TPG-backed Avaya files for $1bn IPO

US private equity-owned mobile equipment manufacturer Avaya has filed to raise $1bn in a US IPO.

9 June 2011

Coupons.com snips $200m investment from institutionals

Digital discount promotions website Coupons.com has raised $200m from institutional investors, with up to half the sum to go to employees and early investors.

9 June 2011

EQT sells ISS unit, invests in Dutch port operator

Nordic private equity firm EQT has sold the German damage control unit of Danish facilities management giant ISS, and has acquired a stake in Dutch port terminal business Argos Terminals.

9 June 2011

Unitas, Affinity sell China’s Leader Harvest Power Technologies for $650m

Asia-focused private equity firms Unitas Capital and Affinity Equity Partners have sold acquire Leader Harvest Power Technologies Holdings, a China-based manufacturer of medium voltage drives, to energy management company Schneider.

9 June 2011

Visa picks up venture-backed South African mobile finance company Fundamo for $110m

Payment processing giant Visa is to acquire Fundamo, a venture-backed mobile financial services company based in Cape Town, South Africa for $110m.


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