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30 March 2011

Apollo prices IPO at $19 per share

US private equity firm Apollo Global Management has priced its IPO at the top of its indicative range as it prepares to join Blackstone and KKR on the New York Stock Exchange today.

30 March 2011

3i makes second India infrastructure deal in a week

UK private equity firm 3i’s India Infrastructure fund has paid $45m for a minority stake in energy business Uktal, a subsidiary of Ind-Barath Infra (IBPIL).

30 March 2011

Lyceum bites into EAT

UK mid-market investor Lyceum Capital has acquired a controlling interest in UK sandwich and coffee chain EAT from Penta Capital.

30 March 2011

Kuwaiti fund NorAH invests in Moroccan housing business

Moroccan housing developer Dar Saada has raised MAD1.1bn ($137m) from a consortium of investors including Kuwaiti private equity firm North Africa Holding Company (NorAH) and Abu Dhabi investment fund Aabar Investments.

30 March 2011

Barclays PE, LBO France sell Converteam energy efficiency stake for $3.2bn

The private equity arm of UK bank Barclays and French firm LBO France have sold a 90 per cent stake in energy efficiency company Converteam to US power giant General Electric thorugh its energy division.

29 March 2011

Inflexion invests in healthcare support services company Phlexglobal

UK mid-market firm Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Phlexglobal, a Buckinghamshire-based healthcare support services company.

29 March 2011

Auctus Capital closes third fund on €155m after five months on the road

German private equity firm Auctus Capital Partners has closed its third fund on €155m just five months after fundraising began.

29 March 2011

Lyceum invests £50m in accounting software company Access UK

UK mid-market investor Lyceum Capital has agreed to invest £50m (€56.7m) in Access UK, a business management and accounting software provider with customers including the BVCA and the Bank of England.

29 March 2011

Abu Dhabi Capital Management targeting $100m for secondaries

Emirati alternative investment firm Abu Dhabi Capital Management has launched its first fund targeting secondary private equity investments.

29 March 2011

Endless backs TJ Hughes MBO from Silverfleet Capital

UK private equity firm Endless has backed the management buy-out of discount department store chain TJ Hughes from European mid-market investor Silverfleet Capital.


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