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24 July 2014

CVC to pull in $360m dividend from latest Formula One refinancing

renault-f1-car-386652-m Motor sports company Formula One is reportedly set to pay a $1bn dividend to its shareholders after refinancing a $3.8bn loan, with $360m heading straight for the coffers of private equity backer CVC Capital Partners.

24 July 2014

Asia’s CLSA teams with Korean tyre maker Nexen for co-investment fund

news_tyres_lrg Asian alternative asset manager CLSA Capital Partners has reportedly launched a KRW300bn ($295m) co-investment fund alongside Korean tyre maker Nexen.

24 July 2014

KKR, Apollo move ahead of private equity pack for RBS Irish unit deal

Ulster Bank US buyout houses KKR and Apollo have emerged as frontrunners to buy Ulster Bank from state-backed UK lender the Royal Bank of Scotland.

24 July 2014

Shasta, Founders Fund in $3.6m financing for Australian website design platform

pattern Shasta Ventures and Founders Fund have joined a $3.6m funding round for website design platform Canva.

24 July 2014

TPG, Carlyle eye more than $2bn from Healthscope IPO stake sale

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Private equity majors TPG Capital and The Carlyle Group are hoping to rake in A$2.25bn ($2.1bn) from selling down their stakes in Australian hospital company Healthscope through its imminent IPO.

24 July 2014

Darby taps third Asia fund to back India, UK infra company Enzen

indian-flag-1430532-m Darby Private Equity has drawn down cash from its third Asia Opportunities Fund to invest in engineering and consulting farm Enzen Global Solutions.

24 July 2014

CVC eyes new $750m tech fund to follow €10.5bn buyout vehicle

binary_tech_170sq CVC Capital Partners is reportedly back in the fundraising market for a $750m growth vehicle to follow up the €10.5bn mega fund it closed last year.

24 July 2014

African Development Partners II nearly at $500m targetp

news_africa.lrg The second Africa-focused fund from Development Partners International is close to its $500m target with $412m LP commitments registered so far.

24 July 2014

Topspin turns back to fundraising seven years after closing debut vehiclep

spinning-top_lrg Lower mid-market US private equity firm Topspin Partners is back in the market for its second fund seven years after closing its debut vehicle, AltAssets can reveal.

23 July 2014

Eurazeo could lose up to €40m as 3S Photonics files for bankruptcy following flood damage to product line

boys-green-eye-1405557-m Eurazeo-backed 3S Photonics has filed for bankruptcy with the French commercial court following a loss of its main product line due to severe floods in Thailand.

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