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5 May 2011

KKR invests in Australian metal recycling group CMA

US private equity firm KKR is to invest in Australian recycling group CMA Corporation, in a deal said to be worth $90m.

5 May 2011

Cerberus’ Focus calls in administrators

Private equity-owned UK home improvement chain Focus has called in the administrators, leaving its 175 stores at the risk of closure.

5 May 2011

3i may face takeover bids, says analyst

FTSE 100 private equity firm 3i may face takeover bids if its share price continues to trade at a “sizeable” discount, according to stockbroking and advisory firm Oriel Securities.

4 May 2011

GMT banks four times return on $350m Bigpoint exit

UK media and telecoms-focused investor GMT Partners has made a four times return on the partial sale of its majority stake in German online gaming company Bigpoint.

4 May 2011

General Atlantic-backed “Chinese Facebook” RenRen sets $743m IPO at top of indicative range

China social networking giant RenRen has set the indicative range for a New York IPO that could stand to raise $743.3m.

4 May 2011

EIG Global closes energy fund on $4bn

Energy infrastructure-focused investor EIG Global Energy Partners has closed its first fund since spinning out from investment group TCW last year, holding a final close on $4bn.

4 May 2011

Private equity buoys ten per cent ENI jump for KKR

Listed private equity firm KKR has posted a ten per cent rise in the value of its economic net income (ENI) for the quarter to 31 March 2011 to $742.5m, driven by an appreciation in the value of its private equity investments.

4 May 2011

CVC to investigate F1 ‘bribery’ scandal

UK-based private equity group CVC has launched an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding its acquisition of Formula One motor racing.

4 May 2011

KKR, TPG eye up Brazilian talent

US private equity majors TPG and KKR are combing Brazil for senior personnel to lead the offices they are looking to set up in the country.

4 May 2011

Cerberus wins $1.1bn Innkeepers USA auction

US private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has won an auction to acquire the bulk of assets held by bankrupt US real estate investment trust Innkeepers USA Trust.


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