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12 May 2011

3i delivers in spite of portfolio laggards

UK listed private equity firm 3i has delivered better-than-expected full-year results, following a muted pre-close announcement last month.

12 May 2011

New Mexico State Investment Council files pay-to-play lawsuits

US state investor the New Mexico State Investment Council (SIC) has become the latest endowment to file charges against former personnel over alleged “pay-to-play” activities, where commitments fund commitments were made in exchange for kickbacks.

12 May 2011

Blackfin leads €57m Kepler Capital investment

French private equity firm Blackfin Capital Partners has led a group of four investors to take a 49.9 per cent minority stake in financial intermediary Kepler Capital Markets.

12 May 2011

Venture-backed Sequans Communications goes public in New York

Venture-backed French semiconductor company Sequans has gone public in New York, pricing its shares at $10 apiece, selling 6.7 million to raise $67m.

12 May 2011

EU greenlights First Reserve Finmeccanica power unit acquisition

European regulators have cleared the acquisition of a 45 per cent stake in the power subsidiary of Italian aerospace company Finmeccanica by energy-focused private equity firm First Reserve.

12 May 2011

Warburg invests in India’s Diligent Power

Us private equity firm Warburg Pincus is to make an investment into Diligent Power Private, a coal-based thermal power project developer.

12 May 2011

Segulah acquires personal care companies CCS and Opus Health Care

Swedish private equity firm Segulah is betting on the Swedish personal health industry with the acquisition of CCS and Opus Health Care.

12 May 2011

Thoma Bravo locks down Tripwire acquisition

US private equity firm Thoma Bravo is to acquire Tripwire, a Portland-headquartered IT and security compliance company.

11 May 2011

Norwest sells photonic solutions company CVI to Idex for $400m

US private equity firm Norwest Equity Partners has sold photonic solutions provider CVI Melles Griot to industrial group Idex for $400m in cash.

11 May 2011

World Bank head calls for increased PE investment into developing markets

Private equity is key to catalysing private sector development in emerging markets, according to the head of the World Bank.


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