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16 February 2011

Oaktree unable to invest whole fund

Turnaround specialist Oaktree Capital has returned $3bn from its $10bn distressed investment fund to investors, according to the Financial Times.

16 February 2011

Chinese regulators to let brokers run PE funds

China’s securities regulator is set to allow some brokerages to operate their own private equity funds for the first time, Reuters reports.

15 February 2011

Advent, Taros ready €400m Raet sale

US private equity firm Advent International and Dutch firm Taros Capital are readying Dutch payroll and human resources services provider Raet for a sale that could fetch up to €400m.

15 February 2011

HIG Capital acquires German recycling group DSD

The European arm of US buy-out firm HIG Capital has acquired Duales System Deutschland, the German recycling group bought out by its management from KKR’s ownership late last year.

15 February 2011

Tchenio retires, Misrahi takes over Apax France

Maurice Tchenio, head of Apax France, has retired from the firm, with Eddie Misrahi taking over as chairman and CEO.

15 February 2011

LDC locks up Kee Safety stake

UK mid-market private equity group LDC has taken an undisclosed but “significant” stake in safety solutions provider Kee Safety.

15 February 2011

Carlyle sells down JMC Steel stake to family owners

Private equity behemoth Carlyle is to sell its majority stake in JMC Steel to the Zekelman family, which currently owns a minority stake.

15 February 2011

GetJar raises $25m in series C funding from Tiger Global Management

Smartphone app store GetJar has raised $25m in series C funding from venture capital firm Tiger Global Management.

14 February 2011

Gaming site Raptr raises $15m in Series B funding

Online gaming network Raptr has closed a Series B round of funding on $15m, led by DAG Ventures and including new investor Tenaya Capital and existing investor Accel Partners.

14 February 2011

EQT acquires Taiwan cable TV operator Gala

Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners has acquired Taiwanese television channel operator Gala TV, with company CEO Lin Poa-Chuan as co-investor.

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