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2 February 2011

Baird sells recruitment agency Aston Carter to Allegis

UK-based lower middle market private equity firm Baird Capital Partners has sold local recruitment agency Aston Carter to the Allegis Group.

2 February 2011

Mexican firm Nexxus Capital reaches $70m first close for fifth fund

Mexican private equity firm Nexxus Capital has held a first close for its fifth fund, just months after closing its fourth on $220m.

2 February 2011

India’s Milestone to invest $450m in 2011

The managing director of Indian private equity firm Milestone Capital Advisors has said it will invest $450m this year, Reuters reports.

2 February 2011

Partners Group and STIC buy up Korean tyremaker Saehwa

Swiss private equity firm Partners Group and Korea’s STIC Investments have bought an undisclosed stake in Saehwa International Machinery.

2 February 2011

TPG, Blackstone call in the banks for Freescale Semiconductor IPO

US private equity firms TPG and Blackstone has called in Deutsche Bank and Citigroup to handle an IPO of Freescale Semiconductor, the microchip manufacturer that they took private for $16.6bn in 2006, according to reports.

2 February 2011

Facebook faces down Groupon, expands discount shopping service

US social networking giant Facebook has thrown down the gauntlet to venture-backed group discount competitor Groupon by expanding its Deals sales service into Canada and across Western Europe.

1 February 2011

Pension funds spurn fixed income for private equity

Pension funds in Europe and North America are moving away from fixed income and looking towards private equity.

1 February 2011

MidOcean picks up Pre-Paid Legal Services for $650m

New York private equity firm MidOcean Partners is to acquire Pre-Paid Legal Services, which provides legal service plans through a network of independent law firms across the US and Canada, for $650m.

1 February 2011

Baring Private Equity Asia closes latest fund on $2.5bn

Baring Private Equity Asia has closed its latest fund on $2.46bn, in the largest Asian private equity fundraising since the downturn.

1 February 2011

Enterprise Investors sells PharmaSwiss to Valeant

Polish private equity firm Enterprise Investors (EI) is to sell its entire stake in PharmaSwiss to Valeant Pharmaceuticals for €52.5m.

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