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16 May 2011

Avista Capital invests $176m in natural gas transporter Appalachian Midstream

US private equity firm Avista Capital Partners is to acquire a stake in Appalachian Midstream Partners, a natural gas and transportation services company operating in the Marcellus Shale patch, in the Appalachian Basin.

16 May 2011

Bridgepoint scores 2.5 times return on Environmental Resources exit

UK private equity firm Bridgepoint has sold its majority stake in Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the world’s largest environmental consultancy firm, to Charterhouse Capital Partners.

16 May 2011

3i sells oil services company RBG to Stork Technical

UK private equity firm 3i has sold RBG, a UK-based oil industry service provider RBG to Stork Technical Services.

16 May 2011

Lone Star considers partial IKB stake sale

Dallas private equity firm Lone Star may sell a portion of its stake in rescued German lender IKB, but is having difficulty finding a buyer for the rest of the business, according to reports.

16 May 2011

Waterman Capital picks up Australian employment company Working In

New Zealand private equity firm Waterman Capital has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Working In, a migrant employment services business operating in Australia and New Zealand.

16 May 2011

PE-backed East African telecoms group raises $57m in new funding

Private equity-backed east African telecoms company Wananchi has raised $57.5m in new funding to support the roll-out of its fiber infrastructure network.

16 May 2011

Australia allocates $106m to Renewable Energy VC fund

The government of Australia has boosted its support of the renewable energy sector, budgeting for a AUS$100m ($106m) Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund and allocating A$US60m to the new Emerging Renewables programme.

16 May 2011

TPG moves into home rental ad company Primedia in $525m deal

US private equity firm TPG is to acquire apartment and home rental ad company Primedia in a deal worth $525m.

13 May 2011

InnovationsKapital jets off with travel services company Paxport

Swedish growth capital investor InnovationsKapital has acquired a stake in Paxport, a passenger management solution supplier serving the charter leisure travel industry.

13 May 2011

Arclight closes in on $600m for latest fund

US Energy-focused private equity firm Arclight Energy Partners has raised almost $600m towards its latest fund, and has set its sights on a $2bn final close.


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