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19 April 2011

Perella Weinberg to acquire AIG Rail Services

Funds managed by US investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners are to acquire AIG Rail Services, the railroad leasing and services company owned by insurance giant AIG.

19 April 2011

Eiser Infrastructure beams into €475m Spanish solar thermal financing

UK investor Eiser Infrastructure Partners has arranged €475m in long-term financing for Aries Solar Termoeléctrica (ASTE), the developer of two 50MW solar thermal plants in Spain.

18 April 2011

Baring-backed take-private set to go ahead at Harbin Electric

Emerging market-focused private equity firm Baring Private Equity Partners is backing the CEO of Chinese electric motor manufacturer Harbin Electric to take the $630m company private.

18 April 2011

Angelo Gordon-backed Hamilton State Bank acquires Bartow Bank

Private equity-backed US lender Hamilton State Bank is to acquire the deposits of failed Georgia-based business, Bartow County Bank.

18 April 2011

Oxford Investment accesses £50m co-investment fund

UK angel network Oxford Investment Opportunity Network will tap into public funds to finance UK start-ups after winning a group bid for funding under the UK’s £450m (€513.5m) Regional Growth Fund.

18 April 2011

Wellspring acquires airgun maker Crosman from Pamlico Capital

New York private equity firm Wellspring Capital is to acquire airgun manufacturer Crosman Corp from Pamlico Capital.

18 April 2011

Technology Crossover Ventures takes $125m stake in K12

US growth capital investor Technology crossover Ventures it to pay $125m for a minority stake in K12, a provider of school programmes for students in kindergarten through to high school.

18 April 2011

Hevesi gets up to four years in NY pension scandal

Former New York state comptroller Alan Hevesi has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for his role in the state pension fund pay-to-play scandal.

18 April 2011

Rhone group agrees to acquire Evonik unit

US private equity firm Rhone Group has agreed to acquire the carbon black unit of private equity-backed German chemicals, energy and real estate company Evonik, in a deal valued at €900m.

18 April 2011

Sun Europe acquires UK magazine printer Polestar

Sun European Partners, the European buy-out arm of Sun Capital Partners, has acquired Polestar UK Print, one of the UK’s biggest magazine printers.


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