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20 April 2011

Enterprise Investors banks eight times return on €92m Kruk Warsaw IPO

Polish debt collection service Kruk, backed by Central Europe-focused private equity firm Enterprise Investors (EI) has raised €92m in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

20 April 2011

KKR, Permira-backed ProSieben sells off Benelux ops for €1.2bn

European TV network ProSiebenSat, owned by private equity firms KKR and Permira, is to sell its Dutch and Belgian operations to a consortium of media groups for €1.2bn.

20 April 2011

TPG to take distribution from IASIS Healthcare

US private equity firm TPG is to take a dividend from hospital operator IASIS Healthcare, as the company prepares to raise cash through loans and notes.

20 April 2011

Inflexion checks out Ideal Shopping Direct

UK private equity firm Inflexion looks set to acquire internet shopping company Ideal Shopping direct after the company’s management accepted the firm’s £78.3m (€88.4m) bid.

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.

19 April 2011

Temasek, RRJ Capital pick up majority Frac Tech stake

Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek and RRJ Capital, the new private equity vehicle of ex-Hopu founding partner Richard Ong, are to acquire Frac Tech Holdings, the majority shareholder of oilfield services provider Frac Tech Services.

19 April 2011

Marketing company Cognetas sells Commarco to WPP

European mid-market firm Cognetas is to sell marketing services company Commarco to UK marketing and advertising group WPP.

19 April 2011

Barclays Private Equity video advertising house The Mill from Carlyle

The private equity arm of UK banking group Barclays is to acquire video content business The Mill from Carlyle in a deal valuing the company at £119m (€135.7m).

19 April 2011

Private equity-backed Air Lease raises $800m in IPO

Private equity-backed aircraft lessor Air Lease has raised $802.5m in a New York IPO less than a year after its inception.

19 April 2011

ECI taps into Isis Equity’s Reed & Mackay

UK mid-market private equity firm ECI Partners is to take a stake in business travel services company Reed & Mackay, a portfolio company of Isis Equity Partners.


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