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1 February 2011

Sale may be shelved for Pamplona’s KCA Deutag as senior lenders back restructure deal

A sale of Pamplona-owned Scottish oil services group KCA Deutag is expected to be shelved after the London-based firm secured the backing of a majority group of lenders to go through with its restructuring plan for the business.

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.

1 February 2011

California firm Altamont Capital Partners closes debut fund on $500m

Newly-formed Palo Alto private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners has raised $500m for its debut fund to invest in mid-market businesses.

1 February 2011

SVB hires Gadi Moshe for Israel office

Venture-focused banking group SVB Financial has appointed Gadi Moshe as head of origination for SVB Israel Advisors.

1 February 2011

Citigroup wrests EMI from Terra Firma’s Hands

UK private equity firm Terra Firma has lost control of embattled record company EMI to Citigroup in what marks the end of one of the bitterest and most public disputes in private equity history.

1 February 2011

EnCap closes oil and gas fund on $3.5bn

Texas oil and gas-focused private equity firm EnCap Investments has closed its latest fund on $3.5bn.

1 February 2011

CHAMP Private Equity uncorks $290m Constellation Wines deal

Australian firm CHAMP Private has acquired the Australian and European businesses of Constellation wines in a deal valued at AUS$290m ($292m).


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