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9 February 2011

Pfizer swallows Altor’s Ferrosan Consumer Health

Swedish private equity firm Altor Equity Partners has sold Ferrosan Consumer Health, a Nordic science-based consumer health company, to pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

9 February 2011

$18bn pipeline of PE-backed IPOs forecast so far for 2011

Around $18bn of private equity-backed company IPOs are forecast so far this year, as public markets continue to thaw.

9 February 2011

TPG credit arm closes $604m aviation fund

 

The distressed credit investment arm of US private equity firm TPG has closed a $604m fund to invest in opportunities in the global aviation industry.

9 February 2011

Blackstone among final bidders for $9.5bn Centro US mall assets

US private equity firm Blackstone is among the final bidders for the US assets of Australian mall developer Centro Properties, according to reports.

9 February 2011

First Reserve taps into Asian energy demand with Hong Kong office

US energy-focused private equity firm is set to capitalise on growing energy demand in Asian markets with the launch of a new base in the region.

9 February 2011

Cleantech opportunities growing for private equity as utilities move to balance budgets, says Terra Firma MD

There are growing opportunities opening up in the cleantech sector for private equity firms as a result of large utility firms seeking to address balance sheet issues, according to Terra Firma managing director Damien Darragh.

9 February 2011

HarbourVest backs Nomura life sciences investment division MBO

The life sciences investment division of Tokyo-headquartered banking group Nomura has been acquired by its management team, with backing from HarbourVest.

9 February 2011

AXA PE, Permira close to inking €500m Opodo deal

European private equity firms Permira and Axa Private Equity are closing in on a deal to acquire Opodo from Spanish travel transactions processor Amadeus IT, according to the Wall Street Journal.

8 February 2011

Beringea sells Saffron Digital

Transatlantic venture capital firm Beringea has sold its stake in Saffron Digital, a developer of video delivery platforms, to smartphone designer HTC Corporation, in a deal valuing the company at £30m (€35.4m).

8 February 2011

Zurmont Madison expands management team

Swiss private equity firm Zurmont Madison has expanded its management team with the promotion of Daniel Anliker, Kurt Hitz and Andres Ziegler to partner.


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