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13 May 2011

Landis + Gyr eyes private equity acquisition

Smart metering company Landis + Gyr - which is reportedly valued in the region of $1.5bn - looks set to be taken over by private firms TPG and EQT Partners.

13 May 2011

Mantra Investissement seeks to overturn Private Equity Holdings board

Mantra Investissement, a French investor in listed private equity, has teamed up with activist investor Guy Wyser-Pratte to launch an attack on the board of Swiss listed fund of funds Private Equity Holding, over accusations that the firm has failed to improve shareholder value.

12 May 2011

Segulah acquires personal care companies CCS and Opus Health Care

Swedish private equity firm Segulah is betting on the Swedish personal health industry with the acquisition of CCS and Opus Health Care.

12 May 2011

Thoma Bravo locks down Tripwire acquisition

US private equity firm Thoma Bravo is to acquire Tripwire, a Portland-headquartered IT and security compliance company.

12 May 2011

Citadel MD sees MENA slowdown, postpones exits

The fundraising environment for North Africa and the Middle East is likely to slow down in light of the political instability that has spread across the region this year, according to the co-founder of Citadel Capital, the region’s largest private equity firm.

12 May 2011

TA Associates drills into Indian mining services company Tega

US private equity firm TA Associates has made its fifth deal in India with the acquisition of a minority stake in Tega Industries, a lining products and consultancy services provider for the mining industry. The deal is worth $40m, according to a source familiar with the situation.

12 May 2011

Itochu gets the nod for Kwik Fit takeover

Japanese industrial conglomerate has received permission to acquire UK autoparts dealer Kwik Fit from French private equity owner PAI Partners by EU regulators.

12 May 2011

Takeda offers $12bn for PE-backed Nycomed

Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda is in talks to buy private equity-backed Swiss pharma firm Nycomed for over $12bn, according to Reuters.

12 May 2011

Goldman Sachs to raise up to $770m yuan-denominated fund

US investment bank Goldman Sachs is to become the latest firm to get the greenlight to raise a yuan-denominated private equity fund.

12 May 2011

Apollo posts five-figure first quarter net income rise

US private equity firm Apollo Management has posted a five-fold rise in income in its first quarterly results statement as a listed company.


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