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19 April 2010

PE-owned semiconductor company NXP files for $1bn IPO

Private equity-owned semiconductor company NXP has filed for an initial public offering in the US and hopes to raise $1.15bn from the process.

16 April 2010

Actis-backed Chinese dairy collapses

A Chinese maker of dairy products backed by emerging markets private equity investor Actis and a consortium of banks is to be liquidated, according to the South China Morning Post.

16 April 2010

Abu Dhabi sovereign fund names new managing director

A new managing director has been chosen for Emirati sovereign wealth fund the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, according to reports. Sheikh Hamid bin Zayed al-Nahyan is to replace his brother, Sheikh Ahmed, who died when his glider hit a reservoir in Morocco last month.

16 April 2010

Permira slams Hugo Boss takeover rumours

UK private equity firm Permira has dismissed market chatter about a potential change of ownership at portfolio company, German fashion label Hugo Boss, according to Reuters.

16 April 2010

Quadrangle pays out $12m over New York pension scandal, blames departed co-founder Rattner

US private equity firm Quadrangle has paid out $12m to regulators over allegations of its involvement in the New York state pension system’s “pay to play” controversy.

16 April 2010

Jafco raises $100m for technology investments, hires new partner

US technology-focused investor Jafco Ventures has raised $100m of new capital to kick off its latest fund and added Veritas Software senior operator Paul Sallaberry as its newest venture partner.

16 April 2010

Private equity’s leading lights line up bids for RBS payment processing division

A host of leading buy-out houses are lining up bids for the payment processing arm of RBS, Global Merchant Services, according to reports.

15 April 2010

PE firms line up as HSBC’s train leasing arm rolls onto the sales block

Private equity firms are expected to lead the way in a bidding war for HSBC’s £2bn (€2.3bn) train leasing business, according to reports. Through HSBC Rail, the bank owns about a third of UK rail rolling stock.

15 April 2010

Online retailer The Hut Group cashes in with £14m funding

British online retail platform The Hut Group has received £14m (€15.9m) from venture capital firm Balderton Capital, as well as London investment fund managers Artemis and The William Currie Group and the former CEO of discount retailer Matalan, Angus Monro.

15 April 2010

Asset manager Salida Capital moves into private equity

Salida Capital, a Canadian asset manager, is preparing to raise a new private equity fund and has received CAN$100m ($100m) in seed funding from an anchor investor, Avenir Capital Corporation CEO Bill Gallacher, ahead of the official launch.


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