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12 May 2011

Venture-backed Sequans Communications goes public in New York

Venture-backed French semiconductor company Sequans has gone public in New York, pricing its shares at $10 apiece, selling 6.7 million to raise $67m.

12 May 2011

EU greenlights First Reserve Finmeccanica power unit acquisition

European regulators have cleared the acquisition of a 45 per cent stake in the power subsidiary of Italian aerospace company Finmeccanica by energy-focused private equity firm First Reserve.

12 May 2011

Warburg invests in India’s Diligent Power

Us private equity firm Warburg Pincus is to make an investment into Diligent Power Private, a coal-based thermal power project developer.

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.

11 May 2011

Norwest sells photonic solutions company CVI to Idex for $400m

US private equity firm Norwest Equity Partners has sold photonic solutions provider CVI Melles Griot to industrial group Idex for $400m in cash.

11 May 2011

World Bank head calls for increased PE investment into developing markets

Private equity is key to catalysing private sector development in emerging markets, according to the head of the World Bank.

11 May 2011

Mexican company ICA mulls airport operator sale

Mexican construction company ICA is considering selling its stake in airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) to private equity firm Advent International.

11 May 2011

Microsoft confirms $8.5bn Skype deal

Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of venture-backed online telecoms company Skype, paying $8.5bn in cash.

11 May 2011

Private equity alums establish debt fund

A group of former private equity team members have joined the UK CEO of big four accountancy firm Deloitte to establish a debt fund.


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