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20 April 2011

TPG to take distribution from IASIS Healthcare

US private equity firm TPG is to take a dividend from hospital operator IASIS Healthcare, as the company prepares to raise cash through loans and notes.

20 April 2011

Inflexion checks out Ideal Shopping Direct

UK private equity firm Inflexion looks set to acquire internet shopping company Ideal Shopping direct after the company’s management accepted the firm’s £78.3m (€88.4m) bid.

20 April 2011

Weston Presidio sells Trimark Sportswear to Polyconcept NA

US private equity firm Weston Presidio has sold Canadian apparel company Trimark Sportswear to promotional products maker Polyconcept North America. The move is Polyconcept’s first into branded apparel.

20 April 2011

BAML to wind down private equity arm

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) is to wind down its $5bn private equity division as it seeks to divest risky assets to comply with new US regulations.

20 April 2011

LDC acquires refrigerant specialist A-Gas, web hosting company UK2

UK mid-market investor LDC has acquired refrigerants supplier A-Gas from SME investor Growth Capital Partners in a deal valuing the company at £70m (€78.9m), and web hosting company UK2 for £47m (€52.9m).

20 April 2011

Enterprise Investors banks eight times return on €92m Kruk Warsaw IPO

Polish debt collection service Kruk, backed by Central Europe-focused private equity firm Enterprise Investors (EI) has raised €92m in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

20 April 2011

KKR, Permira-backed ProSieben sells off Benelux ops for €1.2bn

European TV network ProSiebenSat, owned by private equity firms KKR and Permira, is to sell its Dutch and Belgian operations to a consortium of media groups for €1.2bn.

19 April 2011

TPG takes $150m stake in Chinese solar company

US private equity firm TPG is to invest HKD1.2bn ($150m) into Hong Kong-listed solar wafer maker Comtec Solar Systems, betting on the role of solar power in the fast-developing country’s energy mix.

19 April 2011

Perella Weinberg to acquire AIG Rail Services

Funds managed by US investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners are to acquire AIG Rail Services, the railroad leasing and services company owned by insurance giant AIG.

19 April 2011

Eiser Infrastructure beams into €475m Spanish solar thermal financing

UK investor Eiser Infrastructure Partners has arranged €475m in long-term financing for Aries Solar Termoeléctrica (ASTE), the developer of two 50MW solar thermal plants in Spain.


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