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10 February 2011

Axa and Permira seal Opodo deal for €450m

European firms Axa Private Equity and Permira have beaten off competition to acquire online travel agency Opodo from Spanish parent company Amadeus IT.

10 February 2011

HgCapital sells SiTel Semiconductor to Dialog in $86.5m deal

European mid-market firm HgCapital has sold SiTel Semiconductor, a Netherlands-based producers of semiconductors for the home wireless voice and data applications market, to Dialog Semiconductor for an enterprise value of $86.5m.

10 February 2011

Paul Capital seeks Indian secondaries with expanded emerging markets team

Private equity secondaries specialist Paul Capital has set its sights on the Indian market with the addition of two new team members tasked with sourcing secondary dealflow in the region.

10 February 2011

Bain, Clayton Dubilier hang on in Emergency Medical auction

US private equity firms Bain Capital and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice are hanging on in the bidding forfor emergency healthcare services company Emergency Medical Services, according to reports.

10 February 2011

$10bn Twitter valuation raises concerns of new tech bubble

Facebook and Google are said to be among the bidders for microblogging site Twitter, which could be valued at as much as $10bn.

10 February 2011

21 Partners closes French mid-market fund on €380m

Italy and France-focused private equity firm 21 Partners has closed its latest fund targeting the French mid-market on €380m.

10 February 2011

First Reserve, Riverstone sell Dresser to General Electric for $3bn

US energy-focused private equity firms First Reserve and Riverstone have completed the sale of electrical infrastructure company Dresser to power giant General Electric for $3bn.

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.

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.


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