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15 April 2011

LBO France picks up electronic equipment business CMR from Siparex

French private equity firm LBO France has backed a management buy-out of electronic equipment manufacturer Control Measure Regulation (CMR) from its current private equity owner, Siparex.

15 April 2011

CDC made £269m return in 2010

UK government-owned development investor CDC made a total return of £269m (€304m) in 2010, the firm’s latest results show, boosting its value to £2.8bn (€3.2bn).

15 April 2011

Merchant Capital launches £50m turnaround fund

Aim-listed financial group Merchant Housel is to launch a £50m turnaround fund to fill the SME financing gap left by banks.

15 April 2011

HIG and Anchorage take over Walter Services, restructure debt

Private equity firm HIG Capital has led a capital injection into German call centre operator Walter Services, after reaching an agreement with creditors to restructure the company’s debt.

15 April 2011

European legislation to boost VC investment

Industry ministers from the European Union, meeting at Gödöllö in Hungary, have approved the European Single Market Act, containing 12 measures designed to stimulate business including a plan to make it easier for venture capitalists to invest across national borders.

15 April 2011

AlpInvest, Alpha PE acquire Hans Anders Group from Gilde

Dutch fund of funds investor AlpInvest and European mid-market buy-out house Alpha Private Equity are to acquire Hans Anders Group, a Netherlands-based glasses retailer, from Gilde and Comnaar Investments.

15 April 2011

Blackstone and Warburg up Kosmos IPO to $620m

Private equity-owned oil and gas exploration and production company Kosmos Energy is to increase the size of its initial public offering to $620m.

14 April 2011

Sun Europe picks up Britton Flexibles from HSBC

The European buy-out arm of Sun Capital Partners has acquired UK flexible plastic packaging manufacturer Britton Flexible from HSBC Private Equity.

14 April 2011

Conversus launches $50m tender offer

Euronext-listed private equity fund of funds Conversus Capital has announced an offer to purchase up to $50m-worth of its outstanding shares.

14 April 2011

FSN Capital acquires Danish housebuilder HusCompagniet

Nordic private equity firm FSN Capital has acquired HusCompagniet, Denmark’s largest producer of single-family homes.

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