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17 February 2011

EQT, Goldman-backed ISS planning €1.78bn IPO

Private equity-backed ISS, the world’s largest cleaning service contractor, has said it intends to float on the stock market with an initial public offering that could raise DEK13.3bn (€1.78bn).

17 February 2011

TPG, Leonard Green try on J Crew as go shop period ends

The $2.86bn take-private of US fashion retailer J Crew by private equity firms TPG and Leonard Green looks set to go through as the company’s 85 day go shop period ended with no deal reached.

17 February 2011

Buy-out performance “cannot be emulated” by public markets

Private equity buy-outs are producing returns that cannot be emulated on public markets, according to data from London Business School and HEC in Paris.

17 February 2011

Sun European Partners completes NextPharma acquisition

The European arm of US private equity firm Sun Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of NextPharma Technologies, a provider of manufacturing, product development, clinical trials and logistics services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

16 February 2011

Chinese regulators to let brokers run PE funds

China’s securities regulator is set to allow some brokerages to operate their own private equity funds for the first time, Reuters reports.

16 February 2011

Sequoia India founders leave to set up own company

Four founding members of the Indian unit of venture capital firm Sequoia Capital have left to form their own public market asset management company.

16 February 2011

American Capital beats expectations with $1bn 2010 earnings

Nasdaq-listed US private equity firm American Capital has continued its recovery with $1bn earnings and $1.9bn in debt repayments over the course of 2010.

16 February 2011

2010 breaks records for secondaries with $20bn sale volume

Last year saw record levels of private equity secondary transactions, at $20bn, according to research from Triago.

16 February 2011

Intel Capital dials into mobile applications companies across the globe

The venture investment arm of microchip and semiconductor giant Intel has backed fundraising rounds for a string of mobile communications applications companies across China, North America, and the UK.

16 February 2011

Canadian venture investment up as fundraising hits 16 year low

Venture capital investment into Canada increased for the first time in three years in 2010, while fundraising for firms in the country slumped to its lowest since 1994.


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