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28 January 2011

Blackstone checks into Hotel Del Coronado

US private equity firm Blackstone is close to a deal with the owners of San Diego’s Hotel Del Coronado to restructure the hotel’s $630m and become a major stakeholder in the business, according to reports.

28 January 2011

Niam reaches €125m first close for latest fund

Swedish private equity firm Niam has completed a first close of its fifth opportunistic real estate fund on €125m, predominantly from North American and European investors.

28 January 2011

BankUnited IPO smashes target, raises $783m

The initial public offering of private-equity backed BankUnited has exceeded expectations, raising $783m yesterday.

28 January 2011

ICV Partners snaps up dietary supplement company Stauber Performance Ingredients

New York lower mid-market investor ICV Partners has acquired Stauber Performance Materials, a distributor of ingredients to the dietary supplement industry.

27 January 2011

Providence takes stake in Hong Kong broadcaster

Providence Equity, in partnership with two Asian tycoons, is to buy up a 26 per cent stake in Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasting (TVB).

27 January 2011

KKR to raise new buy-out fund, wins $525m commitment from Oregon Investment Council

The Oregon Investment Council (OIC) has committed $525m to a new buy-out fund being raised by New York private equity firm KKR, which is said to have a target size of $8bn - $10bn.

27 January 2011

3i doubles buy-out activity, halves growth investment for last nine months of 2010

UK private equity firm 3i has more than doubled its level of buy-out investment for the nine months to 31 December 2010, while its spend on growth investments dropped by over half.

27 January 2011

Secondaries specialist Cipio undershoots with €137m fund close

European direct secondaries investor Cipio Partners has closed its latest fund on €137m, below its original target of €200m, highlighting the difficult fundraising environment for mid-sized firms.

27 January 2011

VinaCapital sells Hanoi Liquor stake to Diageo for $51.6m

Vietnam-focused asset management and real estate development group VinaCapital has sold its stake in Hanoi Liquor Company (Halico) to UK-based brewing giant Diageo.

27 January 2011

BSkyB acquires DFJ Esprit-backed wi-fi network developer The Cloud

BSkyB has acquired venture-backed European wireless internet network developer The Cloud as the UK broadcasting company moves to strengthen its mobile offering.

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