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12 April 2011

Capricorn makes first Health-tech investment

Belgian firm Capricorn Venture Partners has made the first investment from its Health-tech Fund, which closed in December last year with commitments €42m.

12 April 2011

Blackstone hits first close for yuan fund

US private equity firm Blackstone has reached the first close of its yuan-denominated fund.

12 April 2011

Prudential-Fosun China fund looks overseas for opportunities

A private equity partnership between US life insurance and investment management firm Prudential Financial and Chinese private conglomerate Fosun Group is to invest part of its capital overseas.

12 April 2011

Blackstone forms $1bn oil and gas partnership with Alta Resources

US private equity giant Blackstone is to partner up with Houston onshore oil and gas specialist Alta Resources to explore “unconventional” oil and gas assets in North America.

12 April 2011

Private equity-backed Ausco plans Australian IPO

Australian construction company Ausco is readying an IPO which would be the first private equity-backed IPO in the country in 18 months.

11 April 2011

AnaCap acquires Citi’s Cabot Financial

Financial services-focused private equity firm AnaCap has acquired consumer debt purchasing group Cabot Financial from US banking giant Citi.

11 April 2011

Social VC firm DBL Investors closes second fund on $140m

San Francisco social venture capital firm DBL Investors has closed its second fund on $140m.

11 April 2011

3i drafts in Standard Bank PE team for new Brazil office

UK private equity firm 3i is to expand its presence in Brazil with the establishment of a new office in the fast-growing Latin American economy, and has drafted in a team of Standard Bank Private Equity professionals to run it.

11 April 2011

BC Partners sells Migros Ticaret stake for $515m

UK private equity firm BC Partners has sold a 17.4 per cent stake in Turkish supermarket chain Migros Ticaret for $515m.

11 April 2011

Arcapita smashes return targets with Indian healthcare exit

Bahraini Islamic investment firm Arcapita has sold its stake in Indian healthcare company MedPlus Health Services to a consortium of private equity investors, with returns of over 60 per cent above its expectations for the sale.


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