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6 May 2011

Access Industries tunes into Warner Music for $3.3bn

Private equity-backed record company giant Warner Music Group has been acquired by US industrial group Access Industries for $3.3bn in cash.

5 May 2011

Dutch BioGeneration Ventures raises second fund

Dutch venture capital firm BioGeneration Ventures has held an interim closing on its most recent life sciences BioGeneration Ventures II fund with a target of €30m. The fund has attracted existing and new LPs with backers including the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation which invested through a TechnoPartner seed facility loan. The[...]

5 May 2011

Dunkin’ Brands dips into $400m IPO

Private equity-backed doughnuts and coffee chain operator Dunkin’ Brands has filed to raise $400m in an IPO on the Nasdaq exchange.

5 May 2011

Onex acquires doormaker JELD-WEN for $675m

Canadian private equity firm Onex is to acquire JELD-WEN, the world’s largest manufacturer of residential doors and windows, for $675m.

5 May 2011

Lion, Goode, pick up embattled All Saints chain

Consumer-focused private equity firm Lion Capital has rescued UK clothing chain All Saints from collapse, acquiring it from its Icelandic banking owners alongside US private equity firm Goode Partners.

5 May 2011

KKR invests in Australian metal recycling group CMA

US private equity firm KKR is to invest in Australian recycling group CMA Corporation, in a deal said to be worth $90m.

5 May 2011

Cerberus’ Focus calls in administrators

Private equity-owned UK home improvement chain Focus has called in the administrators, leaving its 175 stores at the risk of closure.

5 May 2011

3i may face takeover bids, says analyst

FTSE 100 private equity firm 3i may face takeover bids if its share price continues to trade at a “sizeable” discount, according to stockbroking and advisory firm Oriel Securities.

5 May 2011

Carlyle, Stephens Group invest $200m in Brand Banking parent

US private equity firms Carlyle and the Stephens Group are to invest up to $200m in Brand Group Holdings, a Georgia-headquartered banking company, alongside family-owned company Nonami.

5 May 2011

Advent picks up Penta’s TES Group

UK private equity firm Advent International has acquired TES Group, a Czech manufacturer of electric motors and generators, from CEE-focused firm Penta Investments.


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