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29 July 2014

Neuberger Berman hires former KKR partner Chiu as Asia adviser

cliffordEmployee-controlled private equity firm Neuberger Berman has hired former partner at KKR Clifford Chiu as senior adviser for Asia.

29 July 2014

Carlyle nears deal to buy Acosta from Thomas H Lee

acostaPrivate equity major Carlyle is reportedly nearing a deal to buy consumer goods marketing agency Acosta Sales and Marketing for nearly $5bn.

29 July 2014

LDC makes nearly 3x in £127m Penn Pharmaceuticals sale to trade partner

pills-755993-mLloyd Bank’s private equity spinoff LDC has agreed to sell its stake in pharmaceutical manufacturer Penn Pharmaceuticals to strategic investor Packaging Coordinators for £127m.

29 July 2014

Electra Private Equity turns down Edward Bramson’s strategic review request

londonListed UK private equity firm Electra has rejected a request from activist investor Richard Bramson to appoint three new directors to its board and conduct a strategic review.

29 July 2014

Imperial Capital Group, OPTrust back Dental Corp with $121m investment

teethCanadian dentistry Dental Corp has secured $121m from private equity investors Imperial Capital Group and OPTrust Private Markets Group. The Toronto-based company currently has around 90 locations, which make sit Canada’s largest group of dental practices. Dental Corp’s partnership model enables dentists to retain their clinical and operating autonomy and focus on patient care rather[...]

29 July 2014

Canada’s Clairvest closes Fund V on $554m hard cap

news_closed2_lrgClairvest Group has closed its fifth fund on its CAD600m (US$554.4 million) hard cap, according to PEHub.

29 July 2014

Canadian PM’s ex-aide Nigel Wright returns to Onex Corp

torontoFormer managing director of Onex Corp Nigel Wright is returning to the Canadian private equity firm after four years of absence. Wright served as a managing director of Onex for 13 years before taking a leave of absence to work as chief of staff for the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada in 2010.[...]

28 July 2014

Private equity-backed Findus to pay €200m dividend via high-risk PIK

lasagna-1207761-mFrozen food business Findus plans to pay its owners Lion Capital, JP Morgan and Highbridge Capital Management a €200m dividend by issuing a payment-in-kind note that Fitch has deemed likely to default.

28 July 2014

Bridges Ventures acquires controlling stake in Wholebake

snacksVenture capital firm Bridges Ventures has bought a controlling stake in snack bars maker Wholebake Limited.

28 July 2014

Blackstone in £320m deal for London City commercial property

london-scene-957757-mGlobal private equity giant Blackstone has bought a central London commercial property from Brookfield Property Partners.

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