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2 April 2013

UK lower mid-market stays robust in face of industry challengesp

Despite a number of successful buyouts, exits and a wave of new funds coming to market in 2012, patchy dealflow, a scarcity of bank debt and a lack of good quality assets resulted in yet another tough period for UK lower mid-market private equity.

8 February 2013

CITIC consortium to take China’s 3SBio private for $340m

Chinese biotechnology firm 3SBio has agreed to be taken private by an investor group led by chief executive Jing Lou and China state-backed CITIC Capital for about $340m.

8 February 2013

EFH hires Kirkland & Ellis, Blackstone for potential restructuring

Energy Future Holdings, the Dallas-based utility whose $45bn takeover at the height of the buyout boom stands as the world’s largest private equity takeovers, has reportedly hired advisors to lay the foundations for a potential restructuring.

8 February 2013

UK private equity eyes big returns from oilfield services spacep

The rising demand for energy and the growing sophistication of the industry’s engineering capabilities are making the oilfield services space an attractive area for private equity firms to invest in, according to Clearwater Corporate Finance.

8 February 2013

Doughty Hanson cuts real estate, tech venture from strategyp

UK mid-market private equity firm Doughty Hanson has announced it will not raise any more real estate or technology venture funds, a move which follows the creation of a new partnership structure in the wake of the death of its co-founder.

8 February 2013

Palatine’s Wealth at Work hires former Mercer CEO as chairman

Wealth at Work, a provider of financial education and employee wealth management services in the workplace backed by Manchester, UK-based Palatine Private Equity, has hired former Mercer CEO Alan Whalley as its new chairman.

7 February 2013

TowerBrook wraps up fourth fund on hard cap within monthsp

Transatlantic private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners has closed its fourth fund at its hard cap of $3.5bn, marking the end of hugely a successful fundraising process that two sources said was wrapped up within just four months of launching.

7 February 2013

Verny Capital sells Kazzinc stake to Kazakh sovereign wealth fund

welding-industrial_sq Kazakh private equity firm Verny Capital has sold its 29 per cent stake in Kazzinc, a zinc producer controlled by Glencore, to Kazakhstan sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna.

7 February 2013

Golden Gate Capital continues deal spree with Macaroni Grill exit

Golden Gate Capital has agreed to sell Romano’s Macaroni Grill to Nasdaq-listed Ignite Restaurant Group for about $55m, marking the San Francisco-based buyout house’s fourth deal in the last five months.

7 February 2013

Finland’s Sentica launches Sentica Buyout IV fund

Finnish private equity firm Sentica Partners has held a closing of its Sentica Buyout IV on approximately €115m.

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