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14 August 2014

BASF, Octopus in Series A round for electronic materials business

chemistry-5-487795-m BASF Venture Capital and Octopus Investments have laid down capital for a “significant” Series A funding round for organic semi-conductor material maker SmartKem.

27 June 2014

Montagu exits decade-long Maplin investment with £85m sale to Rutland

maplin store UK-based Montagu Private Equity has sold electronics retailer Maplin to Rutland Partners for £85m after spending a decade rejuvenating the business.

17 March 2014

HIG Europe backs MBO of UK consumer electronics accessories company Kondor

HIG Europe has backed the management buyout of UK-based consumer electronics company Kondor in the first deal from its 2013 vintage fund.

3 March 2014

Montagu mulls Maplin exit, could sell for double initial investment

Maplin UK-based Montagu Private Equity is reportedly planning a £400m to £500m sale of High Street electronics retailer Maplin after ten years of ownership.

7 February 2014

Sony sells PC business to Japan Industrial Partners

Japanese flag pole Sony Corporation has agreed to sell its personal computer business to private equity firm Japan Industrial Partners.

18 October 2013

YFM makes first deal since regaining independence by backing GTK MBO

UK investment firm YFM Equity Partners has made its first deal since spinning out of GLE Group earlier this month by backing the MBO of computer cable and electronics manufacturer GTK UK.

26 September 2013

Rizvi Traverse raises nearly $70m for third fundp

Investment firm Rizvi Traverse Management has raised nearly $70m for its latest private equity fund, AltAssets has learned.

11 September 2013

Anchorage Capital Partners eyes Dick Smith IPO

stock market_lrg Anchorage Capital Partners is reportedly considering floating Australian retailer Dick Smith Electronics a year after buying the business.

6 September 2013

KKR leads the pack for sale of Panasonic’s healthcare arm

Japanese electronics group Panasonic is to grant preferential rights to US private equity firm KKR in the sale of its healthcare unit.

16 April 2013

Panasonic targets Bain, Carlyle for $1bn healthcare selloff

Bain Capital and The Carlyle Group are reportedly among the private equity giants targeted by Panasonic as it looks to sell of part of its healthcare unit for up to $1bn.

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