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18 August 2014

Permira exits stake in SVG Capital

exit Private equity firm Permira Holdings has exited its stake in London-listed fellow PE firm SVG Capital.

18 August 2014

Blackstone, TPG near purchase of UK mortgage lender Kensington

pounds-and-pence-414732-m Private equity giants The Blackstone Group and TPG Capital Management are reported to be close to signing a deal to buy subprime mortgage lender Kensington from South African bank Investec.

14 August 2014

TPG in $113m deal to buy 70% share in Sri Lankan bank

golden-temple-615978-m TPG affiliate Culture Financial Holdings has agreed to invest around $113m for 70 per cent issued shares in the Union Bank of Colombo.

24 April 2014

Prelude powers $20m equity round for clean energy finance company Renewable Funding

news_green_Power_lrg Prelude Ventures has co-led a $20m equity funding round for clean energy finance company Renewable Funding.

17 April 2014

Bain Capital, Carlyle in bidding for $700m Standard Chartered Hong Kong finance unit

Global buyout giants Bain Capital and Carlyle are reportedly among the first round bidders for the Hong Kong consumer finance unit of Standard Chartered, which could be valued at up to $700m.

20 March 2014

Meritech leads $40m Series F for cloud-based finance software company Coupa

Meritech Capital has led a $40m Series F financing round for cloud-based finance software business Coupa Software, more than doubling the total raised by the company.

7 March 2014

South Korea opens doors to inbound private equity investment

South Korea is planning to relax regulations that restrict M&A activity, making it easier for groups such as private equity firms to invest in the country, according to the latest three-year plan for economic innovation launched by the country’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

14 February 2014

Pine Brook beats target with $2.43bn energy, finance Fund II

New York-based investment house Pine Brook has held a $2.43bn final close for its second fund targeting the financial services and energy sectors.

14 February 2014

Private equity adapts to expansion capital opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africap

Sub-Saharan Africa poses unique challenges for private equity investors as acquisition targets on the continent tend to be cash hungry and often require additional capital injections to boost growth.

3 February 2014

2013 enjoys six-year high for leveraged loansp

UK leveraged loan volumes fell in Q4 to €1.8bn, though leverage levels spiked in the quarter taking average total leverage on UK deals to 4.8x for 2013 - up from 4.5x for the preceding nine months.

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