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31 March 2011

PNC climbs aboard Environmental Express

The private equity arm of Pittsburgh financial services group PNC has acquired a controlling stake in Environmental Express, a manufacturer and distributor of environmental laboratory testing equipment, from Florida Capital Partners.

31 March 2011

Flexpoint picks up VeriClaim stake from Silver Oak

US financial services and healthcare-focused private equity firm Flexpoint Ford has acquired a majority stake in insurance claims services company Toplis & Harding, also known as VeriClaim, from Chicago lower mid-market firm Silver Oak Services Partners.

31 March 2011

Global Infrastructure Partners readies Eni gas pipeline bid

Infrastructure-focused private equity firm Global Infrastructure Partners is readying a bid for a Swiss-Italian gas pipeline owned by Italian oil and gas giant Eni.

31 March 2011

Capital Dynamics picks up Tangent Energy solar portfolio

Swiss asset manager Capital Dynamics has entered into a joint development agreement to invest in commercial-scale solar energy projects developed by Tangent Energy Solutions in the US.

31 March 2011

Apollo shares dip post-IPO

Shares in US private equity giant Apollo Global Management have dropped in value during its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

31 March 2011

Private equity-backed Dunkin’ Brands considers IPO

Private equity-backed snack food chain Dunkin’ Brands is considering dipping in to public markets with an IPO.

31 March 2011

TPG, Oaktree Capital break ground on $955m Taylor Wimpey deal

US private equity firms TPG and Oaktree Capital Management are to acquire the North American arm of Taylor Wimpey as the house builder moves to refocus on its UK business.

31 March 2011

Rothschild launches $750m Chinese investor-focused private equity fund

Millionaire investment banker Jacob Rothschild has launched a $750m private equity fund giving Chinese investors access to international opportunities.

30 March 2011 tunes into $20m venture funding

California video advertisement buying and selling platform has raised $20m in venture funding, led by US investor Bessemer Venture Partners.

30 March 2011

Affinity’s Colorado Group the latest Australian company to call in administrators

A portfolio company of Asia-focused firm Affinity Equity Partners has become the second private equity-backed Australian business to fall into administration in as many months.

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