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Archive for April, 2011

28 April 2011

Japan’s J-Star acquires care provider HCM

Japanese private equity investor J-Star has acquired a majority stake in home care provider HCM for an undisclosed sum.

28 April 2011

Intera Finnishes fundraising on €200m

Finnish private equity firm Intera has closed its Intera Fund II Ky with €200m of commitments from investors.

28 April 2011

Falck IPO off the table as Nordic Capital sells stake

Scandinavian private equity firm Nordic Capital has sold its remaining 44 per cent stake in Danish ambulance service company Falck to a consortium of investors led by the Lundbeck Foundation, ending speculation that the company would be publicly listed this year.

28 April 2011

Arsenal Capital may look to raise third fund this year

New York-based private equity house Arsenal Capital Partners is reportedly planning to raise a third fund later this year.

28 April 2011

Jimmy Choo ‘may list in Hong Kong’

Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo, backed by private equity business TowerBrook Capital, is reportedly considering an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, which could raise £650m (€730m).

28 April 2011

CNEI invests $11m in China LED business

China-focused growth capital firm China New Enterprise Investment (CNEI) has paid $11m for a stake in LED lighting application company Nanjing Handson.

28 April 2011

AAC, Parcom sell Inalfa Roof Systems to Beijing Hainachuan

Netherlands-based mid-market private equity firms AAC Capital Partners and Parcom Capital have sold sunroof specialist Inalfa Roof Systems to a Chinese trade buyer, Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

28 April 2011

Carlyle made $6.4bn of distributions in Q1

Private equity giant the Carlyle Group made $6.4bn of distributions to investors in the first quarter of 2011, according to reports.

27 April 2011

Viola leads $13m backing of MacroCure

Israeli venture investor Viola Private Equity has committed $10m to pharmaceutical business MacroCure, alongside $3m of commitments by existing backers Pontifax Fund and Docor International Management.

27 April 2011

PE-backed companies ‘outperforming peers’

Private equity portfolio companies have staged a dramatic comeback from the recession and are now outperforming their peers in Europe, according to a survey by management consultants AT Kearney.

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