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31 August 2012

Private equity tops public markets for IT services businesses $

Carl_Houghton-1_sq Private equity firms and strategic trade buyers are offering British IT services businesses higher valuations than those that are currently available on the public markets, according to Clearwater Corporate Finance.

31 August 2012

Wall of debt proves an empty threat $

With the speculative grade corporate credit market in the US performing “exceptionally well”, current conditions are a far cry from those forecast by analysts who warned of a financial doomsday due to the record volume of speculative grade credit set to mature between 2012 and 2014.

31 August 2012

Mondi nets EU regulatory approval to buy Nordenia from Oaktree

South African paper business Mondi Group has received European Union regulatory approval for its €655m acquisition of packaging company Nordenia from Oaktree Capital Management.

31 August 2012

TSG completes Yard House exit with $585m Darden Restaurants sale

TSG Consumer Partners has completed its exit from bar and grill restaurant operator Yard House USA with its sale to NYSE-listed Darden Restaurants for $585m.

31 August 2012

PAR invests in German inflight entertainment business AIA

Boston-based private equity firm PAR Capital Management has bought a controlling stake in German listed inflight entertainment company Advanced Inflight Alliance.

31 August 2012

WMS, Demeter Partners invest in environmental monitoring company Dr Födisch

German private equity firm WMS and European environmental investor Demeter Partners have led an investment in environmental monitoring company Dr Födisch.

31 August 2012

IFC allocates $20m to Nereus Capital’s India cleantech fund $

The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation arm has committed $20m to Nereus Capital’s $250m clean power fund focused on targeting opportunities in India.

31 August 2012

EQT-backed Munksjö, Ahlstrom Corp to form paper product giant

Munksjö, the Swedish paper product maker backed by European buyout giant EQT, is merging with the label and processing arm of Finnish paper and wood processing company Ahlstrom ahead of an initial public offering on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

31 August 2012

Penta Capital partners with Redrow founder for possible buyout

Private equity firm Penta Capital is part of a consortium of investors led by Redrow founder Steve Morgan that has launched an approach to take the London-listed housebuilder private, a deal that would value the company’s equity at about £630m.

31 August 2012

Carlyle execs commit $700m to latest fund

Executives at Carlyle committed $700m of their own money to the Nasdaq-listed buyout giant’s latest fund during the second quarter, according to regulatory filings.

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