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27 September 2016

Minority shareholder Polaris derails Providence Equity’s agreed buy of Starman

hammer-719066_640 Providence Equity faces a challenge to close the €210m acquisition of Baltic telecoms company Starman as minority shareholder Polaris is making a move to buy the business.

27 September 2016

Indian SME investor Ambit Pragma seals second deal of the year

stethoscope-1584223_1920 Indian small cap private equity investor Ambit Pragma has made its second deal of the year by investing in healthcare services and benefits administration business Vidal Health.

27 September 2016

Apax offloads nine-year investment Plantasjen to PE peer Ratos for $148m

garden-gardening-1290908_640 Apax Partners has sold Norwegian gardening accessories retailer Plantasjen to Swedish buyout house Ratos for NOK1.2bn ($148m) after a nine-year holding period.

27 September 2016

Carlyle puts Sub-Saharan Africa Fund in play to back Amrod acquisition $

orange-1236650_640 Global private equity major Carlyle has picked up South Africa's Amrod in a deal valued at around $50m, a source with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

27 September 2016

Cinven, Apollo linked with bids for Uniqa’s Italian insurance units

flag-1343546_1280 Private equity majors Cinven and Apollo Global Management are believed to be in the running for the Italian business of Austrian insurer Uniqa.

27 September 2016

Paine & Partners buys food safety solutions provider Global ID

grapes-690230_960_720 Global private equity firm Paine & Partners has bought food safety solutions provider The Global ID Group for an undisclosed fee.

27 September 2016

Berkshire Partners sells down long-held Aritzia stake through hefty Toronto IPO

jeans-428614_1920 US private equity house Berkshire Partners has sold down its long-held stake in Canadian women's fashion business Aritzia through an IPO which raised C$400m.

27 September 2016

New Mountain mulls exit of IRI, could reach $2.5bn valuation

shopping-cart-1276260_1920 New Mountain Capital is reportedly eyeing an exit of a market research company IRI in a deal which could value it at more than $2.5bn.

27 September 2016

Carrick backs healthcare payments network InstaMed

medic-563425_960_720 (1) US-based investment firm Carrick Capital Partners has backed healthcare payments business InstaMed with a $50m investment.

27 September 2016

Aurelius nears biggest ever revenue deal with Office Depot Europe bid

stapler-428289_1920 Aurelius is nearing the biggest transaction in its history in terms of revenues after submitting a binding offer to acquire the European business of US-based Office Depot.

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