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25 October 2016

Blackstone to offload 25% stake in Hilton to China’s HNA for $6.5bn

batumi-965188_640 Global private equity group Blackstone is about to offload 25 per cent of Hilton Worldwide Holdings to Chinese aerospace and shipping group HNA for around $6.5bn.

25 October 2016

Ratos reveals negative IRR from sale of 2007 investment EuroMaint

gleise-1555348_1920 Listed Swedish buyout house Ratos has made a negative IRR by agreeing the SEK650m ($73m) sale of rail transport maintenance company EuroMaint after nearly a decade in its portfolio.

24 October 2016

Intel Capital invests $38m in 12 new startups

intel-capital-wendell-brooks-690x460_c Intel Capital has invested $38m in 12 new technology startups, marking the start of the 17th annual Intel Capital Global Summit.

24 October 2016

Quadrivio taps Fund 3 to buy 70% in Farmol

euro-1166051_1280 (1) Italian private equity firm Quadrivio Capital has purchased a 70 per cent stake in Farmol, marking the second investment from its third fun

24 October 2016

Platinum Equity seals $375m deal for remainder of Mactac investment

notes-1014547_640 Platinum Equity has agreed to sell the Americas operations of label maker Mactac at $375m valuation less than three months after offloading its European business.

24 October 2016

JW Childs to sell Sweden’s Esselte for €297m after 14 years

pens-1420755_640 US private equity investor JW Childs Associates has agreed to exit long-held Swedish company Esselte to trade buyer Acco Brands for around €297m ($323m).

24 October 2016

US, European buyout houses circle struggling French Connection amid possible sale rumours

currency-1018220_1920 US and European buyout houses are reportedly lining up to bid for UK retail company French Connection, amid rumours its ageing founder could be considering a sale.

24 October 2016

Palamon pulls in another good return selling Spanish elderly care provider SARquavitae

old-people-753591_1920 Palamon Capital Partners has scored a three-times return on its long-held investment SARquavitae, a Spanish elderly care provider.

24 October 2016

Berkshire Partners closing in on $900m buy of ABRY-backed Masergy

phone-735060_640 US buyout house Berkshire Partners is said to be close to acquiring Masergy Communications from fellow PR firm ABRY for $900m including debt.

24 October 2016

Buyout giants could buy Infor outright, valuation now pegged at $10bn-plus

code-1486361_1920 (1) Private equity-backed software business Infor could be heading for an outright sale rather than just parting with a minority stake, it is understood.

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