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25 March 2015

Baird acquires UK’s Clearwater Group

shore beach sand water UK-based private equity firm Baird Capital has acquired a major stake in water solutions provider Clearwater Group.

25 March 2015

Russia’s retail chain Lenta raises $225m, led by RDIF

news_shopping_trolley2_lrg The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has acted as a lead investor in Russian retail chain Lenta’s $225m secondary share offering.

25 March 2015

TPG-backed AGS looking to $216m India IPO

debit credit card machine payment TPG’s India-based payment solutions company AGS Transact Technologies is planning an $216.6m IPO, AltAssets understands.

25 March 2015

KKR, Silver Lake could double money on GoDaddy IPO

arrows The private equity backers of web hosting company GoDaddy Inc are reportedly looking to double their investment via the company’s upcoming flotation.

25 March 2015

HgCapital exits ten-year investment in Sporting Index

dice risk gamble European private equity firm HgCapital has sold spread-betting business Sporting Index a decade after buying into the business.

25 March 2015

Blackstone pays £268m for majority stake in London’s Times Square office

download Global real estate major Blackstone has announced a deal to buy a 95 per cent stake in Times Square offices in London from British commercial property company Land Securities.

25 March 2015

3G Capital could target Kraft Foods for merger with Heinz

Kraft Brazilian buyout house 3G Capital is reportedly eyeing the take-private purchase of food giant Kraft so it can merge it with portfolio company Heinz.

25 March 2015

Advent snaps up Brazil’s education company FSG

Brazil Advent International has agreed a deal to buy Brazil-based private higher education company Faculdade da Serra Gaúcha (FSG).

25 March 2015

Lone Star pulls of out race for Italy’s ICBPI, four remain

italian-flag-734116-m Buyout firm Lone Star Funds has reportedly pulled out of the contest to pick up Italian banking services provider Istituto Centrale Banche Popolari, with four parties still in the running.

25 March 2015

Twitter Ventures makes first deal backing $80m Series C for mobile operating system Cyanogen

news_twitter_bird_lrg The venture investment arm of Twitter has joined Qualcomm Incorporated and Index Ventures in backing mobile operating system company Cyanogen Inc in a $80m funding round.

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