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22 June 2012

IFC aids $155m fundraise for largest Indian education provider Educomp

The International Finance Corporation has joined French development institution Proparco and others to help India’s largest education provider raise $155m of financing.

22 June 2012

MidOcean, ACON merge ad agencies to form Fairway Media

US mid-market private equity firm MidOcean Partners and ACON Investments have merged their respective portfolio companies Olympus Media and Fairway Outdoor Advertising to form Fairway Media Group.

22 June 2012

EQT to float China’s largest pharmacy chain LBX $

Nordic private equity major EQT has filed with the Chinese regulator to list Hunan LaoBaiXing Pharmaceuticals (LBX), China’s largest chain of retail pharmacies, on the Shanghai stock exchange.

21 June 2012

Equistone buys £140m stake in technical recruiter Fircroft

Equistone has bought a significant stake in recruitment firm Fircroft Engineering Services for £140m, marking the mid-market buyout firm’s third acquisition since spinning out from British banking giant Barclays late last year.

21 June 2012

Blackstone nears exit of debt-heavy plastic films company Kloeckner

news_film_lrg Blackstone is close to selling debt-riddled German plastic films company Kloeckner Pentaplast to hedge fund Strategic Value Partners and junior lenders, its is understood.

21 June 2012

Huron recaps Bloomer Plastics for eighth platform purchase

plastic-pipes_sq North America-focused buyout firm Huron Capital has made its eight platform purchase through the recapitalisation of Bloomer Plastics.

21 June 2012

Intel to capitalise on Russian internet market through KupiVIP deal

sale5_lrg Intel Capital has led a consortium of investors in a $38m funding round for Russian online retailer KupiVIP.

21 June 2012

Doughty Hanson nets 2.5x return from Norit exit

UK private equity firm Doughty Hanson has sold Norit, a maker of high-grade activated carbons, to Cabot Corp for $1.1bn.

21 June 2012

Technicolor shareholders snub JP Morgan in favour of Vector offer

Shareholders in French digital TV company Technicolor have snubbed a board recommendation for a JP Morgan buyout in favour of a higher offer from Vector Capital.

21 June 2012

Barclays spin-out Equistone prepares sale of Hydrasun $

Barclays spin-out Equistone is preparing to sell Hydrasun, a Scottish company that makes industrial hoses and other parts for the oil and gas industry, in a deal that is expected to fetch more than £100m, a person familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

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