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20 August 2012

Carlyle targets British military equipment maker Chemring

fighter-plane_sq Global buyout giant Carlyle has tabled a preliminary expression of interest in FTSE 250-listed Chemring Group, the military equipment maker announced late on Friday.

20 August 2012

India Equity pioneers private equity push into Indian dental sector

teeth-dental-dentist India Equity Partners claims to have made the first major private equity investment in the country’s dental health delivery industry by picking up a majority stake in Axiss Dental.

20 August 2012

Ratos nets 23% IRR from investment in Lindab International

Swedish private equity firm Ratos has made a gain of SEK85m ($13m) and an IRR of 23 per cent from its investment in Lindab International after exiting the steel building parts maker to Systemair.

20 August 2012

Patientco raises $3.75m from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox

Healthcare expense management company Patientco has closed a $3.75m Series A funding round, led by corporate venture firm BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Chicago-based Sandbox Industries.

17 August 2012

GSV Capital backs open source education software company rSmart

GSV Advisors have joined ASAHI Net to back a $10.75m financing round for education technology provider rSmart.

17 August 2012

Index Ventures leads $40m Series D round for Pure Storage

London-based venture capital firm Index Ventures has led an oversubscribed $40m Series D round for all-flash enterprise storage array company Pure Storage, which also received contributions from existing investors Greylock, Redpoint and Sutter Hill.

17 August 2012

Carlyle, Pamplona weigh bids for Republic Tobacco

Global buyout firms Carlyle and Pamplona are reported to be among a handful of potential buyers that are weighing offers for Republic Tobacco, in a deal that could fetch as much as $2bn.

17 August 2012

Little Black Bag packs in $8m financing from GRP, DCM

anya-handbag_sq GRP Partners has led an $8m financing round for social commerce site Little Black Bag with participation from DCM.

17 August 2012

Boardwalk, Loews partner for $625m PL Midstream deal

oil-pipes_sq New York-listed Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has formed a joint venture with an affiliate of its GP, which has reached a deal to buy PL Midstream from PL Logistics, a portfolio company of private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg, for $625m in cash.

17 August 2012

Triton mulling second round bids for Dematic

warehouse2_sq Nordic-focused equity firm Triton Partners is currently considering second round bids for its logistics portfolio company Dematic, it is understood.

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