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27 June 2012

Gulf Capital in exclusive talks to buy Egyptian medical device maker Haidylena $

Gulf Capital is in exclusive talks to buy a controlling stake in Egyptian medical device maker Haidylena, in a deal that would mark one of the first private equity buyouts in Egypt since the Arab Spring, two people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

27 June 2012

Billabong founder open to takeover offer

surfing2_sq Gordon Merchant, the founder of beleaguered Australian surfwear brand Billabong, has said he is open to another takeover bid after shunning global buyout giant TPG Capital’s offer earlier this year.

27 June 2012

Francisco favourite to clinch Kewill after Symphony withdraws

US private equity firm Francisco Partners has emerged as the favourite to buy struggling software company Kewill after rival buyout house Symphony declined to table a counter offer, in a sale process that is expected to fetch over £100m.

27 June 2012

Luxembourg mobile marketing company ZapFi adds €6m from US investor

Luxembourg-headquartered mobile marketing company ZapFi has completed a €6m round of financing from an unnamed US private investor to support its continued growth.

27 June 2012

MidOcean Partners, Crestview Partners exit Puerto Rico’s OneLink Communications for $582m

telephone-cable_sq US private equity firms MidOcean Partners and Crestview Partners have agreed to sell Puerto Rican cable TV and telephony company OneLink Communications for $585.25m.

27 June 2012

Corporate venture group Vorwerk, Omnes Capital serve up “seven-figure sum” for Tennis-Point

news_tennis.lrg_ Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of the Vorwerk Group, and Omnes Capital, formerly Credit Agricole Private Equity, are to invest a “mid-seven-figure sum” in tennis e-commerce business Tennis-Point.

27 June 2012

Pamplona Capital Management ups Unicredit stake

milan_lrg UK investment manager Pamplona Capital Management has upped its ownership stake in European banking group UniCredit to five per cent.

27 June 2012

Analytics company Jirafe completes $7m Series A round

Analytics company Jirafe has completed its Series A round of funding, raising $7m in growth capital from Foundry Group and FirstMark Capital. FirstRound Capital and O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures also participated.

27 June 2012

Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca backs financial education site DoughMain

Free financial education site DoughMain has received an investment from a private equity fund managed on behalf of Lee Iacocca, the former chairman and CEO of Chrysler Corporation and president of Ford Motor company.

26 June 2012

Inflexion to put emerging market team to work on CTC deal $

Inflexion’s management buyout of CTC Aviation, a pilot training provider for clients including British Airways and easyJet, allows the firm to put its new emerging markets team to work on an ambitious expansion strategy into India and China. Managing partner John Hartz spoke to AltAssets about the deal.

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